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PostPosted: January 7th, 2008, 9:09 pm 
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http://www.storyofstuff.com/

It's a long message (20 Minutes), but something that likely we all will be talking about more in the future. I think it's pretty well done, and found it pretty interesting. I figure you might find it interesting too.

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PostPosted: November 24th, 2009, 11:50 am 
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I gave this link to the teacher in for me (it fits in fabulously with the new curriculum), and he reports that it seems to have more meaning to students now than ever.

My own family viewed it the other night, and it had generated a zillion questions have have come up the next 3 nights at the supper table.

Everyone....if you haven't seen it, take a look.

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PostPosted: November 24th, 2009, 1:45 pm 
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The story of stuff have been around since 2007, but it is still current and powerful.

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PostPosted: November 24th, 2009, 9:41 pm 
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Wow, no replies back nearly two years ago, and now it's back.

I still think it's interesting. The reality is that we as a society are essentially an ostrich sticking it's head in the sand. We are buried by our stuff, whether it be canoes, cars, clothes, books, electronics, or Happy Meal Toys.

Thanks for the bump Cheryl

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2009, 11:19 am 
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I agree - it has certainly helped our kids see why we don't care about style - look good, feel great, be yourself, rather than bowing to the latest fashions, why we shop used, and find owners for things we are done with. They are not totally convinces, but they are thinking about it.

TV has never been big in our house, but the youngest made it quite clear that not seeing commercials has not stunted him in any way!

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2009, 1:31 pm 
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Sure is still current.

Think this may have been quiet with replies because it was mentioned in another thread and discussed there.

Well worth another look considering the speed we are seeing change in things climate wise.

Thanks for bringing it up again Cheryl. Glad to see someone getting this out there to young people.


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PostPosted: November 10th, 2010, 12:21 pm 
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The latest from Annie Leonard. I do wish designers would start engineering products this way (which they would do if they were responsible for externalized costs). My pile of discarded power cords would easily fill a 60L blue barrel, and is one huge complicated knot of twisted spaghetti.

http://storyofstuff.org/electronics/

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