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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future – Kim Preshoff in TED-Ed

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The Story of Stuff: Annie Leonard

Here’s what the Story of Stuff is about:

“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

You can download the Story of Stuff from:

http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/

Money as Debt

Paul Grignon tells us what money is and how it is created … a controversial introduction to the modern monetary system.

Paul has his own website at: http://www.moneyasdebt.net/

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation gives an alternative way of looking at development in this TED Talk.

Hans Rosling 2006: Stats that reshape your world-view

This is Hans Rosling’s 2006 TED talk.

I show it in class but you also need to view it yourself.  You can download it from the TED website.