Tag Archive | Consumption

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/

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People and the Planet: eBook from the Royal Society

People and the Planet report was published by the Royal Society in 2012.

Chapters 2 and 3 are required reading.

The report is summarised in the Royal Society’s webpage as follows:

“Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption are linked, and the implications for a finite planet.”