Friday, February 4, 2011

The Story of Stuff


Source: Metacafe (alternate: StoryOfStuff.Com, YouTube, Google Video)
Download: Quicktime

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.

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In the Library:
  • Agyeman, Julian. 2005. Sustainable communities and the challenge of environmental justice. New York: New York University Press. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Boggs, Carl. 2000. The end of politics: corporate power and the decline of the public sphere. New York: Guilford Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Conkin, Paul Keith. 2007. The state of the Earth: environmental challenges on the road to 2100. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. [link: WorldCat]
  • Dobson, Andrew. 1995. Green political thought. London: Routledge. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Klare, Michael T. 2001. Resource wars: the new landscape of global conflict. New York: Metropolitan Books. [link: WorldCat]
  • Ridgeway, James. 2004. It's all for sale: the control of global resources. Durham: Duke University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Shabecoff, Philip, and Alice Shabecoff. 2008. Poisoned profits: the toxic assault on our children. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Steingraber, Sandra. 2001. Having faith: an ecologist's journey to motherhood. Cambridge, Mass: Perseus Pub. [link: WorldCat]
  • Sustainable Consumption, Ecology and Fair Trade. 2008. Routledge. [link: NetLibrary]

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