Annie currently resides in California with her daughter. I like that at the end of every section Leonard takes time to tell each of us what we can do to not only create a greener environment that is sustainable, but to simplify our lives. The thing I liked most about the book is that the author understands that there is a connection between our material standard of living and the environment. I decided to read this book a free book from Free Press Blog Tours from Simon and Schuster because I wanted to know what effect my consumption had on the world, I was not truly prepared for what I found out. You will see how they suffer simply because our self worth, our happiness in life has been placed on the consumption of a lot of stuff.
Send feedback, with a few mouse clicks and specific comments. The author presents the facts without being preachy and writes in a humorous and engaging style. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000. Landfills are piling up with the discarded electronics of the 21st century, but film reels and vinyl records have never been a big threat. . We invite you to watch and share our movies, participate in our study programs and join our campaigns. But a it turns out to be topics and information that I personally have read, heard, lived and worked for years.
But I'm glad I checked it out! In 2007, those facilities reported that 4. I could go on and on. He later put it at 2 on his 10 best of the 1980s, behind Martin Scorsese's. Digital electronics, when thrown away, are shipped overseas to huge piles to be sorted through and recycled by people working for cheap labor. To prepare for their roles, Kaufman gave the actors playing the seven astronauts an extensive videotape collection to study. Will you help us make this movie? I spent a bunch of time on there.
Is constantly shopping, consuming, having a lot of material things, etc. I canceled an Amazon subscription for an item that had a low GoodGuide score. In her sweeping, groundbreaking book of the same name, Leonard tracks the life of the Stuff we use every day—where our cotton T-shirts, laptop computers, and aluminum cans come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, and where they go when we throw them out. For example, those who work in factories in some parts of the world are exposed to a lot of harmful chemicals that not only damage their health, but also because these toxins cling on to their clothes and things, they bring these toxins home which also harms their families. Meanwhile we, as consumers, are compromising our health and well-being, whether it's through neurotoxins in our pillows or lead leaching into our kids' food from their lunchboxes—and all this Stuff isn't even making us happier! In December 1982, 8,000 feet of film portraying John Glenn's trip in orbit and return to Earth disappeared or was stolen from Kaufman's editing facility in. Free Range Studios also produced the documentary, which was first launched online on December, 2007. As she says, it doesn't make sense to live this way, when there are more important things in life, like the relationships we establish with people, the experiences we live.
And if we were to make the selfish and immoral choice of going any farther down that path, then we would have to build bigger walls and fences and hunker down, because it would get ugly. We might think everyone understands these ideas, but not so; this film can help with that. Luckily I bought this bit of stuff used and will recycle it through Goodwill. The story about how toxic stuff winds up in Haiti and Bangladesh, and various people's reactions to this, was quite illuminating. The scorecard for my county was not good.
What depleted resources started, Hurricane Alicia finished. Expansive, galvanizing, and sobering yet optimistic, The Story of Stuff transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet. Leonard encourages recycling, among other things, as one action individuals can take. Find out in our latest movie, A Tale of Two Cities, the story of citizens from two very different Michigan communities who have found their futures linked by a threat to the one thing that all life requires: water. The thing is, we don't have a choice. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1994. By February 2009, it had been seen in 228 countries and territories.
What is the actual value of living in this planet? She understands that this is a mirage. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But later in the book, I came to appreciate that she didn't do this. I really like that idea. This community has been living in a dystopian reality for three years in which the only water for drinking, cooking, and bathing flows from a plastic bottle. This is the idea that producers, rather than consumers or municipalities should be held responsible for the safe disposal of the waste created by their products.
For Example: She does an example of how it takes 98 tons of material to produce 1 ton of paper. The earth has outlasted many disasters. Surprisingly, as someone who isn't an environmentalist, this actually impacted me. I might have liked the book better if I just started with Chapter 1, but I didn't. Or does she think that the whole system of producing stuff will decline as energy supplies decline? Shown in thousands of classrooms, endlessly blasted by Fox News, viewed more than 10 million times, The Store of Stuff finally opens the door to a serious cultural dialog about the costs of consumption. Well, imagine that, a limited and diminishing resource might finally cost more per litre than milk.
This book is fascinating - to say the least. Grueling physical and mental tests select the astronauts, including of the , , and of the , as well as Cooper, Grissom and Slayton; they immediately become national heroes. The failure of this and caused The Ladd Company to shut down. Perceived Obsolescence: to 'perceive' an item as broken or obsolete because of taste or fashion manipulated by 'corporate decision makers, industrial designers, economic planners, and advertising men actively, strategically' promoting the next new idea or trend. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many. And not just with your money. Climate change is a complex topic, and figuring out the best course of action for us requires some assumptions about what we care about, and want to prevent going forwards.
You might become paralyzed by the staggering scope of problems our industrial complex has created, and simply do nothing and hope a miracle gets us out of this quagmire. So why should we keep up this crazy, consumer lifestyle? Cascade Locks, Oregon is heaven on earth—a small town nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge. Of course it is absurd but I am tied to a system that requires buying stuff. The missing footage was never found but the footage was reconstructed from copies. Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle. This alarming fact drove Annie Leonard to create the Internet film sensation The Story of Stuff, which has been viewed over 10 million times by people around the world. Many know that communism's new home is the environmental movement.