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Chris Jordan :: Running the    Numbers Chris Jordan :: Running the Numbers
by Chris Jordan
Dazzling images make the statistics that describe the huge waste streams of our consumer culture visible. This photo essay shows recent works of Chris Jordan from his Running the Numbers and Intolerable Beauty series.
The Story of Stuff: The Bigger Picture The Story of Stuff: The Bigger Picture
Take a look at our YES! articles to support teaching with The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to get your students thinking and talking about the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
The Story of Stuff by Annie     Leonard The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
by Annie Leonard
The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture—from resourc extraction to iPod incineration—exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to stuff.
The Good Life: Consumerism is so '90s
by Holly Dressel
In growing numbers, Americans are rediscovering that the real meaning of the good life doesn't come from things they can buy but from things they can feel.
Out of Time Out of Time
by Jonathan Rowe
The desperate quest to cram more into time has caused it to diminish. Could the cure for time scarcity be a vision of the Eternal?
Book Review - Graceful Simplicity by Jerome Segal, Living Lightly by Walter and Dorothy Schwarz Book Review - Graceful Simplicity by Jerome Segal, Living Lightly by Walter and Dorothy Schwarz
by John de Graaf
Segal shows that now, perhaps for the first time in history, it is possible to create a society where all people can live simply but gracefully, with time for the things that really matter – deep friendships and relationships, a beautiful and clean environment, and freedom from fear and insecurity. All that is needed is the political will.
The Overspent American
by Sarah van Gelder
How might Americans get free of the mind-numbing cycle of overwork and overconsumption? Sarah van Gelder invited author Juliet Schor to discuss this question with leaders of the voluntary simplicity and downshifters' movements Cecile Andrews - John de Graaf - Duane Elgin -Vicki Robin - Betsy Taylor - Wanda Urbanska
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