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.
- The Story of Stuff and read our review.
- The Bigger Picture gain a deeper understanding of consumption with these YES! Articles.
- 10 Little and Big Things You Can Do and YES! Stories of real people making changes.
The Story of Stuff website has many more resources, including an annotated script of the movie, a detailed glossary, facts, tips for holding a screening in your classroom or community, and more.
WATCH THE STORY OF STUFF
Our Review of the Film, by Cecile Andrews
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YES! resources for a deeper understanding about consumption, our materials-based economy, and alternative ways of living.
See our selection of 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 Bigger Picture gain a deeper understanding of consumption with these YES! Articles
There is no single simple thing to do, because the set of problems we’re addressing just isn’t simple. But everyone can make a difference, and the bigger your action the bigger the difference you’ll make. Here are some ideas, along with YES! Stories of people making these changes in their lives.
10 Little and Big Things You Can Do along with YES! Stories of real people making new choices