by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Internet.

Story of Stuff

Today the Story of Stuff featuring activist (and soon to be potentially a green celeb herself) Annie Leonard, was released. This is a 20 minute web-video that explains where our “stuff” comes from and goes to when it dies…and every step in between.The holiday season is the perfect time to launch such a story. It’s a scary tale. I think the essence of it is captured in the teaser clip below.

The thing that strikes me most is something that I have wondered for a long time. Why IS stuff so cheap? Who IS paying for it? Sometimes we think that fair-trade, organic, and locally made items are too expensive. I think perhaps it’s just the opposite. Everything else is just too cheap.

Watch the entire film and let us know what you think. It really makes you think about all of the stuff that we buy, and if we really need it. And if we do need stuff, where it should be coming from.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • Laura

    this was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I sent it out to all my friends and not one lazy a**hole bothered to watch it. I hope the rest of the world isn’t so lame because this movie ROCKS.