20 minutes is not too much time to invest in this excellent "movie" about The Story of Stuff !! Hopefully it will inspire and encourage you to think differently about how you use resources and how you spend and consume personally - so that you can make influence the scope of the world. (Several additional supplemental videos are also available under the links to "movies" at the site! Good stuff to think about effecting the Good for the All!)Some quick reminders on how to: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Relocalise - then OffsetAnd, the principles and ideas imbedded in this article from The Sierra Club on Why Consumption Matters - provides keen insight to rethink patterns of life that effect the Good for the All! The article concludes with these words:
The solutions to questions of justice and equity that pertain to our consumption patterns will require a reexamination of our values, the products we buy, the layout of our communities, and ultimately global trade. As a start, we should promote fair trade, livable wages, and better city planning that mixes people of different incomes. Most importantly, valuing people for who they are and how they spend their time, rather than for what they wear, drive, or own, is a simple but important act, that will serve as the foundation of a more just society.
Toward eupan.~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.