Sunday, January 04, 2009

Consumercide: The Story of Stuff

I did not intend to begin new year with a gloom and doom post on the subject of what I call "consumercide", but that's just how it worked out. :)

I finally got around to watching "The Story of Stuff", a film about consumerism and the "materials economy", the process by which material resources are used to produce goods which are then used and disposed of by consumers. As this process is discussed the effects of this system upon people, the planet and sustainability are explained.

Here is a teaser.

The film is really well done. An incredible dense amount of information on a serious subject that is still really fun to watch.

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