The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

by Annie Leonard
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The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
MotherLodeBeth More than 1 year ago
There are so many reasons I love this book. Its fair, its enlightening, its wise, its well written, its full of documented facts that make me a wiser person, caring person, happier person. In the introduction she notes, '1. I'm not against Stuff. In fact I'm pro-Stuff! I want us to value our Stuff more, to care for it, to give it the respect it deserves. I want us to recognize that each thing we buy involved all sorts of resources and labor. Someone minded the earth for the metals in your cell phone; someone unloaded the bales from the cotton gin for your T-shirt. Someone in a factory assembled that pair of sunglasses, and they might have been exposed to carcinogens or forced to work over-time.'
terrielynns More than 1 year ago
Although sometimes it seems hard to read it is an eye opening book.
KtDearest More than 1 year ago
Annie Leonard's video has been seen by millions of people. Now Annie Leonard has written a book on the topic. It is informative and entertaining and thought prevoking! I encourage you to watch the video and then read the book. The concept of take-make-waste is so important as we amass more and more stuff. It will make you think about your decisions in product selection. Packaging, disposablity, obsolescence, shipping distance, manutacturing, materials.not just the actual item should all be considered as we look at what our stuff means. The Story of Stuff explores how things that seem unrelated are related. The interlinking of systems shows us that there is a cost vs a price! Great read!
bbveg More than 1 year ago
Comprehensive, informative, and thought-provoking. This book is a must for anyone interested in the impact overconsumption has on our planet.
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What we don't know... or dont want to know can be scary about all of our stuff. This is a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Veryinformative and not too wonky or naggy!
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WhompingWillow More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have picked up in a while. Ms. Leonard's ability to tie together so many complex and interrelated topics is incredible. Her big picture view with all the facts and details to back it up has changed my consumer ways already. What I find inspiring is that she can make the complex seem simple, the impossible seem feasible, and moves an otherwise depressing topic into a way to empower all people. She should get the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. Read it, get empowered, and change this world!
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ChimeDolkerBanaktsang More than 1 year ago
This book is such an eye-opening, and so inspiring. Every single person on Earth should read it. This book helps you treat our ONLY Earth a little more carefully, and not take it for granted. Thank you Annie Leonard. I wish there were more people like you in every country and its govt.
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