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The Story of Stuff

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  • Author: Annie Leonard
  • Updated: 09/24/2010
  • Copyright: Story of Stuff
    1442A Walnut Street, #272
    Berkeley, CA 94709 USA.

The Story of Stuff
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.


Downloads and DVD's

If you want a copy of the Story of Stuff, the best way is to download and share from your computer.
They can't help with download problems because there are so many variables in equipment, internet speeds, and software. If you have difficulties downloading, check with your internet provider or your operating system FAQ's. You may need an updated version of QuickTime.

If you need a better copy or are sharing with a wider audience, they do have DVDs available. They would love to see thousands of uses for one DVD rather than one DVD each for thousands of people, so please feel free to copy and share your DVD.

The Story of Stuff is available for a $10 donation. For each $10 donation you will receive one Story of Stuff DVD as a "thank you" for supporting the project.

If you do choose to purchase a DVDs, you may do so online or by mail.

To order by mail:
Please send a check or money order made out to "Tides Center -- Story of Stuff" to:
Story of Stuff
1442A Walnut Street, #272
Berkeley, CA 94709 USA.

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