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Malini X
Has Anyone Watched 'The Story of Stuff' ? Has Anyone Watched 'The Story of Stuff' at www.thestoryofstuff.com? If so, What was your reaction?Hi This is a global issue about the materials economy. The materials economy exists in every society. There is a global consumer culture which encourages the unsustainable use of natural resources and contributes to the contamination of natural resources with the 100 000 toxic chemicals that have been invented over the last century. As an environmental consultant and toxicologist, I believe this is an issue which affects all of us, and we should learn as much about it as possible.Remember that consuming something in one country often has effects in other countries. The raw materials might have been manufactured in one country, shipped to another and processed, and then shipped and sold to other countries. Consuming goods has a flow on effect that can effect ecosystems thousands of kilometers from where we are actually purchasing them.
Jan 11, 2010 9:53 AM
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Yes I have seen it and recommended it to those students who have chosen the topic of Sustainable Futures for their project in my class.
January 14, 2010
G'day Adhi! :D Thanks for sharing. Well, a few other things sprung to mind watching it: An Inconvenient Truth; The Corporation; and Huxley's novel Brave New World. If anyone hasn't seen/read these, I do recommend them, for a deeper perspective. What's important to remember is while it's a particularly "American" problem, we should learn from it, but not automatically assume our own country has the same problems. Each country has their own problems; some are related, some are not. There were some instances of polemic in the video (not wrong... just polemic), so the only way to get a proper perspective is to gather as much info as widely as possible. :) Listen to the solutions, and have a good think about how much the problems are prevalent in your situation. Good luck!
January 11, 2010
Malini X
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Tamil
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