Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The story of stuff

Thanks to Andrew for this. The story of stuff.

It is really worth 20 minutes of your time. Grab a coffee and watch. This is a great look at the linear process of the production of stuff - and the view that it is not sustainable on a planet with finite resources. It ends by outlining lots of initiatives that can be, are being, adopted to improve our lot.

Is also interesting commentary on how we as people have changed our values over the last 100 years, and how Government moved us to become a world of consumers and the role that the planned and perceived obsolescence movement in design played in getting us to where the world is today.

It's a fast race through the materials economy. I found it depressing on so many levels. Yet inspiring and filled me with hope.

If you don't have 20 mins here are a couple of the trailers.

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