Last night was great fun! I so enjoyed talking with everyone about Consuming Kids, and although it's rather depressing, there are so many things for us to do once we have the background and understanding about this billion dollar industry of marketing to children. One of the highlights for me last night was the viewing of Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff.
Here's a bit about the film:
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, with a special focus on the United States. All the stuff in our lives, beginning from the extraction of the resources to make it, through its production, sale, use and disposal, affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls for all of us 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.
And, most fortunately, The Story of Stuff is available to view online. Please check it out here and then let me know what you think!