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Story of Stuff Project with Annie Leonard

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Barbara Kuhn (Faculty), Apr 11, 2012

This animation is superb. The Story of Stuff is an interesting view on rampant consumerism and its adverse effects on our environment and us. The animation was grabbing, witty and highly entertaining which will keep students attention. The information is broken down into bite-sized information that is easy to digest; the scenario is presented in amusing caricatures that effectively gets its point across, notwithstanding the serious theme at hand. It runs through the whole cycle of the materials economy from extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal. The video zooms in on our current predicament brought about by the long-term effects of the ridiculous rate that we buy and dispose our stuff. The presentation is excellent for classroom use.

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Time spent reviewing site: 20 min