Posts Tagged ‘Story of Stuff’

Story of Stuff hits the nail on the head

Posted by  admin —September 29, 2008
Filed in Just observations

As I heard the news about falling share prices and failure to pass a $70 Billion bail out plan in the US, I was reminded of this clip in Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff. It involves the US Government ‘shining the shoes’ of the Corporation. The Corporation is the fat guy in the top hat here … Watch this clip and you’ll see how Annie’s message is right on the money. If the American public watched this right now they being singing Annie’s songbook. So … what’s the solution? Is the financial meltdown ‘fixable’, or is this so complex that …

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Story of Bubbles and Stuff

Posted by  admin —July 15, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Sustainability

Have you seen Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff video? You should watch it. I use parts of it when facilitating sustainability workshops to great effect. I have embedded it below. Thanks to Dave Pollard’s weekly wrap, I discovered this article by Peter Senge and others. It is a prescription for Business Sustainability:┬áSenge says┬ábusiness has to do much more than just mitigate and adapt to climate change. I really liked the anology Senge drew between the short term bubbles we have seen (eg. dot com and sub prime) and the Industrial “bubble” that has been expanding for the past 2 centuries. …

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