16 April 2008

story of stuff

okay. well {ironically} after my blog post about splurging and spending; pete, jim and i watched this movie at lunch yesterday. and it's message has really gotten into my head. a lot of it's points are dead on. and i can't stop thinking about it and all my stuff and where it all goes and if in fact it's true that we're all getting semi-brainwashed. {i know i am.} case in point, i still have an apple emac on my desk at home and am dying for a new imac. hmmm. maybe with all this packing i'm supposedly doing, i should rid myself of all this stuff and give it to those in need rather than hauling it to the landfill. hooray for greenies like you who are trying to save the world. i respect you and do not think you're silly. and i do crush my yogurt cups before tossing them. that's step number one. {yes, yes, i realize that i should be recycling them instead or buying the large carton of yogurt and divvying my daily ration into a tiny tupperware to carry to work, but people, i'm only on step one.}

when you have twenty minutes to spare; click on storyofstuff.com and click play. this is our planet. it's time to step it up.




9 comments:

love.boxes said...

I used to crush my yogurt cups and worry about folding down the carboard cereal boxes and all that until I found out that my landfill incinerates all our garbage. Our landfill.. which is actually called an Energy Reclamation Center is really amazing and it doesn't even smell bad there. After they incinerate the garbage they pull out all the metal to be recycled. It's very cool. Hyper consummtion is not a good thing for being green or the budget either I suppose.. but, before you get too worried find out what is being done in your area. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised like I was.

Chelsea said...

Thanks, I'll have to watch this.

leigh said...

Thanks for this. I watched it and put it on my blog. It was very informative (even if a little biased). I've been feeling guilty about stuff like this for a little while now, it's nice to know how to help! (even if it's just a little.)

Lindsey said...

It is a curse. I can never throw away a plastic bag in good consciousness. It drives me crazy... Why can't I just throw away garbage like everyone else?

Ann Marie said...

Thanks for spreading the word about all this. It is one step at a time...if we took a step a day things would happen so quickly.

::Sevvi:: said...

How true (and sad)! Thanks for posting this! I will re-post it on my blog too!

Sevvi
www.orthodoxmom.blogspot.com

KJ said...

proud to wave the banner, albeit tiny, of "less stuff." I feel lighter and happier when my environment is lighter. It helps to live in a small-ish home. The video is great. I'm going to share it!

Liz said...

this is a great video, right. my boyfriend had me watch in on christmas, just following our gift exchange. what a buzzkill...

Joslyn said...

i love this...it's been my total mantra this year...less, less, less

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