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Leonard, Annie
The story of stuff : how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health--and a vision for change / Annie Leonard ; with Ariane Conrad
Alternate (uniform) Title Story of stuff (Motion picture)
Alternate Title Stuff
1st Free Press hardcover ed
New York : Free Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GN406 .L46 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Acquisitiveness -- Moral and ethical aspects
Consumption (Economics) -- Moral and ethical aspects
Consumption (Economics) -- Environmental aspects
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects
Personal belongings
Material culture
Sustainable development
Physical Description xxxiv, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-302) and index
Contents A word about words -- Extraction -- Production -- Distribution -- Consumption -- Disposal -- Writing the new story -- Examples of promising policies, reforms, and laws -- Recommended individual actions -- Sample letter to PVC retailers, manufacturers, and lobbyists -- How we made this book
Summary The director of The Story of Stuff Project tracks the life of the "stuff" we use every day, transforming how we think about our patterns of consumption. This book is based on the author's 2007 internet film, "The Story of stuff." "With just 5 percent of the world's population, [the U.S.] is consuming 30 percent of the world's resources and creating 30 percent of the world's waste." -- Dust jacket
Alternate Author Conrad, Ariane

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