The Story of Stuff

by Leisa on December 29, 2007

The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute animated video/film you can watch online, that presents its important message in a very simple, yet entertaining way.

The movie explains in straightforward, powerful terms why our present system of ever-accelerating production and consumption is unsustainable, unjust and unfulfilling, and makes the case that it doesn’t have to be this way. This video is based on one woman’s years-long research – yet she manages to convey a critical environmental and social message to anyone, even young children, in a way that challenges, entertains and inspires. I highly recommend you see it and share the link with everyone you know.

A large part of what we teach at Hippocrates Health Centre fits well with this message, and that is to do with eating whole foods, preferably those that are locally grown and in season – which means doing away with any type of food that is processed, packaged, toxic and uses excessive energy in production.  We also teach about removing toxic chemicals out of personal care and cleaning products.

Ultimately the most power we can wield is with our dollar – and by making choices as to which industry and companies we want to support, we can change the face of this endless, unsustainable, toxic chain.  If there is no demand, then there is no production, so we CAN make a difference when we choose to purchase products that cause less harm to ourselves, and therefore less harm and destruction to the planet.



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