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Story of Stuff

Exploring the problem with stuff

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The movement behind Story of Stuff was created in 2007, after the release of a documentary with the same name. The movie explored the endless consumption we in the West participate in and the disparities between who has stuff and who doesn’t. To continue this conversation and to provide actionable solutions, the founder Annie Leonard created Story of Stuff. The organization continues to produce films, with their latest release The Story of Plastic being Emmy nominated.

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Participate

Help in the fight against plastic pollution


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Host

Want to watch any of their films? Host a free screening


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Learn

Explore their ‘story of’ series to learn more about consumption


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Apply

Apply to be funded by their grassroots grants


Perfect For...

those that want to learn how to let go of their consumption habits🛍 🙅

Our Honest Opinion

The Story of Stuff is the perfect place to start when diving into sustainable living. Not only will you become aware of how stuff is made, but who it affects and what happens next. Their video series ‘the story of’ details not only how something comes to be an issue, but the lifecycle that the item has come from, starting at the beginning, and leaving no stone unturned. Their videos are great introductory lessons into creating a more circular economy, leaving people will actionable solutions for mindful consumption. Through their grassroots grants, they are also able to fund smaller, on-the-ground initiatives aimed at fighting local environmental and social justice issues. Their 2021 grants will fund BIPOC led and serving initiatives focused on water privatisation, plastic pollution and environmental justice organisations who are working on the ground for marginalised communities. Their dedication to intersectional environmental issues makes the Story of Stuff a go-to resource for anyone curious about where things and systems come from.

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