Story of Stuff Leads to Stories of Solutions
First, there was the 2007 STORY OF STUFF. This 20 minute video has been watched by over 2.2 million people.:
That led to a few more stories of STUFF, including the 2010 Story of Bottled Water, watched by 2.95 people :
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org”
And that led, in October 2013, to the STORY OF SOLUTIONS:
In their about, they say: “The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy — more roads, more malls, more Stuff! — even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting.
But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better — better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Shouldn’t that be what winning means?”
What are our GOALS?
How are we going to participate in getting there?
For me, as an ecopsychologist, a Burner, a college teacher, and a writer, I’m interested in exploring ways that I can help get my family and those in my sphere of influence toward a move from MORE to BETTER. I’m interested in how the 10 Principles of Burning Man, and the way many of us live on the playa and the gifts and lessons we bring home can be applied more widely at home–for Burners and non-Burners alike, in a way that is better for the planet and for people. If we do, I also believe we will profit as well…with a better way of life, not more stuff.