The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health--And How We Can Make It Better (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Story of Stuff By tracking the life of stuff, Leonard explores why overconsumption is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health--and how we can make it better.
- Published: 22 February 2011
- Format: Paperback 319 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781451610291 ISBN 10: 1451610297
- Sales rank: 101,434
Full description for The Story of Stuff
"The Story of Stuff," now available in paperback, offers an astonishing, galvanizing exploration of the stuff we use every day, revealing how overconsumption threatens the planet and our health, and providing hope that change is within reach. "The Story of Stuff" was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on "Good Morning America," as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea--that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal--Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet.From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of "Time" magazine's 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these. With curiosity, compassion, and humor, Leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, community health, and economic justice. Embraced by teachers, parents, churches, community centers, activists, and everyday readers, "The Story of Stuff" will be a long-lived classic, keeping company with "Silent Spring" and "An Inconvenient Truth" .