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125: Explore “The Story of Stuff” website

Cost of taking action: £/$/€ FREE

Here’s another fantastic resource for educating yourself, your family and others

Todays action is another easy and free one, we’re asking you to spend a little time browsing a website.

Then, we’d like you to ask your friends, family and work colleagues to do the same thing.

The website is called “The Story of Stuff”

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What is it?

From The Story of Stuff website …

“We have a problem with “stuff”: we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic, and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be.

That’s the challenge our founder Annie Leonard unpacked in her groundbreaking 2007 online documentary, The Story of Stuff, which unleashed a torrent of pent-up demand for honest conversation about our consumption-crazed culture.

In the decade plus since we released that first film, our award-winning animated movies have garnered more than 50 million online views around the world and encouraged viewers to support hundreds of environmental projects and campaigns with their time, energy and money.

Today, our team inspires and encourages the civic engagement of the more than one million members of our global community. We invite you to be inspired by and share our movies, participate in our study programs, and take part in campaigns on the environmental and social issues you care about. Together, we can build a world focused on BETTER instead of MORE.”

What we want you to do?

  1. Set aside 30 minutes screen time for this action
  2. Visit the website and browse around – it’s easy to navigate
  3. Follow links that interest you and watch some of the videos
  4. Send this message to your friends, family and colleagues by email and/or social media

“Hi … I found this really interesting website and thought you might like to take a look. I know we all get a lot of messages about green issues but this is a bit different, pretty fun and and well worth a visit. Click through to and have a look.”

Why is this important?

We know all about the problems — from climate change to income inequality to political corruption. The movies and other media on this site focus instead on the big, exciting innovations driving the environmental and social change we need, as well as the little things individuals and communities can do to make a difference.

Just like us here at Rotary World Savers actions, the team at believe that dramatically increasing civic participation — not just refining our consumer choices — is the key to unlocking the profound challenges we face. Their campaigns are highly informative in a fun way and provide diverse, engaging opportunities for everyone to get involved, from the global level down to where they live and work.

Take action

Set aside a little time and click here to start ….

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