Saw a great video recently featuring Annie Leonard on “The Story of Stuff“. It illustrates in just 20 short minutes the problems associated with the linear economic process we have in place in today’s society that is resulting in environmental degradation, a spiritual vacuum, and the treadmill of overconsumption. It’s like reading Clime Hamilton’s Affluenza but viewing it instead as a simple story featuring systems thinking that is great for kids and adults alike.
Wonderful how these new Internet tools are so easily available and how simple stories can be constructed that are highly motivating. A must for anyone with children – switch off the TV and spend half an hour around the computer screen watching this as a family and then discussing what you could do to make a little bit of difference.