Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Story of Stuff

Here's a little bit of inspiration and knowledge for those of you on the spending hiatus, and everyone else out there. I encourage you to check out this video, The Story of Stuff. I promise it's worth it!

It gives a really great overview of our system of consumer goods, from cradle to grave, showing you just how many resources and hidden costs are involved in every item that you pick up off the shelf. It really makes you think twice before buying another cheap doodad or using a throwaway paper cup.