Addressing Environment Issues

Support the cause and get involved: Story of Stuff

Trash: Environment Issues

Our 'Throw-Away' lifestyle cause huge environment issues for Mother Nature, TreeSap Enterprises supports The Story of Stuff Project in effecting change for the betterment of modern practices of production, distribution and disposal.

In a little over two years, the film had been showed in thousands of schools, churches, and community centers, and viewed over 8.5 million times on-line around the world.

The Story of Stuff Project was founded in June 2008.
From their website, Annie Leonard and her staff summarize their purpose:

    “Our Project’s focus is on systems of production and consumption—in particular the harmful environmental and social impacts of current modes of producing, consuming and disposing of material goods. Our Project is systems-focused, solutions-oriented and change-driven.”


In all fairness, some don't agree these are environmental issues.
Lee Doren is one of them. He makes some good points. You can listen to his critique and make your own judgment. I think both Leonard and Doren give us something to think about. Let's try to not over react.

The Story of Stuff Project

Critiqued by Lee Doren


The fact still remains that global warming is happening. Drinking water around the world is a concern. Our world does need protecting. We do have environment issues.

There are simple thing we all can do ...and still maintain our level of comfort …and convenience ...improve our health ...and safeguard our planet.


Maybe you have seen the movie The Story of Stuff.

Through a collaborative effort to address the hidden social and environmental impact of making, using and throwing away all the stuff of daily life, The Story of Stuff Project is dedicated to changing the way we think about our eco system.

The Story of Stuff Project is funded by the non-profit groups: The Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, and the Tide Foundation.

It takes everyone to effect a environmental change. By joining together we can start the momentum for real change. Part of that is knowing what you can do on an individual level.

Story of Stuff, creatively shows the effects of our consumer driven culture, explains “the real costs of extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal.”


10 Little and Big Things You Can Do.

Together we have caused the environment issues facing our world today, and together we can start the momentum for real change. Part of that is knowing what you can do on an individual level.

Annie has put together a little list of where and how to start.

For the free download, Click Here: 10 Little and Big Things You Can Do.

    1.Power Down 2.Waste Less 3.Talk About Conserving 4.Make Your Voice Heard 5.DeTox your body, DeTox your home, and DeTox the Economy 6.Unplug & Plug In 7.Park Your Car 8.Change Your Lightbulbs 9.Recycle 10.Buy Green

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is an interesting person.

Author and Director of the popular Story of Stuff, a 20-minute view of the environmental issues causes by our consumer driven culture, Annie explains “the real costs of extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal.”

Traveling to over 40 countries, Annie has spent nearly two decades observing and reporting on environmental health issues. She has visited laterally hundreds of factories and dumps where our stuff is made and disposed of. She has seen first hand the impact of over-consumption in some parts of the world and under-consumption in others.

Annie is “fiercely dedicated to reclaiming and transforming our economic and industrial environment so they serve, rather than undermine, ecological sustainability and social equity.”

Annie has even identified when “consumption mania” began.

After World War II, notions of “planned obsolescence” and “perceived obsolescence” ushered in an era of waste —and is still driving much of the economy today. Annie believes this is basically when the environment issues caused by trash began.

Where does all the stuff we buy come from, and where does it go when we throw it out?

Environment Issues Caused By Excessive Trash

Seeking answers to this seemingly innocent question, Annie traveled the world and “what she found along the way were some very guilty participants and their unfortunate victims." http://www.storyofstuff.com/about.php

The Story of Stuff Project is funded by two non-profit groups: The Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, and the Tide Foundation.

Through a collaborative effort to address the hidden social and environmental impact of making, using and throwing away all the stuff of daily life, the Story of Stuff Project is dedicated to changing the way we think about our eco system and thus can solve some of the environment issues of our day.


You can watch the full 20 min. video ofThe Story of Stuff here. Then if you agree that too much trash is causing environment issues, bookmark it and share it with those in your circle of influence.




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