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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Story of Stuff

A nice synopsis of the rise, current status and inevitable decline of our of hyper-consumerist society. $$$ facts: U.S. companies currently admit to pumping 4,000,000,000 tons of pollution into the atmosphere each year. 99% of all "stuff" purchased in the United States is thrown away in the first 6 months. 70 bins of trash are produced to make the contents of one bin of recycling. Click here for 10 things you can do right now to escape the whirlpool. Also, a quick browse on Freecycle could save you from shopping. While we're at it, don't forget to give the good Rev. Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping a listen from time to time.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 10:03 PM


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