Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

I always look forward to MaryJane Butters column in the Sunday newspaper. Today's topic was "Going Green" by shopping less and buying used. Buying used items is a great way to shrink your carbon footprint. MaryJane points out that every brand new product we buy comes with a hidden rap sheet of natural resource extraction, fuel usage, chemical conjuring and pollution effects. When we make it a priority to buy secondhand items we are not supporting the manufacture and long-distance transportation of so much unnecessary stuff. Check out the 20 minute video, "The Story of Stuff". It's a real eye-opener. We need to be aware of how the simple act of shopping effects our environment. On a lighter note, buying secondhand is just plain fun!
Love, Kelly


  1. I live to buy second-hand... that's where the treasures are!!!!

  2. I saw the article too, and thought immediately of SECOND HAND CHIC!

  3. Finally! Something people can do that's good for the environment and easy to do! How often does that happen?