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patyjs  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Jan 18, 2008

This was sent to me by a friend and I took twenty minutes out of my working time to watch. It was twenty minutes well spent. WATCH...


http://www.storyofstuff.com/

I don't know if this has been posted before but it's informative and funny and WWW!

Paty

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Piotr Wargan  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 03:09
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Worth watching! Jan 18, 2008

Thank you for sharing!
Piotr


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
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Thank you so much! Jan 19, 2008

I am already aware of most of this information, but the way it is presented - this is actually an excellent teaching tool! Even kids understand.

I will make sure to send this to all the people I know - I hate chain mail, but this one is worth it.

Thanks!


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 21:09
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Absolutely fantastic Jan 19, 2008

I don't want to jump into politics, so I'm not gonna say which party wouldn't want us to watch this, but I'm going say that it reminds me of an elephant

From their website:

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, with a special focus on the United States. All the stuff in our lives, beginning from the extraction of the resources to make it, through its production, sale, use and disposal, affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls for all of us to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something. It'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.


Source: http://www.storyofstuff.com/media.html


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Josée Desbiens
Canada
Local time: 22:09
English to French
Too bad this site is not translated in French... Jan 19, 2008

...it is very well done and I would have liked my three kids to watch it and learn from it...(even if I try to teach them a few things..)

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Kristian Madar  Identity Verified
Slovakia
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Thank you very much Jan 20, 2008

I appreciate it that this important theme is considered also at proz.com.

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