The Story of Stuff and My Hypocrisy.

Via on Mar 18, 2009

picture-220by Sarah Janelle Miller

This was supposed to be a blog about consumption, but just as I was finishing “The Story of Stuff” online (tipped off by a recent interview with Annie Leonard in Body and Soul Magazine), the UPS truck pulls up to deliver my new, gold gladiator sandals (non leather of course).

I am so often made aware of my own hypocrisy. I think we can all sight things in our life that we can improve upon (hopefully). Days like today that are “Ozone Alert” days here in Houston, when most of us have a hard time just breathing, sorta drive the point home.

What Annie Leonard says in her 20 minute video isn’t a news flash to most of us. The way she brings it all together and makes it easily digestible is, however, commendable and complete. The reality of all of this effpicture-48ort is really that each of us HAS to do something, many things, in order to pull this sustainability thing off. We’re going to also have to work together. It also means not making your annual sandal purchase online…..

Watch the Video here.

About Saraswati J.

Yogi, Jewelry Designer, Jyotishi & Wordsmith + Masters student of Body-centered Expressive Art Therapy. ::: Jyotish for Artists, Mystics and Healers www.swatijrjyotish.com ::: Swati Jr* Jewelry {Be A Goddess} www.swatijrjewelry.com ::: Twitter and Instagram @swatijr #BeAGoddess

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5 Responses to “The Story of Stuff and My Hypocrisy.”

  1. Todd says:

    This is fantastic and well-timed. I'm using Plan B 3.0 with my students and I'm going to add this to the curriculum for sure! Thanks!!

  2. Noelle Robbins says:

    I had the honor of doing a profile piece of Annie Leonard for the September 2008 issue of Women's Adventure Magazine:
    http://www.womensadventuremagazine.com/articles/s… She is an amazing activist with an important message in Story of Stuff.

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