This November, Americans are expected to spend over $8.5 billion on consumer electronics, motivated by enticements to buy gizmos we don’t really need, or to replace gadgets that are still working with slightly newer versions. Earlier this month, Story of Stuff released their newest video – The Story of Electronics – in an effort to… Read more »
Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff video series has reached an extensive audience, but can it convince our kids to consider the environmental impact of all the stuff they want, want, want? Leonard has partnered with PBS KIDS and WGBH to tailor the video series to 6- to 9-year-olds, called LOOP SCOOPS. Click here to read… Read more »
The Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival will take place this Saturday, October 2, from noon to 4:40 in Civic Center Park. The stellar lineup of poets includes Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Al Young, David Meltzer, and Camille Dungy. There will be readings from student poets, music by Barry Finnerty’s Jazz Roots Trio, and… Read more »
The Ecology Center received exciting news from our friend Annie Leonard, author of the book The Story of Stuff and narrator of the Story of Stuff viral videos that are burning up the Web. She sent us this photograph of a grocery store in Washington DC that has cleared out their bottled water stock and… Read more »
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