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The Story of Stuff

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 368 Nombre de pages
Offers insight into consumption in America and the inherent pitfalls of a "growth at all costs" system that promotes obsolescence ... Lire la suite
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Offers insight into consumption in America and the inherent pitfalls of a "growth at all costs" system that promotes obsolescence and replacing versus repairing consumer goods, revealing contributing economic theories while calling for environmentally responsible changes. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Auteur
Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues and has written for a range of publications. She has worked for the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production & Consumption, Health Care Without Harm, and Essential Action and Greenpeace International. In 2008, Annie was named one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. Annie currently resides in California with her daughter.

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By tracking the life of stuff, Leonard explores why overconsumption is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health--and how we can make it better.



Résumé
A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet.

The Story of Stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet.

From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of Time magazine’s 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these.

With curiosity, compassion, and humor, Leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, community health, and economic justice. Embraced by teachers, parents, churches, community centers, activists, and everyday readers, The Story of Stuff will be a long-lived classic.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Story of Stuff
Sous-titre: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better
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Code EAN: 9781451610291
ISBN: 978-1-4516-1029-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 494g
Taille: H213mm x B142mm x T22mm
Année: 2011

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