In a 20-minute video, “The Story of Stuff,” Annie Leonard gives an animated talk exposing the true lifecycle of American consumerism from production to consumption and the pollutants and social costs that come along with it. She highlights the linearity of the consumption pattern: from extraction, production, consumption to disposal and demonstrates that it cannot go on forever with informative statistics and clever diagrams. The website provides a wealth of information on how to get involved and ‘green your routine.’ Yesterday, The New York Times ran a cover story on “The Story of Stuff” and how it is being used by teachers across the United States to teach about climate change because there isn’t information in our text books. They are currently accepting contributions of any level to put together more resources for teachers. So check it out and tell a friend!