The Faith and Environment Network presents
The Story of Stuff & The Story of Bottled Water
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:30 pm
The Commons, 1425 W Broadway Avenue
(2.5 blocks west of the County Courthouse)
We invite you to attend and as you are able to stay for conversation after the films. The program will be begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Excellent Indaba Coffee will be available (bring your mugs).
In The Story of Stuff, using a quick-paced cartoon format, Annie Leonard, an international sustainability and environmental health expert, tells the history of an item, virtually any item–where its parts came from, the upstream life; where it goes when we are through with it, the downstream life; and what it really costs. Leonard develops the theme further with a specific item in The Story of Bottled Water—where the water comes from, where the used bottles go, what bottled water really costs, and how we were persuaded to buy it through an advertising technique called manufactured demand. These “stories” expose the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.