Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Environment & Development

In 2007 Annie Leonard created a video entitled "The Story of Stuff".  She wrote and narrated the short video  around the concept of planned obsolescence,-the idea that our electronics are being designed for the dump”–that is, to be cheaply replaceable as quickly as possible. The video makes a point that these cheap electronics come with hidden costs–to factory workers, people in unsafe electronics recycling facilities, and to the environment. The short video created waves of discussion about the environment and consumption in classrooms, homes, and workplaces around the country.
To view the video and for more information about Annie Leonard's other videos visit: The Link

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