If you liked The Story of Stuff, you’ll sure like this excellent series of insightful videos.
Cap and Trade. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from whats really required to tackle the climate crisis.
Bottled Water. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
Cosmetics. This video examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. It also reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.
Electronics. High-tech revolution’s collateral damage – 25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up.
Citizens United v. FEC. An exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.
Broke. The United States isn’t broke; We’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working.
Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 51 minutes)