Monday, November 14, 2011

Cool Stuff on Campus: Addicted to Plastic

On any given night at SMC, it's more likely than not that you can find some lecture, speaker or film showing on campus. Tonight, Green Up hosted a viewing of the movies "Story of Stuff" and "Addicted to Plastic" in honor of recycling week (the first is a link to the film on Youtube, the second is just a trailer).

I highly recommend checking both of these out; the first one looks at the economics of what's called the "Material's Economy", addresses the flaws of the system, and then then tells what's being done to change it, and what needs to continue to happen. It's literally a story of our "stuff"; where it comes from, how it gets into our stores and homes, and then where it goes after we throw it out.

The second is a documentary about plastic and its impact on the environment. A lot of the time it looks at where plastic ends up in the world after we throw it out. This one you might be able to find online, but we had a DVD.

There's always cool stuff happening on campus!


  1. Last spring, Annie Leonard came to my campus. Her speech was so inspiring! Annie is a fantastic woman creating change. After her visit we saw a huge increase in student involvement in the environmental club and a renewed motivation of previous club members. What do you think of her latest video, Story of Broke?

  2. That's awesome! I can totally see that, her video was pretty inspiring. I haven't seen that, but I'll definitely check it out; Story of Stuff was actually the first video of hers that I'd seen.