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Ecological Footprint / The Story of Stuff
Date Friday March 06
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
World Centric Community Space
2121 Staunton Ct
Palo Alto CA 94306
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMatt
Part of the World Centric film series. Please see our website.

Donations requested to cover cost of films and speakers.

Films to be followed by discussion, speakers and socializing.

Seating capacity is about 50 people.

Please feel free to bring food/drinks to share and a cushion as there are a few metal chairs.


Ecological Footprint

Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But our growing economy is placing unprecedented demand on the planet's limited ecological resources. In the film, Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. In just thirty minutes, the film paints a picture of our current global situation: for the first time, humanity is in "ecological overshoot" with annual demand on resources exceeding what Earth can regenerate each year.

(30 min, 2005) Awards: Seattle Environmental Film Festival; “Stories from the Field” United Nations Documentary Film Festival; Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival; Global Justice Film Festival

The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

(20 minutes, 2007) Awards: SXSW Interactive Award
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 4th, 2009 3:00 PM

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