• Oregon: Yes, They Did!

    Cascade Locks, Oregon is a river-filled heaven on earth. When Nestlé came for their water, a whole bunch of regular people got together and flexed their citizen muscles.

    How They Won
  • Our Movie About Nestlé on Public Lands

    Nestlé is illegally occupying our public land in the San Bernardino National Forest and making big bucks off our water.

    But we’re gonna stop ’em. Are you in?

    Watch Now
  • Incinerator Meets Destiny

    She just stopped an incinerator, won an international award, and planned a solar farm. All before graduating college.

    See How She Did It
  • Microbeads in the US: Solved!

    You, the Story of Stuff of Community, helped pass landmark legislation banning plastic microbeads in personal care products throughout the United States. Next? The world!

    How We Did It
  • Less Catalogs, More Fun

    Do you want to have have less Stuff in your life? Well, we’ve got good news. Catalog Choice is now part of The Story of Stuff Project.

    Ditch the catalogs, save some trees, simplify your life. Join us today.

    Stop Junk Mail
  • Join the Story!

    We’re a community of problem solvers — parents, community leaders, teachers and students, people of faith, entrepreneurs, scientists and more — working to create a healthy and just world.

    Help us grow Solutions!

From a Movie to a Movement

We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together, we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division.

The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives. Five years and 40 million views later, we’re a Community of more than a million changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet. We invite you to watch and share our movies, participate in our study programs and join our campaigns. Come on, let’s go!

Explore the Story of Stuff

Our Water, Our Future Our Water, Our Future
This Land is Our Land This Land is Our Land
Let’s Ban the Bead!... Let’s Ban the Bead!...
The Story of Solutions The Story of Solutions

Our Resources



The Good Stuff features interviews with changemakers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and folks just like you who are growing Solutions in their communities.

Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools

Whether you’re a teacher, a faith leader, or just somebody who is interested in learning more about how we make, use, and throw away Stuff, we offer a diverse set of curricula and resources for all ages.



Our latest take on what’s happening in the world of Stuff -- what’s good, what’s not so good, and what people just like you are doing to grow Solutions in their communities.