• Nestlé Came for Their Water

    Cascade Locks is heaven on earth; a small town nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge. We’re filming the story of their struggle to protect their most precious resource.

    Help Them Fight Back
  • Our Biggest Win Yet!

    It’s official! We passed landmark legislation banning plastic microbeads in personal care products throughout the United States.

    Way to go, team!

    How We Did It
  • 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
  • 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
  • They’re Putting the Soul in Solar

    Detroit shut off its street lights. Enter Soulardarity. They’re going to install off-grid solar street lamps, to light up the night–sustainably. We’re proud to highlight Soulardarity’s vision via our Community Launchpad project.

    Show Me the Light
  • What’s Your Type?

    Change comes in all sorts of forms, and so do changemakers! Take this personality quiz to find out where you fit in to the Story of Change!

    Take the Quiz!

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!

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