• Defend Our Water

    Clean, affordable, safe water is a human right, and we’re working to defend it. Become a Story of Stuff Water Defender and receive updates on ways we can work together to protect safe drinking water in our communities.

    Stand With Us
  • Plastic Free July is here!

    Together, we can create a world without plastic pollution. Show us your gorgeous, durable, reusable, fresh plastic-free life!

    See the Album
  • 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!

    Join Today
  • The Break Free From Plastic Movement Has a Message

    The only way to stop plastics is at the source.

    Learn More
  • 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.

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  • 12 Ways to Make Change

    We believe that everyone can stand up for people and the planet! Here are one dozen little and big ways you can make change.

  • The Story of Microfibers

    Your yoga pants have a tiny huge problem: every time you wash them, plastic microfibers flow down the drain and out to our waterways.

    See the movie and join thousands of people speaking out for Solutions!

    Watch Now
  • Nestlé: Prove Your Water Right

    Nestlé claims that it has a legal right to bottle water from public land in the San Bernardino National Forest. Sign this petition to CEO Tim Brown asking him to present documentation of this right at a public community meeting.

    Sign the petition!

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

The Story of Microfibers The Story of Microfibers
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!...

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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.