• She’s a Zero Waste Superhero

    She wanted to put down roots in Detroit. And she wanted to stop waste at the source. So she founded Detroit Dirt, a compost company that’s been a runaway success. Now she’s an inspiration a new whole generation of zero waste entrepreneurs.

    Meet Pashon Murray
  • It’s Never Too Early to Talk to Your Kids About Stuff

    Experiences. Less Stuff. Reduce single-use plastic. Reusable water bottles. Recycle. There are many lessons that your kids can learn about Stuff at a young age. Introduce them to Loop Scoops. Story of Stuff for kids.

    Learn More
  • We Went to Court Over This

    In our case over Nestlé’s illegal removal of millions of gallons of water from California, we are standing up for you and for public water everywhere.

    What Happens Next
  • 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
  • Get Fixed with Repair Matters

    You can do it. Learn to solder, stitch and patch. Repair Matters can teach you how.

    Learn How
  • 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

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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