Latest Press Releases

Appeal Challenges Nestlé’s Unrestricted Water Siphoning From National Forest Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2016 CONTACT: Michael O’Heaney | 510.684.6417 | michael@storyofstuff.org Ileene Anderson | Center for Biological Diversity (323) 654-5943 | ianderson@biologicaldiversity.org Brett Abrams, Courage Campaign | (516) 841-1105 | brett@unbendablemedia.com The Story of Stuff Project, Courage Campaign Institute, and Center for Biological Diversity appealed a US District Court decision that allows Nestlé to continue drawing an estimated 36 million gallons of water out of California’s San...

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Press Release: New Short Film Released on World Water Day Exposes Nestlé’s Attempt to Privatize Water in Drought-Stricken Oregon

In the wake of the Flint, Michigan public water crisis,the Hood River County citizen-initiative highlights the need to protect community access to safe drinking water FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2016 CONTACT: Michael O’Heaney | 510.684.6417 | michael@storyofstuff.org Aurora Del Val | 971.678.4748 | adelval.localwateralliance@gmail.com Julia DeGraw | 971.266.4528 | jdegraw@fwwatch.org PORTLAND – The Story of Stuff Project, Food &...

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Media Advisory: New Short Film to be Released on World Water Day Exposes Nestlé’s Attempt to Privatize Water in Drought-Stricken Oregon

In the wake of the Flint, Mich. public water crisis, the Hood River County case highlights the need to protect community access to safe drinking water FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2016 CONTACT: Stiv Wilson | 503.913.7381 | stiv@storyofstuff.org Aurora Del Val | 971.678.4748 | adelval.localwateralliance@gmail.com Julia DeGraw | 971.266.4528 | jdegraw@fwwatch.org PORTLAND – The Story of Stuff Project, Food...

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YOU Stopped 3 Trillion Plastic Microbeads…

…from entering our watersheds ever year.  Yes, YOU did this.  High five! With President Barack Obama signing The Microbead-Free Waters Act just moments ago, The Story of Stuff Community has successfully all but eliminated macro pollutants from products for sale in the personal care industry.  After three years of solid...

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Nestlé is Taking Your Water. We Sued the U.S. Forest Service to Stop It.

October 13, 2015 This past spring, media outlets lit up with stories about Nestlé pumping of millions of gallons of water out of southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest for bottling. More than a dozen groups mounted petitions asking for Nestlé to stop its water bottling operations during California’s historic...

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Press Release: California Approves Nation’s Toughest Ban on Plastic Microbeads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 CONTACTS: Sean MacNeil (Bloom) (916) 319-2050 Mark Murray (CAW) (916) 443-5422 Blake A. Kopcho (5 Gyres) (805) 708-3435 Stiv Wilson (Story of Stuff) (503) 913-7381 SACRAMENTO – Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s toughest ban on personal care products containing plastic microbeads,...

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Microbeads Movie Launch Press Release

Story of Stuff Project Releases New, 2-Minute Microbeads ‘Explainer’ Animated Video Supports Legislation to Ban Polluting Plastic Microbeads introduced in many States and U.S. Congress Download the Press Release Berkeley, CA — On Wednesday, May 6th, the makers of The Story of Stuff, The Story of Bottled Waterand seven other...

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The Story of Stuff Project in The Sacramento Bee!

Tiny Plastics Likely Polluting Sacramento River, UC Davis Researcher Says. By Edward Ortiz. A UC Davis researcher is studying whether tiny bits of plastic used in face washes, toothpaste and other consumer products are accumulating in Sacramento-area rivers and flowing out to the Pacific Ocean. Microbeads are tiny synthetic particles...

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Story of Solutions Launch Press Release

Story of Stuff Creator Annie Leonard: It’s time to replace more with better Story of Stuff Project to release ninth and final web film in the series that began with The Story of Stuff Berkeley, CA (October 1, 2013) – Story of Stuff Project founder Annie Leonard will release the...

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Solutions in Our Communities

Need some inspiration? Annie Leonard has a new article in her Solutions Series on the Patagonia weblog, The Cleanest Line. “Solutions in Our Communities” shows how getting involved at the community level is a fantastic start in making big changes in the world. An excerpt: “To make changes on the...

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How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer

The Fall 2013 issue of Yes! Magazine has a feature piece from our very own Annie Leonard: “How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer.” Check it out here!  An excerpt: “Since I released ‘The Story of Stuff’ six years ago, the most frequent snarky remark I get from people...

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Watch Annie’s interview with Stephen Colbert

Annie on Colbert talking about how our quest for more stuff is taking the place of things that provide deeper happiness. Check it out! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive

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Democratic Desserts — Ben and Jerry Support the Overturn of Citizens United v. FEC

Ben is a person. Jerry is a person. Ben and Jerry’s? Not a person… Check out this charming video from Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Inc.

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Wired Magazine, “Food for Thought for Gadget Geeks”

Wired writer Jonathan Liu says: “[…] my reasons for not having lots of gadgets isn’t always—or even usually—altruistic. Yes, I’m all for conservation and being green, which gets on the nerves of many of my Midwestern neighbors who don’t understand why I would choose to ride my bike when I...

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Lenovo Says They Agree with Us! We say Prove It!

Inspired by The Story of Electronics, hundreds of people sent letters to Lenovo President and CEO Rory Read yesterday, telling the company to green its products and “Make ‘em Safe, Make ’em Last, and Take ’em Back.” Within hours,Read got back in touch to say he “could not agree with [us] more.”...

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