• Support local communities

    We launched a grassroots grants program in 2017 to serve communities working to protect fresh water resources and fight plastic pollution. The program supports a hyper-local network of Changemakers tackling some of the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of the 21st century. Please help us fund community grants in 2019!

  • Our latest movie release:

    Plastic pollutes at every step of its lifecycle – but many of its consequences are hidden from view. Learn how plastic production is poisoning communities in the first in our series of Story of Plastic mini-documentaries.

    Watch Now!
  • Watch A Tale of Two Cities

    What happens when government runs a critical function as if it were a business? Find out in our latest movie, A Tale of Two Cities, the story of citizens from two very different Michigan communities who have found their futures linked by a threat to the one thing that all life requires: water.

    Watch Now!
  • Celebrating 10 years of making change

    When the original Story of Stuff movie premiered in 2007, we had no idea that it would inspire a massive community of Changemakers around the world. But tens of millions of views later, we’re united by a shared vision of a happier, healthier, and more equitable future!

    Take a look back
  • Our Journey to Break Free

    We are on the road to Break Free From Plastic! Starting in Belgium, then to Bali, we’re meeting up with the changemakers who are going to write a new Story of Plastic.

    Come With Us
  • 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 protect safe drinking water in our communities.

    Stand With Us
  • 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
  • Less Catalogs, More Fun

    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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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

Houston, We Have a Plastic Problem Houston, We Have a Plastic Problem
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

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