This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein

by Frances Moore Lappe

The Story of Stuff
by Annie Leonard

The Conscious Kitchen
by Alexandra Zissu

Living Downstream
by Sandra Steingraber

Simple Prosperity
by David Wann

Better Off
by Eric Brende

Raising Elijah
by Sandra Steingraber

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver

Great Tide Rising
by Kathleen Dean Moore

Waste Facts:

  • Edward Humes, Garbology

    “Our Annual Waste: 19 billion pounds of polystyrene peanuts, 40 billion plastic knives, forks and spoons, 28 billions pounds of food, enough steel to level and restore Manhattan and enough plastic film to shrink-wrap Texas.”

  • The Story of Stuff

    “The US has 5% of the world’s population and uses 30% of the world’s resources.”

  • Wall Street Journal

    "American communities on average spend more money on waste management than on fire protection, parks and recreation, libraries or school books..."

  • The Story of Stuff

    “For every can of garbage put out at the curb, the equivalent of 70 cans of waste is produced to create the trash you put at the curb.”

  • David Wann, Simple Prosperity

    “Since 1900, US population has tripled, but use of materials has increased 17-fold.”


Deep Green

The Clean Bin Project

The Story of Stuff  (and all the other “Story of” videos)



Northwest Earth Institute   helps create change by helping you share sustainability learning, stories, and challenges with your community.

Natural Resources Defense Council  works to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group  empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. We drive consumer choice and civic action with breakthrough research and an informed public.

Worldwatch Institute   analyzes interdisciplinary environmental data from around the world, providing information on how to build a sustainable society.