You’ve heard of The Story of Stuff Project? I’ve mentioned it a bit here, especially in regards to the story of stuff in cosmetics.

It’s a movement helping us all to consume less stuff. Because we don’t need it, it makes us unhappy and, frankly, it’s killing us. I grew up with these messages from my parents and then was exposed to the opposite extreme during me time editing Cosmopolitan magazine. I went from a niaive lack of engagement in consumption… to total abhorrence of it. Our eternal grasping for stuff is upsetting. It upsets us.

Anyway. If you haven’t seen The Story of Stuff, here it is below OR, come see Annie Leonard, the chick in the video and behind the project, in person. She’s in Australia next week. I’ve posted the dates below.

Good and important… stuff. Book in to hear her talk!

Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 6.00 PM for 7.00 PM
Location: Mullum Civic Hall – Dalley Street,  Mullumbimby
Cost: $10/12 at the Door, food and drink available
RSVP to [email protected]
Hosted by the National Toxics Network

Friday, October 28th
Time: 6.00 PM for 6.30 PM
Location:  Footbridge Theatre, The Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Cost: $10 Donation at the Door
Click HERE  to RSVP
Hosted by  Greens MP, Cate Faehrmann

Saturday, October 29th
Time: 11.00 AM for 11.30 AM to 2.00 PM
Location: Chapel by the Sea – 95 Roscoe Street,  Bondi Beach
Cost: $25 (includes local, organic brunch and a lucky door prize!)
Limited tickets available  – RSVP  to Beatrice Ludwig at [email protected]  by 27 October 2011.
Hosted by  Transition Bondi

Saturday, October 29th
Time: 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Location: Reverse Garbage, Taylor Square, 1 -5 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
RSVP  to Sophie Alstergren, [email protected]g.au
DJ and Drinks
Hosted by Reverse Garbage  and Total Environment Centre