Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Resource facts

  • Independent of the number of students
  • 1 lecture unit
  • Internet connection necessary
  • English

Resource Description

The Story Of Stuff (video 21'24")(Resource ID: 574)

The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever.

The movie was written by Annie Leonard, Louis Fox, and Jonah Sachs, directed by Louis Fox and produced by Free Range Studios. Executive Producers included Tides Foundation and the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption. It was released in December 2007.

Learning Outcomes
Too much stuff! Reducing stuff would save resources, help to save our planet and also reduce social unfairness and inequity.
Relevance for Sustainability
Environment, resources and social inequity
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Sustainability criteria
  • Related to global challenges / needs
  • Holistic thinking
  • Systemic thinking
  • Long-term thinking
  • Related to acquiring knowledge
  • Intercultural
Preparation Efforts
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Center for Global Change and Sustainability


Richard Kromp
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Center for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU Vienna)


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Pillars of Sustainability

  • social
  • environment
  • economic

Teaching Tools & Methods

  • Video
  • Discussion / debate