The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff 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 Power of Just Doing Stuff
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
A Farm for the Future
This honest, personal and inspiring film follows farmer Rebecca Hosking as she seeks to get her farm ready for peak oil. It includes explanations of peak oil and permaculture, and features interviews with a whole series of extraordinary people. It was shown on the BBC in March as part of their Natural World series.
The Power of Community
In the early 1990s, the collapse of the Soviet Union sent the Cuban economy into crisis. Most importantly, it’s oil imports halved, and over the next few years Cuba learned to be independent. Cuba provides us with the only example of a country that has already lived through the shock of peak oil. They survived, and we can too.
You can also find films explaining the transition movement on
Transition St Albans channel on YouTube