The folks at The Story of Stuff are weighing in with their thoughts on how to move towards a more sustainable, healthier, and happier future for the world — and it’s not through consumer power. The Story of Change says not much is going to improve until we get policies in place, and to do that, people have to unite around causes and take action on a large scale.
Take a look at the video above and tell us what you think: is “The Story of Change” right? Is federal policy demanding that corporations adhere to environmental regulation the only or best path? Or are you of the other school of thought that effective change is best facilitated through consumers flexing their spending muscles? Throw in your two cents about consumer versus citizen might in the comments below.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.