• Our latest documentary short

    Glass, Metal, Plastic: The Story of New York’s Canners takes a look at marginalized New Yorkers whose work is often under-appreciated but critically important for the community. The doc explores a day in the life of two canners—Pierre Simmons and ‘Chicago’ (Beverly) Crosby—who redeem deposits from used bottles and cans to support themselves in rapidly-gentrifying Brooklyn.

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  • Watch Our Latest Animation!

    When corporations take control of our water, they prioritize turning a profit, instead of access to clean, safe, affordable drinking water that we all need to survive. Learn more in The Story of Water: Who Controls The Way We Drink?

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  • Join the Story!

    We’re a community of problem solvers — parents, community leaders, teachers and students, people of faith, entrepreneurs, scientists and more — working to create a healthy and just world.

    Help us grow Solutions!

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  • Support local communities

    We launched a grassroots grants program in 2017 to serve communities working to protect fresh water resources and fight plastic pollution. The program supports a hyper-local network of Changemakers tackling some of the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of the 21st century. Please help us fund community grants in 2019!

  • Celebrating 10 years of making change

    When the original Story of Stuff movie premiered in 2007, we had no idea that it would inspire a massive community of Changemakers around the world. But tens of millions of views later, we’re united by a shared vision of a happier, healthier, and more equitable future!

    Take a look back
  • Less Catalogs, More Fun

    Catalog Choice is now part of The Story of Stuff Project.

    Ditch the catalogs, save some trees, simplify your life. Join us today.

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  • What’s Your Type?

    Change comes in all sorts of forms, and so do changemakers! Take this personality quiz to find out where you fit in to the Story of Change!

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From a Movie to a Movement

We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. Together, we can build a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division.

The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives. Five years and 40 million views later, we’re a Community of more than a million changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet. We invite you to watch and share our movies, participate in our study programs and join our campaigns. Come on, let’s go!

Explore the Story of Stuff

How Plastic Production Poisons Small Towns How Plastic Production Poisons Small Towns
The Story of Water The Story of Water
Our Water, Our Future Our Water, Our Future
This Land is Our Land This Land is Our Land

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