Please watch The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. It's a 20 minute film that explains the real cost of what we're buying. This is something I've been thinking about a lot recently for a collection of poems about shopping I'm working on. What amazes me though is the reaction of schools and school boards to Annie Leonard's film (as shown via the blog).
Why is a discussion about our shopping habit quite so threatening? It is just shopping, after all. Isn't it?