Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the world is awakening, and the experience is something outside the normal rules of social interaction, causing excitement in those who are not served by the current system... and fear in those who are pampered by it.
Our lifestyle is unsustainable, but we have control over how we live. We impact the environment by the purchasing decisions we make. We can choose to make responsible choices.
Companies constantly monitor our preferences through our web searches and our purchases. As we make more environmentally concious decisions, industry will respond with more sustainable products to meet our demands.
I'm posting a 20 minute educational video for the young and old, the conservative and the liberal. Whatever your station in life this direct and well done clip informs us about how everything from our self-image to our obsessive shopping habits needs to be examined in light of the bigger picture.
Please pass this on... http://storyofstuff.com/index.html
For those who are interested in sustainable living, the following article from yesterday's San Fransisco Chronicle is informative.
I received the address of this art website from a friend. It is a potent indictment of our unsustainable habits. The following is the introduction by the artist:
Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait
Good morning, dear Friends!
The Gathering Spot is a PEERS empowerment website
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