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What my seventh-grade daughter learned during her school’s ‘sustainability day’

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A few weeks ago, my seventh-grade daughter’s school put regular classes on hold for a “sustainability day.” One of the things they did during this reprieve from the rigors of math, history and English was watch a video titled “The Story of Stuff,” starring Annie Leonard and lots of animated illustrations. The video has been around since 2007. It has had about 2 million YouTube and goodness knows how many voluntary and involuntary classroom viewers. Leonard even bagged an interview on “The Colbert Report,” though she was so humorless that Colbert appears to have cut the interview short.

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