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[VIRTUAL] Film: "The Story of Stuff" - More of What Matters (and Less of What Doesn't)!

Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught that “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement...Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted." Yet, we take things for granted every day! In this learn shop experience, we will watch the mini-documentary The Story of Stuff, which will open our eyes to the underside of our production and consumption patterns and make the connection between our shopping habits and a number of environmental and social issues. Once we grasp what it takes to make our stuff, we can then really fully appreciate it. Let's use this holiday season--the height of American consumption--to explore the issues, and share experiences, ideas, frustrations, and successes on the road to a life with more of what matters: a sustainable and just world.

Becky O'Brien is Hazon's Director of Food & Climate. She is an activist and nonprofit professional who is passionate about Hazon’s mission to create a healthier and more environmentally sustainable world for all. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has spent years exploring the connection between spiritual/religious meaning, our "stuff," and environmental impact, and loves discussing it with others.

Supported by the Lichter family in honor and memory of George Lichter, who thoroughly enjoyed the Lunch and Learn programs.

We recommend you register in advance. The Zoom link will be emailed to you at least 24 hours before the program.

Tuesday, December 1 | Noon - 1 pm | $10 per household