From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
You can click on this link to watch the YOU TUBE video:
Or you can go direct to their website at http://www.storyofstuff.com/index.html.
IT IS WELL WORTH THE WATCH!
Ever since 1981, TEAM PERKA has produced steel frames that were always intended to LAST! We give it a 40 year warranty – but it will probably last even longer! It’s made of STEEL!!! Furthermore they are designed to be “stand alone”. Which means they don’t rely on the purlins, girts and sheeting (the envelope) to give it the full CAPACITY that is needed. The frames alone are designed to take it – then adding the envelope can actually ADD MORE strength and more durability! And when you’re done with them – probably in a 3rd or 4th generation from now… you can RECYCLE it! It’s STEEL!
We also believe in the closed loop designing of our frames… and doing whatever we can to help all our buildings be made as sustainable as they possibly can.
While there are some debatable comments in her presentation – this video still explains this concept of a closed loop system quite well! Whether you believe in the extreme situation of where we are as a society or not – there is still ALLOT of merit to being more responsible about consumption and being better stewards of what we DO have. These are trying times for most of us – and this ideal can go a long way to help us all both in the short term and the long run!!
We believe it’s about getting our facts straight about where we are as a race, where we’re going, where we REALLY want to go, and then collectively choosing to get there TOGETHER!
Like ANNIE says – it wasn’t always this way – WE CAN CHANGE!
THINK about it!!