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The Story of Solutions

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 By Annie Leonard and Staff, The Story of Stuff Project | Video
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2013 1002-4a(Photo: Beth Scupham / Flickr)The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.

In the current 'Game of More', we're told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?

Shouldn't that be what winning means?

Over the coming year, we'll be highlighting and supporting game-changing solutions that get us on the path to Better. We'll be looking to you for examples from where you live and calling on you to help grow Solutions.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is the executive director for Greenpeace USA.

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The Story of Solutions

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 By Annie Leonard and Staff, The Story of Stuff Project | Video
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2013 1002-4a(Photo: Beth Scupham / Flickr)The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.

In the current 'Game of More', we're told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?

Shouldn't that be what winning means?

Over the coming year, we'll be highlighting and supporting game-changing solutions that get us on the path to Better. We'll be looking to you for examples from where you live and calling on you to help grow Solutions.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is the executive director for Greenpeace USA.