Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, hosts tonight a local premier of the short film, “The Story of Stuff.”
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at[singlepic=385,320,240,,right] 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. It 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.”
And after we have purchased our holiday Stuff? Jake Wilson, Executive Director of Mecklenburg County Keep America Beautiful, shows us how we can keep our old stuff out of our landfills by Recycling. He will also discuss the future of recycling in the county and the ever-changing markets for our recyclable materials.
The event takes place Tuesday, December 2, (tonight!) at the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews. The meeting is free and open to everyone. www.NCWildlifeNetwork.com or 704 814 0877 for more information.