Why does our society believe it is alright to throw away so much? In fact, what does it even mean to throw something 'away'? Julia reflects on these questions to help each of us understand why it is important for us to change our approach to consumption as individuals and as a society.

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  • TobesogratefultoGOD

    Everyone should buy a thermos! We are such a 'beverage' society. GOD Bless you Butterfly!

  • manish

    didnot able to see it

  • Kathryn

    Powerful, educational, provocative. This video has deeply impacted my commitment to making change in my own community. I have been picking up trash at my local beach every day that I go. I simply go about my business and every time I encounter others who ask what I'm doing, thank me, and tell me I've inspired them to do the same. ONE person makes trash and it has impact. Likewise, ONE person cleaning up a common area can also make a difference. Consume less, collect trash, recycle all that you can and we will all contribute in meaninful ways to sustainability! Thx for the massive inspiration Julia!

  • VA

    Yes.. Very nice video.. But why isn't anyone noticing how cute she is?

  • Matthew

    Now she is what I call a hero, an inspiration. It is through changing our culture and making things conscious that we can change dramatically within a generation. We have to unlearn that consumer/throw-away culture, media-programmed unconscious and spoonfed since birth to save our finite and beautiful planet. Thank you Julia!

  • rachel

    great wake up call! rachel, from Brasil

  • Kim

    A real eyey opener, thanks!!! Very inspiring

  • Ellen Sokolow

    WOW! Julia's words and energies are really joyful and full of life....I'd listen to just about anything that she has to say, and this particular talk give me alot of encouragement for the young people following in herstory. Thanks Julia!

  • Ellen Sokolow

    WOW! Julia's words and energies are really joyful and full of life....I'd listen to just about anything that she has to say, and this particular talk give me alot of encouragement for the young people following in herstory. Thanks Julia!

  • Elena Chebotareva

    She is so SO right!

  • Meg

    Beautiful!! so true! just because everything is at our disposition doesn't mean that we have to waste so much. Social Justice scary? Social Justice should be the main focus of our lives...

  • Jagdish P Dave

    Eolquenr yet simple, inspiring and right on the taget. I deeply appreciate such living sermons coming from the mind and heart of many young people Like Julia. I am happy to read or listen to such wise and refreshing words even at the age of 85. Thanks. Let the Compassionate Consciousness expand. Jagdish P Dave

  • Sanjay

    Impressive talk! I like her enegry.

  • neal weintraub

    Great perspective. Like her beautiful middle name.

  • Gezzerman

    Anyone who uses the term "social justice" is scary.That implies that you will pay for her wants.

  • elizabeth Faria

    fantastic. I love the concept of disposability consciousness. It say a lot in itself. Thank you Julia

  • Alan Zucker

    Amen, sister.

  • Lyn

    Julia Butterly Hill is truly a beautiful human being in heart, mind and soul.

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  • Read more about the remarkable life of service led by Julia Butterfly Hill.

  • Before you purchase your next product, consider where it comes from and where it will go. Watch The Story of Stuff to get a better understanding of our material consumption cycle.

  • Reduce consumption - our value as individuals isn't created by what we consume, but by our choices and relationship to the world and people around us.

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