The Story of Stuff

Please Join Us for a Special Screening of The Story of Stuff as part of the ReFest

The Story of Stuff is an animated short film that explores the often hidden environmental and social consequences of America’s love affair with its stuff. (20 minutes) Free admission. The screening will be followed by panel discussion. Hosted by ReFest, Antenna & Charitable Film Network.

Phyllis Jordan, The Green Project
Sean Vissar, Rebuilding Together New Orleans
Emily Morrison, Trouser House
Jerald L. White, Charitable Film Network

ReFest is the all-day, super-exciting, kick-off festival for “The ReUse District” – A new collaboration between reuse nonprofits, small businesses, and community organizations in the 7th Ward, Bywater, Marigny, St. Claude, and St. Roch neighborhoods. The ReUse District is spearheaded by The Green Project, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Preservation Resource Center, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, and St. Claude Avenue Main Street.

Functioning much like an arts district, The ReUse District hopes to increase the appreciation of and accessibility to reused materials in our neighborhoods and all of New Orleans. Reuse is the most environmentally responsible form of recycling, and while the city has no formal municipal recycling program, it is still important to incorporate reuse into daily life. The ReUse District is the first of its kind in the nation and currently has 21 members.

For more information about additional ReFest events or ReUse District visit: or contact Beth at or Marissa at