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  • In Season One of the Story of Stuff, we looked at a system that creates way

    在「東西的故事」第一季影片中,我們檢視了線性的經濟系統

  • too much stuff, and way too little of what we really want.

    這個系統製造了太多東西,卻遠非我們真正的需求

  • Now we're going to start looking at the stories behind the story of stuff.

    現在我們要來看看「東西的故事」背後的故事

  • That's where we'll find ways to turn this situation around.

    藉此才能扭轉當前的情勢

  • Welcome to Season Two.

    歡迎收看第二季!

  • Ever since I learned where our stuff really comes from - and how this system

    自從我了解「東西的故事」,和這整個系統

  • is trashing people and the planet - I've been trying to figure out how we can

    是如此傷害人類和地球之後,就一直在思考該怎麼

  • change it. I've read a lot of these: 100

    做改變。 我找了很多這種書來讀

  • Ways to Save the Planet Without Leaving Your House,

    《不出門也能救地球的100種方法》

  • 50 Simple Things You Can do to Save the Earth,

    《救地球的50件小事》

  • The Little Green Book of Shopping. I thought they might have the

    《綠色購物指南》 我以為它們有我想要的

  • answers, but their tips all start here

    答案,但這些書強調的都是

  • with buying better stuff

    「去買更好的東西」

  • and they all end here - with recycling all that stuff when I'm done with it.

    最後「回收所有不再使用的東西」

  • But when it comes to making change, this story of "going green" - even though we

    如果要做到真正的改變,這種人人會講的

  • see it everywhere -

    「環保生活」

  • has some serious shortcomings.

    卻大有問題

  • It says that if I become a smarter shopper,

    書裡說只要當個聰明的消費者

  • and tell my friends to do the same,

    而且拉親朋好友一起來

  • I've done my part.

    就算盡一己之力了

  • And if I don't buy all this green stuff,

    但如果我沒有買這些綠色產品

  • then it's my fault that the planet's being destroyed.

    地球環境被破壞就是我的錯

  • Wait a minute. My fault?

    等等,我的錯?

  • I didn't choose to put toxic products on the shelves or to allow slave labor in

    我並沒有選擇讓有毒的產品上架 也沒有允許

  • factories around the world.

    全球工廠虐待勞工

  • I didn't choose to fill stores with electronics that can't be repaired

    我沒有選擇要店家賣的電子產品都不能修理

  • and have to be thrown away. I didn't choose a world in which some people can

    壞了只能丟掉,也沒有選擇 只讓某些人有能力

  • afford to live green, leaving the rest of us to be irresponsible planet

    負擔環保生活,而其他人必須 不負責任地

  • wreckers! Of course when we do shop we should buy the least toxic and most fair

    破壞地球!當然,一定要買東西的時候, 應該盡量選擇無毒和公平

  • products we can,

    的產品

  • but it's not bad shoppers here who are the source of the problem, it's

    但重點不是「不好的消費者」

  • bad policies and bad business practices here.

    而是「不好的政策和企業行為」

  • And that's why the solutions we really need aren't for sale at the supermarket.

    這正是為什麼我們該做的 不只是買更好的東西

  • If we actually want to change the world,

    如果我們真的想要改變這個世界

  • we can't talk only about consumers voting with our dollars.

    就不能只要消費者「用鈔票投票」

  • Real change happens when citizens come together to demand rules that work.

    真正的改變需要公民團結起來 要求可行的遊戲規則

  • Look, it is important to try to live green.

    環保生活的確很重要

  • As Gandhi said, “be the change.”

    就像甘地說的「成為改變」

  • Living our values in small ways shows ourselves and others we care.

    從生活中實踐我們的理念 能展現我們有多在乎

  • So it is a great place to start.

    所以這是個好的開始

  • But it's a terrible place to stop. After all, would we even know who Gandhi

    但絕對不能停在這裡 如果甘地只是在家裡縫衣服

  • was if he just sewed his own clothes and then sat back waiting for the British to

    坐等英國人離開印度

  • leave India?

    我們還會知道甘地是誰嗎?

  • So how do we make big change?

    所以,到底該如何創造出大的改變?

  • To answer that question,

    為了找到答案

  • I went back and looked at Gandhi,

    我回顧了甘地的故事

  • the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the U.S. Civil Rights Movement,

    南非的反種族隔離運動 美國的民權運動

  • and the environmental victories here in the 1970s.

    以及1970年代成功的環保運動

  • They didn't just nag people to perfect their day-to-day choices.

    他們當時可不只是叨唸著要大家 為日常生活做出完美選擇

  • They changed the rules of the game.

    而是改變了遊戲規則

  • It turns out, there are three things you find whenever people get together

    我發現不管在什麼時代 有三件事情結合人們的力量

  • and actually change the world.

    並真正改變了世界

  • First, they share a big idea for how things could be better.

    首先,提出一個偉大的理想

  • Not just a little better for a few people,

    不只讓少數人好過一點

  • a whole lot better for everyone.

    而是讓所有人都好過很多

  • And they don't just tinker around the edges;

    他們不只隔靴搔癢

  • they go right to the heart of the problem, even when it means changing

    而是直搗問題的核心 即使必須改變

  • systems that don't want to be changed.

    難以撼動的既有系統

  • And that can be scary!

    這可能是一件很危險的事

  • Hey, millions of us already share a big idea for how things can be better.

    其實很多人已經提出 世界該如何改變的偉大理想

  • Instead of this dinosaur economy that focuses onlyon corporate profits -

    我們不要只照顧企業利益的恐龍經濟

  • we want a new economy that puts safe products,

    而要把產品安全、人的幸福感

  • happy people, and a healthy planet first.

    和環境健康放在第一位的新經濟

  • Duh, isn't that what an economy should be for?

    嘿,這不正是經濟應有的目的嗎?

  • Trying to live eco-perfectly in today's system is like trying to swim upstream,

    在現有系統裡要過完全環保的生活 就像是逆游而上

  • when the current is pushing us all the other way.

    世界主流推著我們倒退

  • But by changing what our economy prioritizes,

    但只要改變經濟優先順序

  • we can change the current so that the right thing becomes the

    就可以扭轉現況, 讓對的事變成

  • easiest thing to do.

    最簡單可行的事

  • Second, the millions of ordinary people who made these extraordinary changes

    第二,數百萬促成偉大改變的平凡人

  • didn't try to do it alone.

    並沒有孤軍奮戰

  • They didn't just say, “I will be more responsible.” They said, “We will work

    他們不只說「我會更負起責任」 而是說「我們會彼此合作

  • together until the problem is solved.”

    直到解決問題」

  • Today it's easier than ever to work together.

    現在比以往都更容易團結合作

  • Can you imagine how hard it was to get a message across India in 1930?

    你可以想像在1930年 要把消息傳遍印度有多難嗎?

  • We can do it now in less than a second.

    我們現在只要一秒鐘就可以做到

  • And finally, these movements succeeded in creating change because they took

    最後,這些運動會成功 除了因為有

  • their big idea,

    偉大理想

  • and their commitment to work together,

    和並肩作戰的決心

  • and then they took action!

    還有真正採取行動

  • Did you know that when Martin Luther King junior organized his march on

    你知道當金恩博士在華盛頓

  • Washington,

    組織遊行時

  • less than a quarter of Americans supported him?

    只有不到25%的美國人 支持他嗎?

  • But that was enough to make change - because those supporters took action -

    但這樣已經足夠促成改變 因為這些支持者有真正的行動

  • they did stuff.

    和實踐

  • Today 74% of Americans support tougher laws on toxic chemicals.

    現在有74%的美國人支持 加強管制有毒化學物

  • 83% want clean energy laws. 85% think corporations should have

    83%希望有乾淨能源法 85%認為企業

  • less influence in government.

    對政府的影響力不該那麼大

  • We've got the big idea and the commitment. We just haven't

    我們已經有了偉大理想和決心 只欠

  • turned it all into massive action yet.

    投入實際的行動而已

  • And this is our only missing piece.

    既然如此

  • So let's do it.

    那就一起來做吧!

  • Making real change takes all kinds of citizens -

    真正的改變需要各種公民投入

  • not just protestors.

    而非只有抗爭運動者

  • When you realize what you're good at and what you like to do,

    如果你有任何專長或興趣

  • plugging in doesn't seem so hard.

    貢獻一己之力並不難

  • Whatever you have to offer, a better future needs it.

    無論你可以提供什麼幫助 美好未來都需要你

  • So ask yourself,

    所以,問問自己

  • What kind of change maker am I?”

    「我是哪一種改革者?」

  • We need investigators,

    我們需要調查研究者

  • communicators,

    溝通協調者

  • builders,

    建設人員

  • resisters,

    反抗人士

  • nurturers,

    教育照護人員

  • and networkers.

    串聯者

  • At StoryofStuff.org,

    從 StoryofStuff.org網頁上

  • you can explore these types of change makers and find your first,

    可以找到改革者分類的資訊 定位你的角色

  • or your next, step to take action.

    然後採取行動吧!

  • Being an engaged citizen starts with voting.

    成為活躍公民的第一步是去投票

  • That's one of those basic things that everyone's just gotta do.

    這是所有人都應該做的基本功

  • But it gets way more exciting - and fun - when we put our unique skills

    但一切遠比投票更刺激有趣 尤其是當大家一起

  • and interests to work alongside thousands of others.

    發揮自己獨一無二的才能和興趣時

  • I know that changing a whole economic system is a huge challenge.

    我知道要改變整個經濟體系很困難

  • It's not easy to see a clear path from where we are today to where we need to

    當下要找出一條 明確通往理想未來的道路

  • go.

    也不容易

  • And there's no ten simple things we can do without leaving our couches!

    而且根本沒有什麼 「坐在沙發上就能改變世界的10件小事」!

  • But the path didn't start out clear to all these guys either.

    但對這些前輩來說 該走的路也不是一開始就明確

  • Doctor King said, “Faith

    金恩博士曾說

  • is taking the first step even though you don't see the whole staircase.”

    「信念就是儘管你看不到整個樓梯, 仍然踏出第一步。」

  • So, they worked hard to get organized,

    所以他們的努力讓事情更有組織

  • practiced the small acts that built their citizen muscles

    透過各種實踐加強公民力量

  • and kept their focus on their big idea -

    一心一意朝向偉大理想

  • and when the time was right, they were ready.

    等時機到來 他們也已經準備好了

  • It's time for us to get ready too -

    現在輪到我們來做萬全的準備了

  • ready to make change and write the next chapter

    準備進行改變

  • in the story of stuff.

    寫下「東西的故事」的新一頁

In Season One of the Story of Stuff, we looked at a system that creates way

在「東西的故事」第一季影片中,我們檢視了線性的經濟系統

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