Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is the executive director of Greenpeace USA, founder of the Story of Stuff Project, and has spent more than twenty years investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues. In addition to the original short film, Story of Stuff,  she also created The Story of Cap & TradeThe Story of Cosmetics, The Story of Bottled Water, and The Story of Electronics.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:15pm
Constitutional Amendment Would Help Save Our Planet
You've changed the light bulbs, switched the car for a bike. Across the country, people are ready to take it to the next level. In September, literally thousands of people will gather in New York to show the force that citizens are bringing to the climate fight. The science is clear and the power...
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 7:17am
The Story of Solutions: Time to Replace 'More' with 'Better'
In an ad for a major phone company blanketing TV this year, a circle of doe-eyed children is asked: “who thinks more is better than less?” You know the one—an eager kindergartener answers, “we want more, we want more,” before the commercial voice intones “It’s Not Complicated…” After all, what kind of loser wouldn’t want more?
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Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 11:57am
The Story of Change
For more resources, visit The Story of Change . I used to think the truth would set us free. Like many who care about the environment, I spent years thinking that information would lead to change. If only people realize the mess our planet is in, I thought, things will change. So I wrote reports, gave speeches, even testified before Congress.
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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:25pm
Celebrating 'All That We Share'
Annie Leonard is one of the most articulate, effective champions of the commons today. Her webfilm The Story of Stuff has been seen more than 15 million times by viewers. She also adapted it into a book .
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:18pm
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
For holidays tainted by commercialism, Valentine's Day gives Christmas a run for the money— big money. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $17.6 billion on Valentine's gifts this year, including $4.1 billion on jewelry, $1.8 billion on flowers and $1.5 billion on candy.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:24am
5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United
We never expected to be writing an article with this title. Aren’t united citizens a good thing? Civil Rights movement? Egypt ? Madison ?
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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:52am
Can't Buy Me Love
It's Tax Day, which means the Tea Party will be railing against government spending on programs like health care, Head Start, environmental protection, consumer product safety inspectors and food stamps. Try as I might, I just can't understand the logic of opposing government programs to ensure that our air, water and baby bottles are safe, children aren't hungry and everyone has access to a doctor.
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