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THE STORY OF STUFF | ‘Annie Leonard’s Brilliant Video A Must-See/Must-Do’ — Al Young

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Annie’s Bio

Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues, with more than 20 years of experience investigating factories and dumps around the world. Coordinator of the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, a funder collaborative working for a sustainable and just world, Annie communicates worldwide about the impact of consumerism and materialism on global economies and international health.

Annie’s efforts over the past two decades to raise awareness about international sustainability and environmental health issues has included work with Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance, Health Care without Harm, Essential Information and Greenpeace International. She currently serves on the boards of GAIA, the International Forum for Globalization and the Environmental Health Fund. Previously she has served on the boards of the Grassroots Recycling Network, the Environmental Health Fund, Global Greengrants India and Greenpeace India.

During the 1990s, Annie visited countries throughout Asia to track exported waste from the U.S. and Europe. She documented her findings in many articles and testified before the U.S. Congress in 1992 on the issue of international waste trafficking, in an effort to ban US waste exports to the Third World.

Annie did her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and graduate work in city and regional planning at Cornell University, both in New York. She has traveled to over 30 countries, including Haiti, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Pakistan and South Africa, in her work investigating and promoting anti-pollution issues internationally. Annie currently resides in California with her daughter.

Annie’s most recent project, the Story of Stuff, explores the global materials economy and its impact on economy, environment and health.

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2 Responses to “THE STORY OF STUFF | ‘Annie Leonard’s Brilliant Video A Must-See/Must-Do’ — Al Young”

  1. Tyler M Says:

    This is the worst video ever. Do not watch it unless you want to hear a number of great “facts”. When I say “facts” I employ a tactic which is frequently used by the narrator. George Washington is the 43th president, and that is a “fact”. Get ready for “facts” like this to pop up with such frequency that you feel apathetic toward the end of the film.
    This “educational film” is littered with falsities as well as strawman arguments. Logic is severely lacking in the film. Please, I implore you to avoid it all costs, unless you are using it to bring up discussion about propaganda.

  2. AlYoung.org » Blog Archive » THE STORY OF STUFF | How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health  — and a Vision for Change Says:

    […] “A brilliant video; a must-see and must-do.” – Al Young (at AlYoung.org back in 2008) […]

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