Sunday, July 18, 2010

Superhero Secrets: Annie Leonard

The Conscious Shopper shares her love of Annie Leonard.

There are a few big names in the green movement whose thoughts and ideas I find so eloquently profound that I read, listen to, or watch every interview they've given. Annie Leonard, the creator of Story of Stuff, is one of those people.

I'm guessing that most of you have watched Story of Stuff by now, but have you caught Leonard's latest creations, The Story of Bottled Water and The Story of Cap and Trade? I thought both of them over-simplified the concepts, but with the same cartoon-style as Story of Stuff, they're still good introductions to the concept.

Planet Green ran a series of interviews with Annie Leonard a month or two ago, discussing "greensumption," planned obsolescence, and stuff cravings. You can find the interview here:
In an interview with Fake Plastic Fish from a few months ago, Leonard emphasizes the importance of community-building in the green movement. Around the same time, Leonard was also interviewed by Grist, which you might remember got me thinking about personal vs. political action for the APLS Carnival.

Several months ago, I listened to a speech by Leonard at the Bioneers Conference and loved it, but now I can't remember what she talked about. Guess I need to listen to it again. In fact, I think I'll go do that right now...(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!

1 comment:

Sense of Home said...

I have not seen the other videos Annie Leonard has done. Thanks for the links.

-Brenda

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