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:
- Part 1: greensumption
- Part 2: PVC
- Part 3: the price of our stuff
- Part 4: planned obsolescence
- Part 5: stuff cravings
- Part 6: why green folks have more fun
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!