October 6, 2011
Clara Thompson Hall
How much is too much? Annie Leonard seeks to answer that question in the popular animated web series The Story of Stuff, which explores the impacts of consumption. She has traveled to 40 countries, visiting hundreds of factories where our stuff is made and dumps where our stuff is dumped. Annie is fiercely dedicated to reclaiming and transforming our industrial and economic systems so they serve, rather than undermine, ecological sustainability and social equity.
She did her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and graduate work in City and Regional Planning at Cornell. The book The Story of Stuff was published in 2010.