Annie Leonard is an American proponent of sustainability and critic of excessive consumerism.
Leonard is best known as the creator and narrator of the animated documentary about the life-cycle of material goods, The Story of Stuff (2007). The documentary began as an hour-long talk and was made into a condensed film version based on popular demand. She also published a book version of the film.
After The Story of Stuff, she created Story of Cap and Trade in 2009, which is on the topic of emissions trading, as well as, in 2010, The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cosmetics and The Story of Electronics. In March 1, 2011, Leonard released The Story of Citizens United v. FEC and later that year, The Story of Broke.
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The Story of Cosmetics by Annie Leonard
The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.
EarthSayer Annie Leonard
The Story of Change: Exercise Your Citizen Muscle
Life with Annie Leonard
On Being Biased by Annie Leonard
Cap and Trade: Devil in the Details by Annie Leonard
The Story of Solutions
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)
The Story of Electronics (2010)
As Executive Director of Greenpeace by Annie Leonard
The Story of Broke (2011)
Greenpeace USA! and Annie Leonard