Speaker Series: Annie Leonard
3pm at Community Gospel Chapel, Salt Spring Island
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Annie Leonard is the Director of THE STORY OF STUFF Project and author of THE STORY OF STUFF (March 2010). In December 2007, Annie released The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute webfilm that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the often hidden costs of our consumer driven culture. The film has generated over 12 million views in over 200 countries and territories, making it one of the most successful environmental-themed viral films of all time. In her work, Annie sheds light on America’s consumption craze as she connects the dots between all the stuff in our lives and the environmental, economic, and social issues we face. Drawing on two decades of experience traveling the globe visiting the places where our stuff is made and the places where it's dumped, Annie’s rapid-fire, fact-filled stories lend humor and hope to what is all too often a bleak situation. Never one to dwell in the negative, Annie will share her thoughts on how we get ourselves out of this mess and move closer to a more just and sustainable future.