Annie Leonard is the Director of the Story of Stuff Project and author of the book, The Story of Stuff.
In December 2007, Annie released The Story of Stuff, a hit 20-minute webfilm on the hidden costs of our consumer driven culture. The Story of Stuff has generated over 10 million views since its launch, making it one of the most successful environmental-themed viral films of all time.
In 2008 Annie was named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment.
Annie has spent nearly two decades investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues.
Prior to directing the Story of Stuff Project, Annie worked for the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production & Consumption, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Health Care Without Harm, Essential Action and Greenpeace International.
Annie completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and graduate work in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.