Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues: investigating factories and dumps around the world. She ran the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, communicating worldwide about the impact of consumerism and materialism on global economies and international health. Annie’s efforts to raise awareness about international sustainability and environmental health issues has included work with Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), Health Care without Harm, Essential Information and Greenpeace International. She serves on the boards of GAIA, the International Forum for Globalization and the Environmental Health Fund.
Annie was named one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2008. She is a seasoned traveler who has spent time in (to name a few) Haiti, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Pakistan and South Africa, investigating and promoting anti-pollution issues internationally.
Annie Leonard has worked on international environmental health and sustainability issues for more than two decades. Annie has also worked with GAIA, Health Care without Harm, Essential Action, and Greenpeace International. She is the writer and host of the internet film, The Story of Stuff, viewed by over 6 million people around the world since its launch in December 2007. Annie runs the non-profit Story of Stuff Project, based in Berkeley.