Annie Leonard is the executive director of Greenpeace USA. She has more than two decades of experience investigating and explaining the environmental and social impacts of our stuff: where it comes from, how it gets to us and where it goes after we get rid of it. Her film, The Story of Stuff has been viewed more than 40 million times and blossomed into The Story of Stuff Project (which has built a community of over half a million people), eight more films and the 2010 New York Times bestselling book also titled The Story of Stuff which takes a deeper dive into the issues of the film.
Leonard currently serves on the boards of GAIA and Public Citizen and has previously served on the boards of the Grassroots Recycling Network, Environmental Health Fund, Global Greengrants India, Greenpeace India and the International Forum on Globalization. She earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.
Leonard began her career at Greenpeace in 1988 and now leads the organization’s U.S. office out of San Francisco.
In 2007, two kids in Michigan set out to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award by raising awareness about the endangered orangutan ......