AUDIO: Annie Leonard on 'stuff', carbon trading and occupy


Annie Leonard is the creator of the Story of Stuff project, a series of animated films that discuss our pressing social, environmental and economic concerns and the effort to build a more sustainable and just world. Her films include the Story of Stuff (see below), the Story of Electronics and the Story of Cosmetics among others. Her new film, The Story of Broke: Why there is still plenty of money to build a better future, will be released on November 8. Check out the teaser below.

She spoke to Green Left Weekly's Simon Butler on October 27 about 'stuff', Steve Jobs and the electronics industry, whether carbon trading can help stop climate change and the inspiration of the global occupy movement. Listen to the full interview below.

Annie Leonard is now on a brief tour in Australia. She will introduce "The Story of Stuff" with with Greens MLC Cate Faermann at 6pm, Friday October 28 at the Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney. More details here.

On Saturday October 29, from 5pm to 7pm, the Total Environment Centre will host a double screening of "The Story of Stuff" and "Waste Not" followed by Q and A with Annie Leonard. To RSVP please contact Sophie Alstergren at or 9211 5022.

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