Annie Leonard: ‘The Story of Stuff’
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | 7:30 – 9pm
Location: Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Sustainability and environmental health expert Annie Leonard created an Internet sensation with her video The Story of Stuff, a look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns that has drawn more than 7 million views. Leonard, a former coordinator of the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, says basic stuff is a necessity—but consumerism and overconsumption have hidden costs to our health, environment, and the lives of millions of people who live and work in dangerous, dehumanizing conditions to sustain a dysfunctional “take-make-waste” paradigm. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and RealNetworks Foundation.
There are 60 tickets remaining for purchase at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cash or Check only. Late seating is not guaranteed.
The Story of Stuff
Read Time magazine’s profile of Leonard as one of its 2008 Heroes of the Environment