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Annie Leonard

Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of <a href="http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/" target="_hplink">Greenpeace USA</a>. She has over 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, <a href="http://youtu.be/9GorqroigqM" target="_hplink">The Story of Stuff</a> has been viewed over 40 million times and blossomed into <a href="http://storyofstuff.org/" target="_hplink">The Story of Stuff Project</a>, (which has built a community of over half a million people), eight more films, and the 2010 <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Story-Stuff-Overconsumption-Communities-Health-/dp/1451610297/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417634063&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=story+of+stuff" target="_hplink">New York Times bestselling book</a> also titled The Story of Stuff which takes a deeper dive into the issues of the film.<br /> <br /> Leonard currently serves on the boards of <a href="http://www.citizen.org/" target="_hplink">Public Citizen</a>, the <a href="http://wgf.org/" target="_hplink">Wallace Global Fund</a>, The Story of Stuff Project and the <a href="http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/how-were-structured#10timeline" target="_hplink">Social Mission Board of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream</a>. She previously served on the boards of the <a href="http://www.no-burn.org/" target="_hplink">GAIA</a>, <a href="http://www.grrn.org/" target="_hplink">Grassroots Recycling Network</a>, the <a href="http://environmentalhealthfund.org/" target="_hplink">Environmental Health Fund</a>, <a href="http://www.greengrants.org/our-community/regional-advisory-boards/india/" target="_hplink">Global Greengrants India</a>, <a href="http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/" target="_hplink">Greenpeace India</a>, and the <a href="http://ifg.org/" target="_hplink">International Forum on Globalization</a>. She earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. <br /> <br /> Leonard began her career at Greenpeace in 1988 and now leads the organization’s U.S. office out of San Francisco.