Author and internet sensation Annie Leonard spoke at the Nantucket Atheneum about our society's obsession with stuff, its effects on our communities and our health — and a vision for change. During a visit to the Nantucket landfill, Annie also spoke with Plum TV to share her insights and look at how Nantucket deals with its own stuff.
In December 2007, Annie released The Story of Stuff, a hit 20-minute webfilm that which asks the question, "Do you own your stuff, or does your stuff own you?" and takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the often hidden costs of our consumer driven culture. Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.