Story of Stuff's Annie Leonard becomes executive director of Greenpeace USA
Greenpeace USA has a new executive director, and it's someone that many of you will be familiar with: Annie Leonard, best known for The Story of Stuff project. This is kind of closing the loop, since Annie started out at Greenpeace years ago:
Annie’s roots run deep with Greenpeace. She began her career at Greenpeace International in 1988 as an international toxics campaigner, working to stop international waste exports. She has shown a fierce commitment to working with communities to stop the corporations that so often exploit people, once getting arrested for protesting a business that was exporting hazardous waste to South Africa under the apartheid regime so that it could dump it in a black community. Annie went on to take on leadership roles with the Multinationals Resource Center, Healthcare Without Harm and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.
She will begin her new role in August. Best of luck to her. We're sure she'll do great things!
To celebrate, here are some of her greatest hits:
Via Greenpeace USA