Annie Leonard’s Story of Change

Do you remember The story of stuff and the various episodes that has been released since ? If not, you should watch them before going any further. Indeed, Annie Leonard has released a new episode of her series and it rocks.

Many people believe we’ll get out of our current predicament by shopping differently (more efficient light bulbs, greener products, etc). It is not the case as the short video afterwards shows.

If we want to get out of the triple crisis, we’ll have to get together and ACT. Shopping won’t solve anything. Demanding action from our governments will.

Here is the video :


As the video shows, if the Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela succeeded it is because not only did they have great idea and ideals, it is also because they got together and start to act.

Peaceful protests and demonstrations changed the lives of millions in three different countries in three different times.

Let’s emulate their recipe for success and get into action. To me, the 350 movement is the right place to start…


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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