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Media advisory: Limited seats available for ‘Story of Stuff’ creator Annie Leonard’s Tuesday speech

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Release Date: March 10, 2014

Leonard, whose “The Story of Stuff” video went viral in 2007, making her a star among environmental activists, will speak at 7 p.m. at the CFA’s Drama Theater on North Campus.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Only a handful of seats remain open for environmental activist Annie Leonard’s speech Tuesday night at the Center for the Arts (CFA).

The lecture is free and open to the public, but the only way to ensure a seat is to RSVP online at http://www.buffalo.edu/sustainability.html.

Leonard, whose “The Story of Stuff” video went viral in 2007, making her a star among environmental activists, will speak at 7 p.m. at the CFA’s Drama Theater on North Campus. The title of her lecture is “Moving Towards Zero Waste and the Story of Solutions.”

Media interested in the attending the speech should contact Cory Nealon, Office of University Communications, at cmnealon@buffalo.edu or 716-645-4614.

Audio recording, video and still photography will be limited to the first five minutes of her lecture.

Who: Annie Leonard, an environmental activist who promotes sustainable living and criticizes excessive consumerism.

When: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Where: The Drama Theater in UB’s Center for the Arts (building No. 2 on this map: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/NorthCampus.pdf).

Leonard is on campus Monday to Wednesday. In addition to her speech, she will meet with students in UB’s Sustainability Academy, which launched last fall and is one of five undergraduate academies at UB that allow like-minded students to live and learn together.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
News Content Manager, Computer Science, Economic Development, Engineering, Sustainability
Tel: 716-645-4614
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBengineering