Annie Leonard deserves an award for her performance and direction of a 20-minute Internet film called "The Story of Stuff" about American consumerism, and how the way we shop—and shop, and shop—has put human happiness, our health, and the planet at stake. Watch it here. Tell your friends about the film. Share it with your children. Then try some of her 10 steps for a better way (at the end of the film). Even if you just take baby steps at first, you might soon discover you're having fun—while doing you and the planet good. This reviewer gives "The Story of Stuff" two thumbs up.