Here at Northwest Earth Institute, we’re always sharing inspiring stories and events with each other. Doing this work can often be overwhelming and discouraging, but there is also so much room for transformation and hope. (We’re using David Orr’s definition of hope as a “verb with its sleeves rolled up” here!)

Recently, Annie Leonard released a new video on “The Story of Change.” We’re already big fans of Annie Leonard’s work, particularly her original video, “The Story of Stuff.” But we really like that “The Story of Change” offers ideas and inspiration for collaboration and change — just what we all need. You can watch the video here. The website also features a quiz you can take to find out what kind of changemaker you are — builder, networker, resister, communicator, nurturer, or investigator.

What inspires you and keeps you motivated to take responsibility and make change?

What kind of changemaker are you?