I've seen Annie Leonard on Christiane Amanpour's show (have I ever mentioned I want to b Christiane Amanpour when I grow up?) and her cartoon won me over. Sweet, charming, amusing and eye-opening. Her project is called "The Story of Stuff" and it is consisting of a book, the cartoon (20 minutes, you can watch it on the website) and the website (including interesting articles, links and ideas for action): www.storyofstuff.com
A very charming critical analysis of and warning against consumerism and its effects on our planet, health and well-being.
Yes, American, cartoonish and simplified but a great idea in a great direction!