Does the phrase “cap-and-trade” make you twitch — because you still don’t quite understand what it means, although you’ve heard it so often that it must be something you should know?

Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff-fame’s got your back.

Annie's returned with The Story of Cap & Trade, which explains both what cap & trade is — and why it’s unlikely to work the way its proponents say it will. If long articles explaining the ins and outs of carbon trading have always put you to sleep, this quick and dirty video will let you figure things out once and for all — and start participating in cocktail conversations about cap and trade. And then engaging in eco-activism to push for more meaningful solutions to our climate crisis.

Watch and learn:

The Story of Cap & Trade from Story of Stuff Project on Vimeo.

The Story of Cap and Trade
The Story of Stuff's Annie Leonard takes on a new challenge: Explaining the potential perils of cap and trade.