March 31st 2020 • 5:30-8:00
University School of Nashville Auditorium
Author and sustainability advocate BEA JOHNSON, who pioneered the idea that a household can reduce annual disposable waste to fit in a single glass jar, brings her cross-country speaking tour to USN to present inspiring, pragmatic and humorous tips for reducing consumer waste. Johnson’s bestselling Zero Waste Home, referenced by global organizations ranging from Amazon, Google, and Starbucks to the United Nations, offers a realistic roadmap to minimizing impact on the planet through her guideline: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. The FREE evening of conversation and Q&A opens at 5:30 p.m., with an expo of waste-reduction-oriented vendors, including Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Compost Nashville, The Good Fill and Zero Waste Trash Talk. Johnson will speak 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer session, and closed out with a book-signing in conjunction with Parnassus Books.