Country Bookshelf Presents: Heather White with Betsy Gaines Quammen & Asher Jay
Country Bookshelf, 28 West Main Street

Community Events
June 27, 2022 @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Heather White invites you to unlock your eco-friendly superpower in One Green Thing with Asher Jay and Betsy Gaines Quammen.

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time, and we all have a unique role to play. Local Author and noted environmentalist, Heather White, encourages us to start here and now with One Green Thing her book on conserving what remains to us on this planet. Joining White in a discussion of this revolutionary call to action are fellow locals - writer Betsy Gaines Quammen, and artist Asher Jay.

Heather White offers an easy-to-follow guide for climate action while brilliantly weaving together warm and funny stories from her childhood in East Tennessee, anecdotes from 20+ years of environmental advocacy, and scenes from parenting two GenZ daughters in Bozeman, Montana.

In One Green Thing, White shows you how to contribute to the climate movement through self-discovery - your personality, interests, and strengths. Setting the intention each day to take a small step-- a "one green thing" to care for the planet--can help ease your eco-anxiety, push our culture toward climate solutions, and create a sense of joy.

Heather White, the woman Erin Brockovich calls the Brene Brown of the environmental movement, brings two decades of environmental advocacy work and national nonprofit leadership to life with her joyful and practical book, One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet. The CEO & Founder of the nonprofit OneGreenThing.org, Heather was named One of the Top 15 Women Leaders in Sustainability by Green Building & Design Magazine and 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by mindbodygreen. Her trademark intelligence and accessibility on climate and environmental issues has been featured on CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, Dr. Oz, and cited in The Washington Post, New York Times, and The Guardian.

Asher Jay, National Geographic explorer turned entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of IncOperate, and key advisor to a Venture Capital Growth Fund focused on Saas, AI, smart farming and aquaculture, and renewables, is an international adventurer and public figure whose career arc has taken her from fashion designing on Seventh Avenue to campaigning against blood ivory on its Billboards. Through her compelling paintings, sculptures, installations, animations, ad campaigns, and films, Jay's work has contributed to raising consumer awareness and empowering citizen action. Her singular purpose: to solve for a sustainable, holistic future that fosters tangible coexistence between humanity and wild. From business to design, Jay's efforts have always pushed the boundaries on and explored technology as the final frontier to promote access and address inequity. Jay and her team aim to foster an inclusive, cyclical paradigm that takes humanity out of its exploitative, deficit-causing expression and into models of mutualism. Working for people and planet with purpose Jay asserts, "individually we can tell stories, but together we can change the narrative." Learn more at asherjay.com.

BETSY GAINES QUAMMEN is a historian and conservationist. She received a doctorate in Environmental History from Montana State University in 2017, her dissertation focusing on Mormon settlement and public land conflicts. She has studied various religious traditions over the years, with particular attention to how cultures view landscape and wildlife. The rural American west, pastoral communities of northern Mongolia, and the grasslands of East Africa have been her main areas of interest. After college in Colorado, caretaking for a bed and breakfast in Mosier, Oregon, and serving breakfasts at a café in Kanab, Utah, Betsy has settled in Bozeman, Montana,where she now lives with her husband, writer David Quammen, two huge dogs, an overweight cat, and a pretty big python named Boots.