Author Conversation with J.B. MacKinnon
October 11, 2023
J.B. MACKINNON is the author or coauthor of five books of nonfiction. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in such publications as the New Yorker, National Geographic, and the Atlantic, as well as the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches feature writing.
MacKinnon’s latest book is The Day the World Stops Shopping, a thought experiment that imagines what would happen—to our economies, our products, our planet, our selves—if we committed to consuming far fewer of the Earth’s resources. He spoke with the Buy Nothing Project's co-founder, Rebecca Rockefeller, on October 11, 2023, at Bainbridge (Island) High School about the concepts in his book.