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The Rise of Living Architecture: new book features Ford Rouge

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has a new book out, and William McDonough, Roger Schickedantz, and the Ford Rouge project are featured… The Rise of Living Architecture Commemorative Edition celebrates the contribution of more than 50 leading experts to the development of the green roof and wall industry over the past decade. Leadership profiles are drawn from a wide range of business, academia, policy and design professionals. These extraordinary individuals share their greatest accomplishments and views …

San Francisco Chronicle reports on upcoming Cradle to Cradle events

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik mentioned the upcoming gala honoring William McDonough in her column on October 3– “A shiny array of celebrities is headed here for a Nov. 14 Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute dinner at the Bently Reserve. Susan Sarandon hosts and Meryl Streep will introduce honoree Bill McDonough, an international architect and environmental advocate, co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle certification system for environmentally beneficial products. The event takes place during …

Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will join San Francisco gala honoring William McDonough

Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will headeadline the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Gala honoring Cradle to Cradle® co-creator William McDonough in November in San Francisco. World leaders in design, innovation, technology, and manufacturing will gather on November 14 to honor McDonough and support the nonprofit sustainable growth certification organization, the Institute, which was founded by McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart. The event will celebrate McDonough’s contributions to the sustainable growth (including the Hannover …

William McDonough will do the closing plenary at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Will you be in San Francisco for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Expo this November? We hope to see you there. Our founder, William McDonough, will close the conference on Friday, along with gaming expert Jane McGonigal and Scot Horst, senior VP, LEED/USGBC. Bill will have special guests with him (we’ll announce these soon!) and will be talking about Healthy Design as a Human Right. You can learn more at this site.

Cradle to Cradle, the book, was published 10 years ago…

And it’s still being reviewed. Here’s a new online review of the book… see the link here. And here’s an excerpt: If you’re one of those who like to imagine elegant solutions to the world’s ills, especially when they transcend or obliterate old dichotomies, you’ll love William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” (North Point Press, 2002). Architect McDonough and chemist Braungart envision a world where we’ve eliminated the concept of …

Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science features (alum) William McDonough

William McDonough recently visited Dartmouth, where he completed his undergaduate studies in 1973. He spoke to students, and the remarks were covered in the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. Here’s an excerpt– Dartmouth alumnus William McDonough (’73) spoke last Friday about his work in environmentally sustainable architecture and design. McDonough believes in the power of creative thought to help solve the problem of the negative impact of humans on the earth. He drove home his mantra, …

See you at Greenbuild?

William McDonough and several members of the William McDonough + Partners, MBDC, and McDonough Advisors staff will be at Greenbuild and Verge@Greenbuild this year in San Francisco, during the week of November 12. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will also have a big presence. The USGBC annual event is slated to be the biggest ever, and we hope to see you there. If you are there, please don’t miss a chance to connect …

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute hosts gala on November 14

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will honor William McDonough on November 14th, 2012 at the spectacular Bently Reserve in San Francisco, in a star-studded gala reception to celebrate McDonough’s game-changing contributions to the green building and green building products revolution. Opinion leaders from the worlds of innovation, technology, design, science, politics and entertainment will gather from around the globe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of McDonough and Braungart’s The …