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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 …

Park 20|20 projects honored with additional awards

Two of our projects at Delta Development’s Park 20|20, the Netherlands’ first Cradle to Cradle®-inspired development have received awards in recent weeks: Congratulations to D/Dock Amsterdam, our interior design collaborators on the B/S/H/ Inspiration House, for their recent “Design Is…” award! You can learn more about this award at this link. Fox Vakanties, just next door to B/S/H/, is also a nominee for an interior signage award. Congratulations to Buro Bogaarts Interiordesign. You can learn more about this award …

David Johnson to speak at University of California Berkeley on November 2

David Johnson will be a featured speaker in UC Berkeley’s Colloquium: Design for Sustainability, organized by Professor Gail Brager. These are open to students and others and are free. 12noon – 1pm in Room 112 of Wurster Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. He will talk about Cradle to Cradle thinking and the current architecture of William McDonough + Partners, including the recently opened NASA Sustainability Base, one of the most advanced federal facilities in …