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Check out this video interview of William McDonough at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit

Last week, William McDonough spent two days with Governor Schwarzenegger and dozens of subnational leaders from all over the world to talk about moving towards clean energy and a green economy, among other things. You can see the Hub Culture video interview with McDonough on site at UC Davis, which hosted the third and final of these events, and closed with Schwarzenegger’s announcement of the R20 Initiative.

New video out following the Oberlin 10 Year celebration

In October, Bill McDonough went to Oberlin to celebration the 10 year anniversary of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies– one of the earliest test cases of Bill and the firm’s ideas about “a building like a tree.” Now, the Center has released a video about the project. It really captures what a journey this way. What a wonderful, visionary client and a dedicated donor to help make it real. We are honored …

Bill McDonough spoke today at Governor’s Global Climate Summit 3

Today is the first day of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s third Governor’s Global Climate Summit, being hosted at UC Davis. Bill McDonough kicked off this afternoon’s Race to Green Action panel with a keynote speech: “Renewably Powering the World: A Cradle to Cradle Vision.” This is a two-day summit that includes several governors and many other subnational and national leaders from around the world–the UK prime minister, David Cameron, will join by satellite. Many other businesses, …

David Johnson to attend GreenGov Supply Chain Summit in Chicago

Next Tuesday, David Johnson will attend the GreenGov Supply Chain Summit, hosted by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the GSA in Chicago. The GreenGov Supply Chain Summit will convene Administration officials, executives from leading corporations and small businesses, and leaders from the nonprofit and state and local government communities to discuss how we can work together to green the Federal supply chain, foster American innovation and entrepreneurship, and help build a clean …

Bill McDonough and the architecture firm featured in Western Art & Architecture story

You can see the full article here. And here’s an excerpt– In the mid-1980s, architect William McDonough was commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund to build a headquarters in New York whose construction materials were to be as non-toxic as technology would allow and whose signature traits would include energy efficiency. The 20,000-square-foot [office] was a watershed in environmental friendliness for workers and could boast the novel application of sustainable practices in an industry routinely rapped for …

Bill McDonough to speak at Governors’ Global Climate Summit in California

Our founder will be kicking off the “Race to Action” session at Governor Schwarzenegger’s third Governors’ Global Climate Summit, which will be held at UC Davis. You can see the schedule of events here. Here’s the approach– The GGCS 3 promises compelling climate conversations from the top leaders of local, regional, national and international entities, as well as those from academia, business and nonprofit. This summit will continue to broaden our partnerships through an increased understanding of …

Cradle to Cradle mentioned in New York Times story about upcycling

A New York Times story about upcycling cites the Cradle to Cradle framework as developed by our founder, William McDonough, with Michael Braungart. Here’s an excerpt: This is part of a broader effort to reduce waste by planning for a product’s potential recycling or reuse at the end of its life before it is even made, a process known as “designing out waste.” A small but growing number of companies have begun thinking this way, and …

Make It Right featured in new book: The Power of Pro Bono

We are delighted that Make It Right, the pro bono initiative in New Orleans that Bill McDonough and William McDonough + Partners have been involved with since its inception, is featured in John Cary’s new book, The Power of Pro Bono, published by Metropolis Books. You can learn more about Make It Right here, check out our design for the Flow House Duplex for Make It Right here, and there will be a Power of Pro Bono blog …