William McDonough at 2014 Resource Recycling Conference

16 September

The recycling industry’s most influential leaders, government officials and business executives will join together this week for a collaborative opportunity at the 2014 Resource Recycling Conference. Held in New Orleans from September 15-17, the event will hold educational workshops, sessions hosted by industry leaders, and a tradeshow. The conference will provide attendees with an overview […]

William McDonough at American University

10 September

This summer, William McDonough spent a day at American University’s School of International Service, designed by William McDonough + Partners with Quinn Evans Architects. Recently, the school released this video of Bill talking about the building and more. Learn more about the design of American University’s School of International Service. RELATED: “American University School of International Service/William […]

William McDonough Monthly Mentions: August

01 September

Here’s a collection of some of the media mentions that William McDonough and his organizations have received in the last few weeks. brand-e | H&M, Puma turn to upcycling H&M collected 7.7 million pounds of clothing last year in a global recycling initiative launched with I:CO, the Switzerland-based fashion raw materials recycler… Forbes | With Operation […]

William McDonough Monthly Mentions: July

01 August

Here’s a collection of some of the media mentions that William McDonough and his organizations have received in the last few weeks. GreenBiz | GreenBiz 101: From trash to treasure, the elusive quest for zero waste In late June, high-tech company Eaton trumpeted the fact that 39 of its manufacturing facilities globally had reached a zero-waste-to-landfill […]

Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

25 July

by Jennifer Grayson, published on The Huffington Post July 25, 2014 Harnessing asteroids. Sending humans to Mars. NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission — at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth — may be the one it […]

Task Force to Clarify Reporting on Hazmats and Alternatives

16 July

By Bill Millard, published in Architectural Record July 16, 2014 Architects seeking safe, sustainable materials for their buildings have often had to operate in either an information vacuum or wade through an array of rating systems that can be burdensome and baffling. The complexity of supply chains sometimes means that no one is certain what […]

The McDonough Conversations: Who owns sustainability’s best ideas?

14 July

By Joel Makower Published July 14, 2014 on GreenBiz.com This is the latest installment in a regular series of conversations with William McDonough (@billmcdonough), designer, architect, author and entrepreneur. View previous columns here. Bill McDonough has long been at the forefront of sustainability-minded ideas and innovations, from green buildings to Cradle to Cradle product certification. Out of those two concepts alone have come […]

William McDonough Appointed by World Economic Forum to Chair Meta-Council on the Circular Economy

09 July

Charlottesville, Virginia (July 9, 2014) — The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum’s multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As […]

Institute Receives USGBC Grant to Support Safer Building Materials

09 July

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to collaborate with other leading Built Environment NGOs SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014  – The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, together with the Healthy Building Network, Health Product Declaration Collaborative, and Clean Production Action have announced a collaborative effort to further transparency and optimization of building product […]

Plasticity focuses on the next life of plastics

07 July

From Plastics News By Gayle S. Putrich, Published July 3, 2014 NEW YORK — More often than not, debates about end-of-life problems with plastic results in industry vs. environmentalist finger-pointing, stalemates — and no viable solutions. But not at the Plasticity Forum. The one-day event examining the future of plastic, held June 24 at Tribeca […]