We are delighted to partner with Go Green Reads on a Virtual Discussion. This month's selection is Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart.
Copies are available at The Book Stall! This free event will be held via Zoom. To register, please CLICK HERE. You will receive a link and log-in information.
About the Book: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things presents an integration of design and science that provides enduring benefits for society from safe materials, water and energy in circular economies and eliminates the concept of waste. The book puts forward a design framework characterized by three principles derived from nature: everthing is a resource for something else, use clean and renewable energy, and celebrate diversity. Rather than seeking to minimize the harm we inflict, Cradle to Cradle reframes design as a positive, regenerative force—one that creates footprints to delight in, not lament. This paradigm shift reveals opportunities to improve quality, increase value and spur innovation. It inspires us to constantly seek improvement in our designs, and to share our discoveries with others.
About the Authors: William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development and advises commercial and governmental leaders worldwide through McDonough Innovation. He is also active with William McDonough + Partners, his architecture practice located in Charlottesville, VA, as well as MBDC, the Cradle to Cradle consulting firm. He was commissioned in 1992 to write The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability as guidelines for the City of Hannover's EXPO 2000, still recognized two decades after publication as a touchstone of sustainable design.
Dr. Michael Braungart is the founder and scientific CEO of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency in Hamburg. He is also co-founder and scientific head of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry in Charlottesville, Virginia. Michael Braungart is the co-author of Hannover Principles of Design: Design for Sustainability and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance.
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A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism