"William McDonough and Michael Braungart have taken Cradle to Cradle certification into the public domain with the launch of the Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII). Until now, the data and processes behind the transformative C2C certification program were privately held by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). MBDC has donated their 20 years of C2C intellectual property rights to GPII in the hopes expanding it’s breadth and reach globally. You can read details about how GPII will structure delivery and assessment of the C2C protocols here and here.” - urban green council blog
"The LEED program, which awards points for incorporating eco-friendly material and practices into buildings’ design and construction, has led to a sea change in the industry, introducing environmental awareness into everything from regulatory processes to rents. But while the standard is well-intentioned, it is also greatly misunderstood. Put simply, a building’s LEED rating is more like a snapshot taken at its opening, not a promise of performance. Unless local, state and federal agencies do their part to ensure long-term compliance with the program’s ideals, it could end up putting a shiny green stamp on a generation of unsustainable buildings."
Good thoughts in this op-ed on ways to monitor a building in its operation and put incentive into making a building follow through with its green performance, not just green promise.
inspired by a piece i saw at juilliard. it would start off with a boy and a girl standing next to eachother with their eyes closed. simply dressed, their hands are covered in paint. they are both square to the audience and in anatomical position with their palms facing forward. they each take turns discovering the other while the others eyes are closed. taking turns. cat & mouse. mouse & cat. they move eachother where they want the other to go. playing a game of dress up or hide and go seek. painting their own picture on the other person. they are both moving to the rhythm of the song, but they hear it differently.
They don’t actually open their eyes at the same time and see eachother, or really dance with eachother until a gentle transition in the song at about 1:08 when the song carefully slows and there is a delicate progression.
it would tell the story of a reawakening and a rediscovery. a story of timing and trust.
Really cool idea… I can imagine it as you tell it.
I love this song, think I could listen to it over and over for hours.
Darlene Love, “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”
This morning two of the people I love best in the world got engaged. I was so excited I did a silly dance in the sun, big fat happy tears in my eyes.
Love is the greatest thing in the whole wide world. Nothing better, nope no sir.
I love you both!
It’s a wonderful day for love indeed!! My best friend called me happily sobbing! I’ve never been this close to someone getting engaged, and boy, is it a whirlwind of happiness and excitement and gleeeeeeee.
And Nora, little did either of you know last night that we were celebrating…:)