Xavier's Brueggeman Center presents "Cradle to Cradle" dialogue with designer William McDonough

The event at Cintas' banquet center on Monday, Oct. 25, is free and open to the public | October 19, 2010

The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue presents an evening dialogue with renowned designer William McDonough on Monday, Oct. 25, on the Xavier campus. The event, “Cradle to Cradle—Designing a Hopeful Future with Inspiration from Living Systems,” is free of charge and open to the public. The presentation takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at Cintas.

McDonough’s work is based on inspiration he draws from regenerative living systems to envision an environmentally and economically intelligent future. He is the author of Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability and co-author with Michael Braungart of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.

McDonough is a consulting professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and is also the U.S. Chairman for the Board of Councilors of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. In 1996, he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, and Time magazine has twice recognized him as a “hero” for the environment.

McDonough is also the keynote speaker earlier in the day at an event recognizing Sustainability Day at Xavier. From 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, Xavier is presenting a lecture, opportunities for discussion and presentations about campus sustainability initiatives in Kennedy Hall in the Conaton Learning Commons.

Read more about the event or, for more information, please call 513-745-3922.