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E-M:/ Re: William McDonough at MSU, Tuesday Nov. 28



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Enviro-Mich message from Terry Link <link@MAIL.LIB.MSU.EDU>
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The William McDonough address: “ The Role of Higher Education in Moving
Towards Sustainability” at MSU tomorrow night is open to the public. The
talk is in N100 Business Complex located on the NW corner of the
intersection of Bogue and Shaw Lane. Parking is available in a parking ramp
on Shaw just west of the Business Complex.


Contact:	Terry Link 355-1751			FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE


WORLD RENOWNED ECO-ARCHITECT KICKS OFF MSU SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

On Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00pm in N100 Business Complex, William
McDonough, president of the Institute for Sustainable Design, former Dean of
the Architecturel at the University of Virginia, and leading eco-designer
will give an address to launch Michigan State University’s new efforts at
transforming its campus into a sustainable model for higher education.
McDonough has been hailed by Time Magazine as a Hero of the Planet and
received countless awards including the Presidential Award for Sustainable
Development and Interior’s magazine Designer of the Year. He has taken
environmentally sensitive designs beyond well beyond traditional
architectural frameworks. His recent works include new structures for Nike,
The Gap, Oberlin College, Herman Miller, Environmental Defense Fund, and he
is currently engaged in redesigning the Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge River complex
into a more sustainable manufacturing complex. McDonough has partnered with
former German chemist, Dr. Michael Braungart, to create a new firm,
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry which helps companies implement
"eco-effective" design and commerce strategies.

McDonough is leading what he calls the Next Industrial Revolution as
depicted in a 1998 Atlantic Monthly article. McDonough’s visit to Michigan
State is to help launch MSU’s  Office of Campus Sustainability. The office
is funded in part through a successful U.S. EPA Sustainable Development
Challenge Grant. This lecture is the first of several planned for the year
that will bring leading environmental business leaders to campus to focus on
how sustainability can be economically advantageous while reducing the
negative impacts on the environment. The address is sponsored by the
University Committee for a Sustainable Campus, Bailey Scholars Program,
Resource Development, Physical Plant, Human Environment and Design, Building
and Construction Management Program, the Central Michigan Sustainable
Business Forum Project, and the Energy Office, Michigan Department of
Consumer and Industry Services. 




Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
525 S. Kedzie
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mi 48824
1-517-355-1751
1-517-432-9555(fax)
link@msu.edu
www.ecofoot.msu.edu

True Charity is not a measure of how much one gives, but rather how much one
has left....Anonymous

Be the change you want to see in life....M. Gandhi



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