Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will be among the luminaries honoring William McDonough at a fundraising gala for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, Calif. The gala is being held during the week San Francisco hosts Greenbuild.
The purpose of the event is to honor William McDonough and support the nonprofit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to create a world with safe and healthy products. McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development. Along with Dr. Michael Braungart, he is the coauthor of the landmark book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Tickets are available online.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a nonprofit organization co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, based on 30 years of work with industry. Its mission is to bring about a large-scale transformation in the way we make things. Through Cradle to Cradle certification, the institute provides a continuous improvement quality standard to guide product manufacturers and designers toward making safe and healthy products.