Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 22, 2009

Bill McDonough speaking at TED Confrence in 2005. This is a quick edited version of his Cradle to Cradle speech.

We now celebrate Earth Day one day a year, but it's really a celebration that knows no boundaries. We should all be thinking about it every day. We do. In our capacity as a blog network, we do whatever we can to play an active part in supporting the environment and figuring out the changes we'll need to make to our life design in order to give a better world to our great grand children....

Today we're deciding where to allocate 1% of our 2008 revenues (not profits, revenues) in order to support those who work directly with the earth. You can be a part of this by clicking here. We've also recently invested more time and energy into our green home site, Re-Nest, and we urge you all to check it out.

Today, we're also hosting some videos:

Bill McDonough speaking at the Bioneers conference in 2000

Bill McDonough has been a big inspiration to us over the past fifteen years. Aside from books, movies and buildings, he's made some great speeches. Our favorite is called "A Boat for Thoreau" which has been turned into an article, but he has given variations on this speech for years. Above and below are videos and links to the best versions of this speech that we know. We urge you to check it out.

>> Bill McDonough speaks to the National Press Club in 2002
>> A Boat for Thoreau - full text online
>> A Boat for Thoreau - full text in a book online (page 297)

Here's the 20 minute/long version of the TED speech at top
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