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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Achieving Net Positive Sustainability by Creating Handprints Bigger than Your Footprints

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All of us – companies, organizations, individuals and communities – are used to pursuing sustainability through reductions to our own footprints. Footprints are increasingly measured comprehensively (water, climate, health, ecosystems, waste – even social issues like forced labor) and increasingly across supply chains. Reducing our own footprint is the right place to start, but a tragic place to stop.  Handprints are the positive impacts we achieve in the world. With handprints larger than our footprints, we become Net Positive.  This interactive session will present and discuss Handprinting in depth, including practical case studies for companies, products, schools and people. 

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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →
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Gale Tedhams

Director, Products and Supply Chain Sustainability, Owens Corning
Gale Tedhams joined Owens Corning as an environmental engineer with a civil engineering degree from Michigan State University. Gale held numerous leadership roles across several businesses and functional areas of Owens Corning during her career. Gale currently is Director of Product and Supply Chain Sustainability for Owens Corning.  She is responsible for leading the company’s global sustainability strategy and Owens Corning’s... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom D Sheraton Hotel

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