McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry & Cradle to Cradle Certification
When Paul & I were invited to attend the MBDC Affiliate training a few months ago, we had no idea how much our lives, our world view & our business would be transformed.
In the first few weeks of us deciding to set afloat this unique business of providing access to the good stuff, namely Cradle to Cradle Certified® products, Paul knew that the day would come when he would have to fly across the ocean!
Paul's high environmental ethics & values around flight meant that he had not flown in an aeroplane for almost 10 years. Once we got off the call with Ken Alston, C.E.O of MBDC, he raised his eyebrows and said, "Looks like we must fly to Washington my friend!".
Within 2 weeks we had both arranged our Visas, bought tickets, booked a place off AirBnB and made arrangements to head off to the United States, Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of Cradle to Cradle accredited assessor, MBDC.
Paul, myself & Yannick our US partner arrived at the William McDonough & Partners Building for the training, Ken Alston( CEO), Jay Bolus(Certification Services President) & Howie Fendley(Director of Projects) proceeded the deep dive into what Cradle to Cradle Certification truly IS, and gosh, did we dive deep!
This system is totally game changing, we had some idea of how profound & rigorous the Certification process was, but we were duly amazed & dumbfounded at the science, chemistry, philosophy, insight & foresight the whole of the Cradle to Cradle system of certification & it's ultimate positive impact in the world.
We were mind boggled, mind altered & mind full when the MBDC team took us for a fantastic meal in the DownTown area of Charlottesville that Wednesday evening after we concluded our training! "Soo much to do, so much to do" Paul kept whispering in my ear.
Yes, there is much to do my friends, we have begun our Cradle to Cradle Marketplace venture and invite any one, any company, any entrepreneurs who are as excited about Cradle to Cradle as we are to engage with us and build the Marketplace in to an amazing platform for the sincere, delightful & abundant business of Cradle to Cradle activity!
"What does this Affiliation mean?" you ask. It simply means Paul & I here at Cradle to Cradle Marketplace can assist you as producer, manufacturer or supplier to initiate your product/s becoming Cradle to Cradle Certified® under guidance from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry & their fantastic team of Assessors & Material Scientists.
The Cradle to Cradle Protocols are in our opinion, one of thee most beneficial, responsible & enlightened ways to uplift mankind to providing better, safer & healthier products for human use. If you are interested in engaging with us to begin your Certification, feel free to drop us an e-mail.
In Service of the Greater Good!
Paul & Brendon