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Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:43 PM
David Gottfried: Living a Green Life
Martin Flaherty on Podcast

David Gottfried's career path has taken a unique arc. He began his professional career as a developer in the 'go-go '80's,' chasing after money and the trappings of success. Then in the late 1980's, he had an epiphany that changed his life and influenced an entire industry. Realizing that a system was needed to codify and encourage environmental design, he founded the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Council.

David spoke with us about the green building movement and shared his thoughts on what he calls his second epiphany, Greening Your Life. It is an idea that enables us to assess how we live our lives, treat each other and behave towards our planet. Click here to listen


2 comments

Catherine howell - 12/22/2005 9:47:04 AM
This guy's comments about soul and the illusions of what defines success ought to be in every college business textbook. Powerful, moving, grounding information.

His story about needing to crash and burn in real estate in the '80s reminds me, though, how we often need a trauma -- health, career, near-death experience -- to make significant change in our lives and our values. How we get to a more spiritual, deeper-meaning point without one of those things is an interesting topic -- and one Worthwhile should address as much as possible, I think.

This is a good listen. I like these Podcasts. (Maybe make them a little shorter, though?)
Thanks, Catherine
Chris - 12/22/2005 8:22:55 AM
Wow. I have wondered about the green building movement for a while and who was behind it. Gottfried is an interesting guy. I'm not sure how greening your life actually works, but I'd like to learn more about it.

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