Dr. Michael Braungart is hosting an international Cradle to Cradle Symposium at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., in San Francisco, May 24-25. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Braungart is one of the world’s leaders regarding how humans live and interact with ecosystems.

Leaders of government and industry will speak at the symposium about why Cradle to Cradle's design philosphies are both good for the environment and the economy. New C2C certifications will also be announced.

Speakers will also include: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Method cleaning products co-founder Adam Lowry, Aveda VP Earth and Community Care Chuck Bennett, I:CO CEO Stephan Wiegand, Vanderlande Industries CEO Michiel Peters, and C2C Products Innovation Institute President Bridgett Luther.

Dr. Braungart is founder of EPEA International Umweltforschung GmbH and co-founder of MBDC McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry in Charlottesville, Virginia. Braungart's work has been published in numerous journals on science, public affairs, design and environment in Europe and the US. For more information, visitc2ccertified.org.