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8. November 2020

Wir stellen Andrew Himes vor

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Andrew Himes is Director of Collective Impact at the Life Cycle Lab at the University of Washington, working on collective impact initiatives to reduce embodied carbon emissions in built environments, including building materials, design, construction, and retrofits. He hosts the NGO/Government Roundtable on Embodied Carbon, explores opportunities for collective action to reduce embodied carbon, and manages strategic communications. In 2018, he was coordinator of Carbon Smart Building Day, a conference affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit focused on transforming the global building industry to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In 1987 Himes was founding editor of MacTech, still today the leading Apple technology journal, then co-founded the Microsoft Developer Network and led the first web development project at Microsoft in the early 90s. Himes was founding executive director for Charter for Compassion International. He is the author of Das Schwert des Herrn: Die Wurzeln des Fundamentalismus in einer amerikanischen Familie and was producer/author of the 2004 documentary Stimmen in Kriegszeiten.

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In October 2020 I happily joined the Carbon Leadership Forum staff in a new permanent position as Director of Collective Impact. Some of you may know that I have worked with Kate and the Carbon Leadership Forum for a few years now, first as a volunteer, then in a part-time and temporary position, and now as a full-timer.

In 2017 I helped CLF develop a roadmap to identify key actions needed across the industry to decarbonize construction and materials. In 2018, I coordinated Carbon Smart Building Day at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to help the industry unite on a common vision and purpose to radically reduce both operational carbon and embodied carbon. In 2019 I helped develop a communications plan to support the launch of the EC3 tool, helped convene the first meeting of CLF’s NGO/Government Roundtable on Embodied Carbon, and developed a CRM database to manage CLF’s growing network of professionals, companies, partners, communications, and projects. In 2020, I developed the online CLF Community and implemented the CLF’s new website and monthly newsletters.

Wenn Sie im Internet nach „kollektiven Auswirkungen“ suchen, lernen Sie dies kollektive Wirkung „Bringt Menschen strukturiert zusammen, um sozialen Wandel zu erreichen. Es beginnt mit einer gemeinsamen Agenda. Es wird eine gemeinsame Messung eingerichtet. Es fördert sich gegenseitig verstärkende Aktivitäten. Es fördert die kontinuierliche Kommunikation. Und es hat ein starkes Rückgrat. “

Dies ist keine neue oder besonders komplizierte Idee. Es bedeutet nur, dass Sie alle, die einen gemeinsamen Zweck beanspruchen, einladen, sich zu einer gemeinsamen Aktion zusammenzuschließen. Es bedeutet, dass es bei einem echten sozialen Wandel um Gerechtigkeit, Teilen und Zusammenarbeit geht. Beim sozialen Wandel geht es darum, gut zuzuhören und Ihre Leidenschaft, Ressourcen, Energie und Ihr Fachwissen anzubieten, um eine Zukunft zu erreichen, die Sie ohne Verbündete und Freunde unmöglich erreichen könnten.

Die kollektive Wirkung war die Kernmethode und der strategische Rahmen für alle wichtigen Bewegungen des sozialen Wandels in der Geschichte der USA, vom Kampf um die Beendigung der Sklaverei bis zum Kampf für das Wahlrecht der Frauen, von der Bürgerrechtsbewegung der 50er und 60er Jahre bis zu unseren derzeitigen Bemühungen um Bewältigung der Klimaherausforderung im Kontext wirtschaftlicher Ungleichheit und strukturellen Rassismus.

Unsere Mission ist es, verkörperten Kohlenstoff in Gebäuden und Infrastrukturen zu eliminieren, indem wir Innovationen anregen und durch kollektives Handeln Veränderungen vorantreiben. Aber es ist nicht die Mission einer kleinen Gruppe von Menschen an der University of Washington. Es ist Ihre und unsere Arbeit, ein Ziel und Zweck, das von Freunden auf der ganzen Welt beansprucht und geteilt wird, um einen Planeten zu schaffen, der für alle funktioniert.

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You may have never heard the term “collective impact initiative” until now. But it is a strategy for creating change as well as a core philosophy that shapes everything we do. A few years ago – on November 7th, 2017 — at a CLF planning meeting at Greenbuild in Boston I heard Kate Simonen articulate collective impact in three simple, memorable words: “Farther, faster, together.” That day, I wrote down those words on a piece of paper and when I got home to Seattle, I taped it to the wall of my office.

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