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November 8, 2020

Présentation d'Andrew Himes

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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 Journée de la construction intelligente au carbone, 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 L'épée du Seigneur : les racines du fondamentalisme dans une famille américaine and was producer/author of the 2004 documentary Les voix en temps de guerre.

par Andrew Himes

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.

Lorsque vous recherchez sur le Web «impact collectif», vous apprenez que impact collectif «Rassemble les gens, de manière structurée, pour réaliser un changement social. Cela commence par un programme commun. Il établit une mesure partagée. Il favorise des activités qui se renforcent mutuellement. Il encourage une communication continue. Et il a une solide épine dorsale. »

Ce n'est pas une idée nouvelle ou particulièrement compliquée. Cela signifie simplement que vous invitez tous ceux qui revendiquent un objectif commun à s'unir dans une action commune. Cela signifie que le vrai changement social est une question d'équité, de partage et de collaboration. Le changement social consiste à bien écouter et à offrir votre passion, vos ressources, votre énergie et votre expertise pour atteindre un avenir que vous ne pourriez pas atteindre sans alliés et amis.

L'impact collectif a été la méthodologie de base et le cadre stratégique de tous les grands mouvements de changement social de l'histoire des États-Unis, de la lutte pour mettre fin à l'esclavage à la lutte pour le droit de vote des femmes, du mouvement des droits civiques des années 50 et 60 à nos efforts actuels relever le défi climatique dans le contexte des inégalités économiques et du racisme structurel.

Notre mission est d'éliminer le carbone incarné dans les bâtiments et les infrastructures en inspirant l'innovation et en stimulant le changement par une action collective. Mais ce n'est pas la mission d'un petit groupe de personnes à l'Université de Washington. C'est votre travail et le nôtre, un but et un but revendiqués et partagés par des amis du monde entier qui travaillent pour créer une planète qui fonctionne pour tous.

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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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