Interview with Harvard’s Gregory Norris on ‘Handprints’ (Archive)

Mar 7, 2019 | Buildings as Climate Solutions

Originally Published March 7, 2019

KDHX Earthworms gets in touch with Handprints: Dr. Gregory Norris shares this powerfully encouraging idea with host Jean Ponzi.

A lot of enviro-info dis-credits our human species for the impacts of our “footprints” on Earth’s systems, and on beings other than ourselves.

Scientist and public health advocate Greg Norris was inspired, while working with Life Cycle Analyses, to look up from Footprints and focus on the human part that can collaborate, create and restore. “Handprinting” has become a vehicle to encourage and measure our capacity to be a benefit on Earth.

Beneficial actions – and the ripples of influence they create – can now be measured through a key piece of Norris’ work-in-progress, the app

This tool and idea aim to ensure that Earth is better off because of human beings, than without us.

Gregory Norris will present “Handprints and Footprints” in St. Louis on Tuesday evening, March 12 for the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter


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