Issue 252: Summer 2014

In This Issue


Big Gift: Raymond Smith

Giving back to his alma mater.

Five Questions: Emily Abrams

She wants you to stop cooking the planet.

First Person:Laurie Davies Adams

Summer’s pesky flying insect may be nature’s secret weapon.


Giving Green

Our list comprises social entrepreneurs who are making it safer to cycle to work (Emily Brooke), putting big money behind sustainable fishing practices (Michael Bloomberg), and solutions to provide access to clean water (Matt Damon).

Green Designs

We showcase some of the latest and most interesting developments in sustainable architecture worldwide.


Cover Profile

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre

By Darren Gluckman

Move over, Styrofoam, see you later, Bubble Wrap. Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre’s Ecovative is the new (environmentally-friendly) kid in town.

Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi

By Julie Jacobs

Eco-conscious Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi find fast success with slow fashion.

Alice Waters

By Victoria DiPlacido

Q&A with Alice Waters

Eden Full

By Kimberly Greene

SunSaluter creator Eden Full talks about her invention, her Thiel Fellowship, and being a (Princeton) Tiger.

Bill McDonough

By Alanna Mager

The completely confusing, definitely inconsistent, refreshingly passionate life of Bill McDonough.

Yossi Leshem

By Victoria DiPlacido

A flight into the open sky with Yossi Leshem.

John Kluge Jr.

By Victoria Scrozzo

John Kluge Jr. is using his name and his enthusiasm to treat a topic that’s been too long taboo.

Marc Fenigstein

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The bike of tomorrow is here today.

Bjørn Lomborg

By Kimberly Greene

Bjørn Lomborg on the biggest environmental problem in the world. (Hint: It’s not climate change.)


  • Costume Institute Benefit at The Met
  • Rebels with a Cause Gala
  • FIDF Gala
  • SeriousFun Gala
  • A Night at Sardi’s
  • Celebrating Women Breakfast
  • Medal of Excellence Gala
  • The Milken Institute Global Conference

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