09 Aug '11, 2am

Ray Anderson: 1934-2011 via @greentechmedia

I never heard of Ray Anderson the first time I went to cover one of his speeches at a conference. But after a few minutes of listening to him, he became a hero. Anderson—as many of you probably know—became an unlikely, and influential, figure for the renewable movement. He built Interface, a carpet manufacturer based in Georgia, into a multibillion dollar business over several decades. Then, an employee asked what Interface planned to do for the environment. Anderson huddled with executives and handlers and wondered what to serve up as a reply: we comply with all laws; we have never been convicted, etc. While preparing the canned response, someone gave him Paul Hawken’s book The Ecology of Commerce that detailed how civilization could destroy itself through depredation of natural resources. “It hit me like a spear in the chest,” Anderson told me. After reading the book, An...

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