15 Aug '11, 4am

Biomimicry's Debt to Ray Anderson: Among the many achievements that Ray Anderson earned in his

Biomimicry's Debt to Ray Anderson: Among the many achievements that Ray Anderson earned in his

In noting the passing of Ray Anderson, the New York Times called him a "Carpet Innovator." Fair enough. The son of the southern working class who gained great success by his own sweat would accept that title graciously. But I don't. No, "Goodwill Ambassador" is the title I would give him, and not lightly. In those three embedded words seem to be the essence of this born-again environmentalist who changed the direction of an entire industry: the belief in doing good, the will to see it through, and the skills to convince the rest of us to follow ... or lead ourselves. Another American, a great American, had that title starting in 1956: Louis Armstrong. He was the exemplar of courage and consummate skill and he used those traits to show us that we ought to overcome our fears and love one another. Mr. Anderson was famous for starting many talks by having everyone in the audie...

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Ray Anderson Pointed the Way Forward: A tribute to the founder of Interface, a "radical industrialist."

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grist.org 12 Aug '11, 10pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Aug '11, 8pm

Ray C. Anderson, a leading green business advocate and founder of Interface , one of the world’s largest carpet manufactur...

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greentechmedia.com 09 Aug '11, 2am

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 ...

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

greenbiz.com 08 Aug '11, 9pm

What is there to say about Ray Anderson , the iconic and iconoclastic industrialist, who passed away today at age 77 after...

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greenbiz.com 10 Aug '11, 11pm

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Ray Anderson: Our Captain, Our Captain

Ray Anderson: Our Captain, Our Captain

triplepundit.com 12 Aug '11, 10am

For Ray was one of those rare individuals who somehow touched the core of what human-ness is all about – a blend of ambiti...

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care2.com 09 Aug '11, 6am

What a pity that this good man died relatively young (77y) while many nasty people continue their destructive activities! ...

Green Business Champion Ray Anderson Dies At 77

sustainablebusiness.com 09 Aug '11, 1pm

Renowned green business leader Ray Anderson died on Monday from cancer at the age of 77. Anderson founded the modular carp...

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mnn.com 09 Aug '11, 2am

Ray Anderson has been called the “greenest CEO in America” for his uncompromising advocacy of zero-waste manufacturing. In...

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

treehugger.com 08 Aug '11, 9pm

Image credit Celcias So many in the business world claim to be sustainable, but back in 2004 Ray Anderson of Interface sai...

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

Ray Anderson Leaves Legacy, 1934-2011

jetsongreen.com 09 Aug '11, 5am

It’s a sad day for environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders around the world. Ray Anderson, 77, chairman and...

Ray Anderson, Interface Chairman and Sustainabi...

environmentalleader.com 09 Aug '11, 3pm

My hero and mentor, Ray Anderson. Ray was an awesome inspiration to me and many others working in the realm of sustainabil...

A few notes on the singular legacy of Ray Anderson, sustainability pioneer

A few notes on the singular legacy of Ray Ander...

mnn.com 09 Aug '11, 9pm

This is the essence of the jump from an unsustainable system to a sustainable one, and it only happens when there is a who...

A green giant passes: Ray Anderson, sustainable-biz pioneer, dies at 77:

A green giant passes: Ray Anderson, sustainable...

grist.org 08 Aug '11, 10pm

Ray Anderson Photo: Interface Way back in the '90s, before every company under the sun wanted to be seen as green, Ray And...