08 Aug '11, 10pm

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

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

Ray Anderson Photo: Interface Way back in the '90s, before every company under the sun wanted to be seen as green, Ray Anderson started trying to make his business truly sustainable. Not we-buy-carbon-offsets sustainable or look-at-our-recycled-packaging sustainable, but real-deal sustainable. In 1994, his world was rocked by reading Paul Hawken's book The Ecology of Commerce , an experience Anderson described as being hit with a "spear in the chest." The book pinpointed business and industry as the biggest force for environmental destruction, but also the most potentially powerful force for positive change. It forced Anderson to recognize himself as a "plunderer of the earth" and inspired him to embark on a multi-step process to become "a recovering plunderer." Under his leadership, the carpet company he founded in the 1970s, Interface , set forth on "Mission Zero" -- aim...

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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...

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

Ray Anderson of Interface dead at 77 I

treehugger.com 08 Aug '11, 9pm

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mnn.com 09 Aug '11, 2am

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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...

Green-biz pioneer Ray Anderson died today. Sad to lose such a visionary leader. Here's a Q&A I did with him in 2009:

Green-biz pioneer Ray Anderson died today. Sad ...

grist.org 08 Aug '11, 8pm

They will either do it or be superseded by those who do. The industrial system that operates today is undermining the basi...

Ray Anderson: 1934-2011 via @greentechmedia

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, 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...

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...

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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! ...

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 Magnate's Green Epiphany: Before Ray Anderson embraced sustainabiility, "behaving in ways which are responsibl...

A Magnate's Green Epiphany: Before Ray Anderson...

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...

Sustainable Industries remembers "Radical Industrialist" Ray Anderson, including his powerful May 2009 speech in SF:

Sustainable Industries remembers "Radical Indus...

sustainableindustries.com 09 Aug '11, 11pm

“By my own definition, I am a plunderer of the earth and a thief — today, a legal thief,” Ray would later write in his 199...

Ray Anderson

greenbiz.com 12 Aug '11, 1am

The following eulogy was delivered at the memorial service honoring Ray Anderson, held today in Atlanta, and reprinted wit...

Make sure to read Paul Hawken's stirring eulogy...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Aug '11, 2am

We, who were so fortunate to know Ray Anderson, were in awe. He was many people, a father, executive, colleague, brother, ...

What others are saying about Ray Anderson: Amor...

greenbiz.com 10 Aug '11, 11pm

Everyone, it seems, has a Ray Anderson story. Everyone, it seems, has interviewed, worked with, or otherwise engaged with ...