09 Aug '11, 2am

We lost a good one: Ray Anderson, noted environmentalist, passes away at 77

Ray Anderson has been called the “greenest CEO in America” for his uncompromising advocacy of zero-waste manufacturing. In the 1990s — after his now well-known epiphany over industry’s impact on the environment — he reorganized the Fortune 500 company that he’d founded around the principles of the “Natural Step” manufacturing philosophy. Interface enjoyed healthy growth over the next decade and a half. At the same time, the company cut waste and pollution (by more than half, according to most measures) and claims to be on track to eliminating its waste and pollution by 2020. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The transition gave Anderson a dramatic story to tell as he made his own transition from day-to-day operation of the company to enviro...

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RIP Ray Anderson, Green Business Icon | Care2 C...

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-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...

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...

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...

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...

The loss of a true sustainability pioneer : #In...

businessgreen.com 09 Aug '11, 1pm

Ray Anderson, founder of Interface and one of the leading lights of the green business movement, has died at age 77, follo...

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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 ...

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

Biomimicry's Debt to Ray Anderson: Among the ma...

greenbiz.com 15 Aug '11, 4am

In noting the passing of Ray Anderson, the New York Times called him a "Carpet Innovator." Fair enough. The son of the sou...