Thursday, 28 January 2010

Here’s some good news

Ray Anderson is founder and chairman of Interface Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet for commercial and residential applications and a leading producer of commercial broadloom and commercial fabrics. He is known in environmental circles for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability. It didn’t used to be that way until he had an “epiphany” in 1994 when he read The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken, who argues that the industrial system is destroying the planet and only industry leaders are powerful enough to stop it. This video is just Ray explaining himself with a short section where he addresses fellow “plunderers”. 

Sustainability is not just a lifestyle choice for those who feel that way, while all those who don’t carry on regardless. It’s something that everyone has to learn about and do whether they are individuals or giant corporations or governments – anything else is just irresponsible.

“Oh brave new world that hath such people in it, denied the right to stick their own foot in it”  - P.L.


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