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Author of 'Confessions of a Radical Industrialist' to speak Feb. 1

Ray Anderson is known internationally for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability.

1/19/2010 1:07:56 PM


LYNCHBURG — Ray Anderson, author of “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist” and founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., will speak at Randolph College Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Anderson’s speech is part of Randolph College’s year-long emphasis on sustainable living.

Known in environmental circles for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability, Anderson was named one of “Time” magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.” A sought-after speaker for most large environmental forums and conferences, Anderson has been featured in documentaries such as “The Corporation” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour.”

His company Interface, Inc., is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet for commercial and residential applications and is a leading producer of commercial broadloom and commercial fabrics. Since 1995, Anderson has reduced Interface’s waste by a third and plans to make the company sustainable by 2020.

Anderson also helped create the 100-Day Action Plan for the Environment for President Barack Obama and is the author of Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model.”

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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