Hello All –

I’ve noticed that there’s quite a bit of conversation at HAPPEN relating to renewable energy. I think we also need to be looking at how we can authentically change manufacturing and distribution processes to be sustainable. If you’re also interested in this, consider an opportunity to hear Heather Reisman interview Ray Anderson at the Bay/Bloor Indigo on Wed. Oct. 21 at 7:00. http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/storeLocator/storeDetails/280

For the record I’ve pinched the publisher’s profile from the Chapter’s/Indigo website:

"America's greenest CEO" and the hero from the award-winning documentary The Corporation makes the urgent, compelling case that sustainable business pays.

His story is now legend. In 1994, after reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken, Ray Anderson felt a "spear in the chest": the founder of Interface, Inc., a billion-dollar carpeting manufacturer, realized that his company was plundering the environment and he needed to steer it on a new course. Since then, Interface has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 82%, and the goal is to reach zero environmental footprint by 2020. Thoughtful and winning, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist shows how Anderson revolutionized his company, in the process bringing costs down, improving quality, making it one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" - and driving up profits."

Cheers, Happy Hunting,
Leslie Rogers