Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - November

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - November



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I had the best wing-woman a person could hope for.  Dianne Dillon-Ridgley is a rock star, a long-time environmental activist, and a dear friend of Ray’s, and I got to sit next to her.  Take that, world.

The location was pretty amazing.  We were sitting on about the 10-yard line of the Superdome, a place from which Drew Brees has thrown many a touchdown pass for the New Orleans Saints.  I’ll admit it – I dreamed of running a fade route to the corner and having him lob a ball up for me.  But Brees wasn’t there, and football wasn’t the day’s occasion.

Dianne and I were there for something more important.  That day was the beginning of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual event Greenbuild, and the Superdome was hosting the Opening Plenary session.  And this was a special Opening Plenary.

Dianne and I were giddy about the person we were about to hear speak.  She even whispered to me right before with a big smile on her face, “You just know he is going to mention Ray at some point.”  The “he” was our friend and Ray’s hero, Paul Hawken.  And Dianne was right, he did mention Ray.

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