I’m back on the train again, this time to Halifax to interview Nigel Stansfield of Interface for The Green Executive. Interface is definitely one of the greenest companies on the planet – and it is the biggest producer of modular carpet in the world. The company’s Chairman Ray Anderson is truly a green business pioneer and has written several books on the subject. I saw him speak a few years ago and he was inspirational. He’s on my list as a future entry on Green Gurus.
It’s been a busy week. I signed off the final proofs of The Three Secrets of Green Business (gulp!) and had to do four press interviews yesterday as Newcastle upon Tyne was declared to be the most sustainable city in the UK by Forum for the Future – when I’ve got my political hat on, I’m second in command of all things sustainable for the Council. A good day with some excellent press coverage. On top of that I’m scoping out new business opportunities for one client, developing another project around rural sustainability and working on The Green Executive. The new baby is invading my favoured 6am slot for this – normally the house is silent, but now I have to, sometimes literally, muck in with the little’un.
It’s all great fun!