Three years ago, Georgia named an 18-mile stretch of I-85 between LaGrange and West Point in honor of Ray Anderson, the founder of carpet manufacturer Interface who died in 2011. Anderson was the consummate corporate citizen whose decision to make his company carbon-neutral by 2020 spurred the rest of the industry to follow suit. To honor Anderson’s legacy, his family’s philanthropic foundation decided to turn that segment of interstate into the Ray: the country’s first “sustainable road,” which could become a model for roadways of the future.

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