Sustainability

April 7, 2022

How Interface Works Alongside Partners to Accelerate Climate Action

This year, to commemorate Earth Month, we are focused on sharing best practices, lessons learned and what’s next on our Climate Take Back™ journey to reverse global warming. By sharing our goal to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040, we hope to encourage others to rethink their processes and products to create a positive…

November 5, 2021

The Circular Economy of Carbon: The Role of Bio-Based Materials

A term experiencing a resurgence in sustainability circles is “bio-based.” And it’s generating excitement for a good reason – bio-based products and materials have the potential to help us reverse global warming. The EPA defines bio-based materials as “products that mainly consist of a substance (or substances) derived from living matter and either occur naturally…

March 1, 2021

Building Momentum for Change

In 2020, Interface was one of 13 organizations honored with the United Nations Global Climate Action Award. Spearheaded by the Momentum for Change initiative at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the awards program showcases climate change leadership. We spoke with Momentum for Change Team Lead Sarah Marchildon to get her thoughts on the role of business in addressing climate change, the impact of COVID-19 on climate action, and what the UN hopes to accomplish through the Global Climate Action Awards program.

February 5, 2021

How Interface Aims to Reverse Global Warming – One Carpet Tile at a Time

Often technology-driven brands come to mind when people think of companies pledging to reduce or eliminate their carbon emissions. However, to really have an impact on the gigatons of annual emissions that contribute to global warming, businesses across a variety of industries—not just technology—need to go beyond pursuing carbon neutral and aim to develop carbon negative solutions.

December 7, 2020

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organizing your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cozy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

November 30, 2020

Ontario Association of Architects Meets Carbon Neutral Goals

Given its role as a regulator, promoter, and resource for Canadian architects in Ontario, it’s hardly surprising that the Ontario Association of Architects would want its Don Mills headquarters building in Toronto to meet the loftiest of sustainable standards. Originally designed by Toronto architect Ruth Cawker, who won a province-wide competition to create the building…