New York, NY, March 25, 2013 -- The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has formed a partnership with Interface, Inc. "to accelerate the development of restorative solutions to the most critical issues facing humanity."
“Although they never met, the synergy between the lives and legacies of Buckminster Fuller and (Interface founder) Ray Anderson is extraordinary,” said Elizabeth Thompson, executive director of BFI.
“It is only fitting that those of us charged with continuing their work partner and collaborate, and we are pleased to make Interface our first corporate sponsor for that reason.”
Interface is a sponsor of the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, with the intention of investing for the duration of the Challenge’s current five-year cycle.
This year, Interface has committed a $100,000 program support sponsorship in an agreement that will ultimately result in a finalist or group of finalists from the Buckminster Fuller Challenge having the opportunity to engage with the sustainability, co-innovation and/or R&D teams at Interface to vet and
hone their solutions.