Congrats to the Lifecycle Building Center

The Lifecycle Building Center has a permanent home, and I’m sure that Shannon, Adam and the whole team are feeling a sense of pride. Given their hard work the last several years, they deserve this moment.

At the end of June 2012, a chapter of my life closed and a new one began. It wasn’t a dramatic change. We aren’t talking a John Grisham novel where a bombshell goes off at the end of a chapter and you, the reader, are left incapable of putting the book down. Heck, if you know me, you’d probably say that my life’s story would read more like a textbook than a novel. Still, that month began a new chapter in my life that can best be entitled, “Homeownership.”

I was fortunate to be in the position of buying a home in the first place. The effects of 2008’s global economic meltdown (that’s the technical term, right?) lingered in the housing market for years, leaving prices still severely depressed in 2012. Fortunately, that was the year I was able to enter the market, making my timing extraordinarily good as a result of my simple dumb luck.

I distinctly remember two feelings the day I became a homeowner. First, I remember feeling like I was punched in the gut when my down-payment left my checking account. Even affordable homes are far from inexpensive, after all. A great deal on a television runs you a few hundred bucks, but a great deal on a home is a different thing entirely. Down payments on those are still big numbers.

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NextGen Grants $12,500 to Bring the Grants to Green® Model to Western North Carolina

$12,500 Grant to Western North Carolina Green Building Council

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee has matched a $12,500 grant from the Kendeda Fund to the Western North Carolina Green Building Council (“WNCGBC”) to restart their Appalachian Offsets program.

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The Ray and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia to Bring State-of-the-Art Technology to West Point Visitor Center

Investing in highway safety and pollution reduction

The Ray and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) today announced plans to install a state-of-the-art tire pressure and tread depth measurement system at the Georgia DOT “Visitor Information Center” (VIC) in West Point, Georgia, at mile marker one of The Ray, near the Georgia-Alabama state line.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Commits $500,000 to Project Drawdown

Amplifying Existing, Commonly Available, Scientifically Proven Climate Change Solutions

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to Project Drawdown, a global initiative based on meticulous research and subsequent traditional and online publications that analyzes how and when we can reverse global warming.

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New Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens

Looking to nature to solve pressing climate change issues; crowdsourcing nature-inspired solutions to climate change

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change.

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