People Will Come

We built the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. But we didn’t know if teams would enter. We didn’t know if their ideas would be as innovative and impactful as we hoped, as we need. We didn’t know if “people would come.”

James Earl Jones was right. I mean, of course he was. He’s James Earl Jones. If I ever met James Earl Jones and he told me direct exposure of sunlight to my retina is a good thing, I might throw my sunglasses away.

When was he right, you ask? Well…always. But I’m specifically referring to his “People Will Come” monologue as Terrance Mann in the movie Field of Dreams.

Maybe you know the scene (or you can click here to see it). For most of the movie, Terrance Mann has been an ornery curmudgeon. But right at the moment that Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner, because this is a baseball movie and he is in EVERY baseball movie) is about to sign over his farm and magic baseball field, James Earl Jones begins to speak.

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John Picard Wins USGBC Leadership Award

John Picard is Honored with 2016 USGBC Leadership Award

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Pollinator Garden is on The Ray

Team members of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) joined the Georgia Department of Transportation, The Ray, Georgia Conservancy and the Chattahoochee Nature Center to install a 7,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center along Interstate 85 in West Point. Team members transplanted more than 2,000 pollinator plants in all.

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Georgia Welcome Center to receive pollinator garden this Saturday

Kia employees volunteer for next phase of The Ray on Interstate 85 in West Point

A group effort of a number of prominent Georgia entities will not only benefit a popular state welcome center, but will also highlight a travel corridor poised to become the world’s most sustainable highway. The Georgia Conservancy, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray and the Chattahoochee Nature Center will all use shovels and work gloves on September 17 to install a 7,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) on Interstate 85 in West Point. The pollinator garden will be the first installed at any Georgia DOT facility.

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Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Innovative Right-of-Way Solar Project along The Ray in Troup County

Ray Anderson’s legacy creates a “living lab” for sustainable infrastructure

The Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) approved the installation of one megawatt of solar generation in the right-of-way along Interstate 85 in Troup County, Ga., during a hearing on the Georgia Power Company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The motion was proposed by Commissioner Tim Echols of the GPSC and passed at two separate administrative sessions on July 28th and September 8th. Votes were 4-1 and 3-2 respectively.

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