Foundation News

The Solar Highway of the Future

As many of America’s asphalt and concrete roads crumble, solar pavement may offer a brighter future.

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Building a Sustainable ‘Highway of the Future’

Reprinted from Stateline

Just past the Alabama border, in a bit of rural Georgia filled with manufacturing plants and distribution warehouses, there’s an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 where new technologies are being tested for what could be a green highway of the future.

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Georgia Tech Professors Take the Carbon Reduction Challenge from Class to Co-op

Reprinted from Scheller News

The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is creating the next leaders to take on carbon reduction through an innovative co-curricular initiative launched in partnership with the College of Sciences and partially funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

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RayDay 2017 is October 15th at Serenbe

Tickets are now available for RayDay 2017

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Paul Hawken Premieres Drawdown at Foundation Event

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsored a private launch party and book signing for Drawdown on April 24th at Southface. More than 80 people attended the event and were treated to a personal introduction by Paul Hawken, who founded the Project Drawdown initiative and edited the book which premiered in mid-April.

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The Ray is Evolving as a Living Laboratory

The Ray is continuing its mission as a living laboratory through its ever-evolving projects and demonstrations. The last few months have seen a focus on “soft tech.”

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainability Unveils New Strategic Plan

In Fall 2016, the Center delineated three strategic sustainability themes to refine the focus and implementation of its 2016-2020 strategic plan. These themes represent key sustainability and business trends that also leverage core Center/Institute competencies: the Circular Economy, Carbon-Conscious Business, and Business/Community Engagement.

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Introducing Georgia Tech's Scheller Sustainability Fellows

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech's Schelller College of Business empowers students to become leaders in building a sustainable and prosperous future. The MBA Fellows program is an opportunity for those seeking a deeper engagement related to sustainability, beyond the Strategic Sustainability Concentration, the Innovating for Sustainability Immersive Track, and the Net Impact MBA Chapter.

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Georgia Tech Launches Carbon Reduction Challenge with NextGen Grant

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen has granted funds for Georgia Tech to add a carbon reduction challenge component into their internship and co-op programs.

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Combating Pollution with Bioswales

Georgia DOT and The Ray install 10 acres of native grasses and pollinator plants; decrease pollution

Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange. These areas, known as bioswales, are shallow drainage ditches filled with vegetation to slow water movements and capture particulate pollutants, heavy metals, rubber and oil during rainstorms.

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