Foundation News

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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New Innovations on The Ray Put Global Spotlight on Georgia

Solar Roadway and Drive-Over Tire Pressure Safety Measurement are Firsts in the U.S.

The last few weeks of 2016 brought lots of excitement to The Ray team as they saw two international pilot innovation projects unfold at the Georgia Visitor Information Center at the Georgia/Alabama state line.

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Georgia Historical Society Announces the Collection of Environmental Visionary Ray C. Anderson Now Open For Research

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research at the GHS Research Center in Savannah and online through the GHS online finding aids. The collection was donated to GHS by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. in late 2015.

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Ray's Story Featured in History Piece in Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine

Ray's story is a history feature in Georgia Tech's Alumni Magazine (Volume 92 - Winter 2016)

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