Foundation News

Lamar Donates Billboards to The Ray

Four new billboards now welcome visitors to The Ray, a “safer, cleaner, smarter highway.” This is thanks to a new partnership with Lamar, one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world.

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Foundation's NextGen Committee Grants $50,000 to Alliance for Climate Education

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $50,000 to the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) based on great results from a pilot program they funded early last year, to provide science-based climate education to students in rural Georgia and North Carolina. The new grant will enable ACE to greatly expand the program, with potential 80,000 students.

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The Ray: 18-mile stretch of road is a testbed for a "regenerative highway ecosystem"

Reprinted from Treehugger.com

What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."

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Infrastructure Opportunity: Solar Noise Barriers

The Ray reveals comprehensive research on renewable energy producing noise barriers

The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center, which recently released complimentary research.

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Let's Use the Right-of-Way in a Smarter Way

Reprinted from Mother Nature Network

Right-of-way farming joins a bevy of sustainable initiatives along the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway in Georgia.

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Serenbe Hosts 2018 Biophilic Leadership Summit, Sponsored By Interface

Those interested in learning how to implement sustainable, biophilic practices in their communities can do so at the 2018 Biophilic Leadership Summit, held at Serenbe. Along with The Biophilic Institute and Biophilic Cities, and sponsored by Interface, Serenbe will host the summit April 8-11, 2018.

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Kia Motors makes second annual co-sponsorship contribution to The Ray on Giving Tuesday

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) delivered a significant financial contribution to The Ray, Georgia’s living laboratory for transportation technology on Interstate 85, on Giving Tuesday. The $26,000 gift is the second installment of a three-year commitment for the WheelRight® tire safety station, installed in December of 2016 at the Georgia Visitor Information Center on The Ray at mile marker one.

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Farming on the Highway Shoulder

New Pilot Project on The Ray Presents Opportunity for Erosion Mitigation, Economic Opportunity and Carbon Reduction

This month, the The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation and The Land Institute have implemented a new pilot demonstration on the right-of-way: perennial wheat farming.

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Biomimicry Podcast Featured on Regen360

Beth Rattner Talks with David Gottfried

Beth Rattner, executive director of the Biomimicry Institute talks with David Gottfried about the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests from Fossil Fuel Investments

The trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (the Foundation) have announced that the Foundation’s investment portfolio is now fossil fuel free and divested of investments in oil, coal and gas companies.

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