Foundation News

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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Kia Motors Manufacturing and The Ray Pollinator Garden Video

Check out this video, taken when The Ray, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Georgia Deparment of Transportation, The Georgia Conservancy and Chattahoochee Nature Center got together to plant a 7,000 sq ft native species pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center in West Point, GA

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RayDay Embraces Path to Waste Reduction

Case Study on a Zero Food Waste Event

RayDay event producers embarked on a waste reduction journey with Ei Partners, in 2015 and 2016, and share some highlights and lessons learned.

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The Ray Unveils Two New Transportation Technologies - Both Firsts in the U.S.

The Ray and its partners announce the installation and unveiling of two innovative transportation technologies: The Wattway Solar Roadway and WheelRight Tire Pressure and Tread Depth Management Systems. Demonstration projects open to the public on The Ray at Georgia Visitor Information Center on I-85 in West Point, GA

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Georgia officials hope to reap rewards of renewable energy with solar highway project

Republished from Joe Ripley's WRBL Story

The Ray and other partners are hard at work preparing for the unveiling of two new transportation infrastructure demonstrations on December 20th at the Georgia Visitor Information Center on I-85 in West Point, GA

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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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