Foundation News

Announcing the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize® Finalists

The Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the nine finalist teams competing for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize. These cutting-edge startups are advancing nature-inspired solutions that address a wide range of problems. From eliminating toxic paints and dyes, to providing a new, regenerative approach to marine infrastructure, these game-changing companies are providing a ray of hope in the world today.

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Foundation Awards $2500 Grant to University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute on Behalf of Wendell Hadden, winner of the 2020 Ray C. Anderson Sustainability Award

Interface Matches the Grant, Bringing it to $5000

Wendell Hadden of Interface, winner of the Ray C. Anderson Sustainability Award has chosen for $2500 to be donated by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, in his honor, to the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute (UNHSI) for its Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP). Interface has matched the grant, bringing the total donation to $5000.

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NextGen Committee Issues Call for Proposals for 2021 Grant

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for one $100,000 grant to fund work in the 2021 calendar year for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming.

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New Dates for Greenprints 2020

Greenprints 2020 is rescheduled for June 3-4

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The Ray’s Highway of The Future Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

AEM brings The Ray to life in Las Vegas March 10-14

From March 10th through the 14th, The Ray is partnering with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to bring The Ray to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, North America’s largest construction trade show, in Las Vegas. CONEXPO-CON/AGG features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in utilities and every aspect of construction.

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Georgia DOT, UGA and The Ray Test Alternatives to Traditional Land Management Strategies on I-85

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray, and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to provide a major update to the living vegetative lab spanning the diamond interchanges at Exit 6 on Interstate-85.

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Agroforestry land restoration technique improves food security in Honduras

Reprinted from Forests News

Five years ago, farmer Damas Nunez had reached a point of economic desperation. He had decided his best option to feed his family was to flee north to the United States from Honduras, despite the risks involved. He made a farewell visit to a friend with a farm in the upper Cangrejal Valley and was astounded to see a beautiful crop of corn and a large stack of firewood, plentiful enough to last a year.

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Seeking to Leave Honduras, A Desperate Man Instead Learns How to Revitalize His Farm & Restore the Environment

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Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary agroforestry system of Inga alley-cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families

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Marilyn Brown Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Marilyn Brown, of Georgia Tech, who serves on several initiatives the Foundation has funded, including Georgia Drawdown and the Georgia Climate Project, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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What's Causing Drinking Water from Lake Lanier to Smell?

Reprinted from 11-Alive News

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