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The Best of Biology and Electrochemistry Produces Carbon Negative Chemicals

Anodyne Chemistries has created a new bioelectric manufacturing process to produce chemicals more efficiently and sustainably than the leading thermochemical process.

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Biomimicry Institute Announces 2024 Ray of Hope Accelerator Cohort

Meet 2024’s Top 10 Nature-Inspired Startups Working to Solve Crucial Environmental and Social Problems

The Biomimicry Institute today announced the 10 startups selected to participate in the transformational Ray of Hope Accelerator. The six-month accelerator is designed to propel nature-inspired startups towards commercialization through robust training, networking, $15,000 in non-dilutive funding and over $50,000 of in-kind services.

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Meet Eriqah Vincent, Host of the Georgia Climate Digest Video Series!

With the new Georgia Climate Digest Video Series, Drawdown Georgia will shine a light on some of the many Georgians who are working to bring climate solutions home. After all, exciting and inspiring work to scale climate solutions is in progress all across our state. This is your opportunity to get to know the people making it happen!

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Combatting Plastic Pollution: A New Nature-Inspired Solution

Scientists at Cellugy are pioneering the use of bacteria found in fermentation to produce cellulose at scale for cosmetics and personal care products. This natural substance not only offers a safe alternative to plastic-based ingredients but also boasts the ability to trap water, oil droplets, vitamins, and pigments, providing effective skincare solutions while reducing our reliance on harmful plastics.

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Climate Change-Resilient Corals Grow Up to 50x Faster Using This Natural Healing Process

Coral Vita grows climate change-resilient corals up to 50 times faster than in nature and restores dying reefs around the world.

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Webinar Recording Now Available: Building our Equitable EV Future

The recorded version of the Drawdown Georgia Webinar is now available: Building Our Equitable EV Future, featuring speakers from Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Clean Cities Georgia and EV Noire.

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Bright Idea: This Natural Glow Stick Doesn’t Pollute

Lux Bio invented an alternative to the toxic plastic wands that litter landfills and oceans.

Lux Bio, one of the 2023 Ray of Hope Finalists, was recently featured for their compostable glow sticks, which help keep toxic trash out of landfills and oceans.

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Be Sure to Check out our Latest Newsletter

Brightening Our Corner

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently published its May newsletter, featuring stories from the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Drawdown Georgia, The Ray, The Biomimicry Institute and more.

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Ray of Hope Finalist, Cellugy, raises €4,9M to replace petrochemicals in personal care products

2023 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Cellugy has raised €4,9M to replace petrochemicals in personal care products.

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Applications Now Open for 2025-26 Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grants

Letters of Introduction are now being accepted for the 2025-26 cohort of Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grants

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