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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Foundation has just published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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Climate & Change: Georgia's Climate Solutions

An Introduction to Drawdown Georgia

Tuesday, February 23rd, join Laura Flusche, executive director of Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), in conversation with Drawdown Georgia founding member John Lanier about how our state can--and IS--making a difference on climate change.

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From butterfly wings to shrimp claws: Mimicking nature on the nanoscale

Innovators look to biomimicry to address sustainability challenges. Can they harness green chemistry to get it right?

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Georgia DOT, UGA and The Ray Break Ground on Latest Meadow-Research Installation

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to announce Phase 2 of their meadow-research plantings on The Ray Highway, at the Exit 6 median alongside I-85’s northbound lanes. The purpose of the research is to establish innovative uses that beautify and improve the utilization of Georgia’s highway corridor.

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The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge is Now Open for Registration

The Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free, hands-on, project-based learning experience that provides classroom and informal educators with a new framework to introduce biomimicry and an interdisciplinary approach to science and environmental literacy.

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Translating a Global Emission-Reduction Framework for Subnational Climate Action: A Case Study from the State of Georgia

Reprinted from Environmental Management

Phase One findings from the Drawdown Georgia Research Team have been published in Environmental Management.

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Moving the Needle: Engaging College Students on Climate Solutions

The MoveTheNeedle Project’s mission is first to educate those who are passionate about carbon and climate. The next generation of leaders will be critical in shaping decisions—some of them are already in positions of influence.

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Why Ikea just bought an 11,000-acre forest in Georgia

Reprinted from Fast Company

In southeast Georgia, a forest covering nearly 11,000 acres was at risk of being split up and developed. But a conservation organization acquired the land to protect it—and Ikea’s parent company, Ingka Group, just bought it under a contract that will continue to protect the local ecosystem.

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How Biden's Climate Policies May Affect Georgia

Drawdown Georgia Team Members Interviewed by WABE

While the Paris agreement might feel pretty distant, other climate policies the Biden administration may roll out could have more on-the-ground effects here in Georgia.

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The Ray and Southwire Announce Partnership to Enhance Energy & Highway Infrastructure

Southwire recently made a $10,000 match contribution issued to The Ray for Georgia Gives Day. Southwire’s donation launched a larger, ongoing partnership between the two Georgia-based organizations to continue their sustainability goals and find innovative solutions to power our nation’s transmission grid and distribution of renewable energy.

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