Foundation News

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector.

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature.

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Family of Interface founder Ray Anderson carrying on his environmental mission

Reprinted from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

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Nature-inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that enables foresters to plant more trees in less time.

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This year, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business celebrates its fifth anniversary. It launched in 2013 as the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability with funding from the Foundation and others, and in January 2015 the Foundation made a $5 million commitment. It was then renamed for Ray C. Anderson.

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Showcasing New Ways to Solve Climate Change, Inspired by Nature

Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

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EV Drivers Invited to Participate in EV Caravan to RayDay 2018

EV drivers who plan to attend RayDay 2018 are invited to take part in an EV Caravan with The Ray, Clean Cities Atlanta, and the EV Club of the South. It is an official National Drive Electric Week Event.

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Carbon Reduction Challenge awards top prize to Chick-Fil-A Intern

A Georgia Tech undergraduate student teamed up with Chick-Fil-A staff over the summer to reduce millions of pounds of heat-trapping greenhouse gases while delivering significant cost savings.

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Nation’s 1st Pollinator-Friendly Right-of-Way Solar Project Comes To Georgia

The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

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The Ray Wants You to Get Involved!

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