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How the nanostructure of a butterfly wing inspired a better way to purify air

Biomimicry Institute

Metalmark addresses the global air pollution crisis by turning contaminated fumes into breathable air. Inspired by the structural coloration, aerodynamics, strength, lightness, and water repellency of butterfly wings, they are creating high-performance catalytic materials that can purify both indoor and outdoor air.

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Drawdown Georgia Launch Week Recap

Drawdown Georgia officially launched on October 17, with a week of celebration and conversation that brought communities across Georgia to the table to talk about how we can accelerate climate solutions that will bring us to Drawdown, that point in the future when emissions begin to decline.

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The Ray Leads the Way in Right-of-Way Solar Energy

The Ray has partnered with the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas, Austin to create the nation’s first-ever solar mapping tool!

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Drawdown Georgia Names Leadership Council Co-Chairs Jasmine Crowe, Roy Richards, Jr., and Nathaniel Smith to Lead New Climate Solutions Effort

Launched last month, Drawdown Georgia -- the first state-centered effort to crowdsolve for climate change -- today announced the formation of a Leadership Council. Chaired by Jasmine Crowe, founder and CEO of Goodr, Inc., Roy Richards, Jr., chairman of the board for Southwire, and Nathaniel Smith, founder and chief equity officer of Partnership for Southern Equity, the Leadership Council will help guide and advance the effort to scale the 20 climate solutions identified as having the most potential to reverse climate change in Georgia in coming years.

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Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Helicoid Industries Designs with Inspiration from Mantis Shrimp

Helicoid is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

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Dr. Marilyn Brown is featured on GIPL's "Coffee & Something Stronger" Video Podcast

Dr. Marilyn Black of Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy was recently interviewed by Codi Norred at GIPL regarding the research behind Drawdown Georgia

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Dr. Marshall Shepherd is featured on GIPL's "Coffee and Something Stronger" Video Podcast

Dr. Marshall Shepherd who serves on the leadership team for Drawdown Georgia, discusses the launch of Drawdown Georgia.

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John Lanier is featured on GIPL's "Coffee and Something Stronger" Video Podcast

John Lanier discusses how Ray's legacy leads to Drawdown Georgia

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Seeking the top Nature-Inspired Startup for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

Applications are now open for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are due December 4, 2020.

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Biomimicry Fireside Chat: "The Full (Eco)System Approach: Integrating Biomimicry into Soil Regeneration"

A candid conversation on the amazing complexities of soil ecosystems and how we can restore Earth’s natural balance by using the biomimicry lens at every design table.

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