Foundation News

Brightening Our Corner - May 2022 Newsletter

Ray always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute

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Equity as a Compass for Taking Action on Climate

A Drawdown Georgia Event

In a recent conversation at The Carter Center, Nathaniel Smith, co-chair of the Drawdown Georgia Leadership Council and chief equity officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity, and John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, unpacked how Drawdown Georgia centers Beyond Carbon considerations like equity and public health at the heart of the movement, not as ideas that would simply be “nice to have."

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John Lanier is Interviewed on The Good Works Show

John Lanier was recently interviewed on The Good Works Show, hosted by Goodwill of North Georgia. He talked about the increasingly important role that climate change has taken in the Foundation's work

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Marilyn Brown Tapped as First Woman to Receive Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award at Georgia Tech

Marilyn Brown is the 2022 recipient of the highest honor given to a Georgia Tech professor, the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award.

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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Circular Economy in the Plastics and Food Industry

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to attend their Circular Economy Panel on May 10th; the next installment in the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. The conversation will center on Circular Economy in the Plastics and Food Industry.

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The Ray and Geotab fleet electrification study supports interstate EV infrastructure development

Findings from The Ray and Geotab Inc.’s fleet electrification analysis, announced today, showcase data-driven analysis of truck movement patterns that can help guide State Departments of Transportation's planning and funding of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Let’s Talk About Climate and Equity

We invite you to join the Drawdown Georgia community on May 3rd at 4 p.m. at The Carter Center for a conversation about the intersection of climate and equity in Georgia.

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The Ray and NGI release their NextGen Highways Feasibility Study for the Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon Global

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to their next talk in the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series on April 21st. David Rachelson, Rubicon’s chief sustainability officer, will present “The Circular Economy: Practical Solutions to Environmental Challenges.” The event is open to the public.

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Application Period Extended for Nature-Inspired Startups Seeking to Compete for $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray of Hope Prize ® celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.

The applicaiton period has been extended for the 2022 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 now due April 29, 2022.

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