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Tracking and Activating Carbon Reductions in Georgia

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

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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K-12 Climate Education: Climate Solutions That Go Beyond Carbon

How can Georgia educators nurture and engage the next generation of climate leaders in our state? How are teachers employing hands-on learning experiences around climate with their students? And how do young leaders view their roles in the climate movement?

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Top 10 Nature-Inspired Companies Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

Biomimicry Institute announces new cohort of bioinspired startups participating in the Ray of Hope Prize® program.

From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions. The 10-week virtual accelerator program culminates in the chance to receive the $100,000 grand prize and additional equity-free funding.

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EVs and the environment: How electric cars are impacting emissions and climate change

Blair Beasley, director of climate strategies for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, was recently quoted in a story about EVs and the environment that ran in the Savannah Morning News.

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Climate Experts from Georgia Climate Project and Drawdown Georgia Featured on CBS46

Dr. Patricia Yager and Dr. Marilyn Brown talk about climate issues in Georgia and the solutions that already exist to help solve them.

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Tickets Now Available for RayDay 2022

Tickets are now available to RayDay 2022, an annual family friendly celebration of the life and legacy of Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011)

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Applications are Open for the Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions and Equity Grant

Drawdown Georgia has opened the Climate Solutions and Equity Grant application in partnership with five Georgia-based funders: R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, the Kendeda Fund, the Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, the Sapelo Foundation, and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Letters of introduction will be accepted until August 31, 2022.

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Drawdown Georgia and Southface Launch Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Georgia Homeowners

With the help of energy experts at Southface Institute, Drawdown Georgia has created a toolkit to help you take the first steps in making more sustainable decisions when it comes to your home.

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The Champion of Textile Sustainability

Reprinted from AATCC Newsletter

Ray C. Anderson’s legacy as a champion of textile sustainability continues to have value today. Michael Quante interviews John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation about Ray's legacy today.

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