Foundation News

Grant Furthers Impact of Climate Change Research

Reprinted from Georgia Tech's Philanthropy Quarterly

In 2019, the Foundation funded a series of grants for Drawdown Georgia, with funding directed to Georgia Tech with sub-grants distributed to Emory University, The University of Georgia and Georgia State University. The lead researcher at Georgia Tech is Marilyn Brown, Regents Professor and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems. Ray Anderson's legacy continues to shine brightly at Georgia Tech.

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Partnership for Southern Equity Team to Speak at GIPL 30 Day Event

Advancing Just Energy for All: Opportunities for Drawdown Georgia

Chandra Farley, Alicia Scott and Nathaniel Smith from the Partnership for Southern Equity will lead the conversation on April 20th focused around climate and equity in Georgia.

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A Career and Life Led with a Servant's Heart: An Interview with John Wells

Reprinted from Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business - Sustainability Center News

This interview is one in a series of profiles on sustainability leaders among Georgia Tech alumni. Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business speaks with John Wells (IM ’84), longtime president and CEO of Interface Americas, who worked alongside Ray Anderson (IE ’56, Honorary Ph.D. ’11) in building a company that became an exemplar of “doing well by doing good.” John serves on the Foundation's Advisory Board.

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Blair Beasley to Kick Off GIPL 30 Day Event

Eco-Faith from Home: 30 Days of Climate Action

Blair Beasley will kick off a 30 day event jointly sponsored by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and Drawdown Georgia

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Join Us for Solve Climate by 2030 at Georgia Tech

Part of a Nationwide Energy Policy Dialogue

The Georgia Tech Climate and Energy Policy Lab is participating in the second annual nationwide energy policy dialogue, Solve Climate by 2030 on April 7th, 5:00-6:30 p.m. EDT

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John Lanier to Speak at TEDxAtlanta 2021: Begin at the Beginning

TEDxAtlanta 2021: Begin at the Beginning is a virtual event happening Friday, April 16th. It celebrates the ideas, initiatives and inventions that help us collectively move forward into this new reality.

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An Amazing Agroforestry Story: The Inga Model in Central America

In 2019 the Foundation's NextGen Committee Awarded a $100,000 grant to Inga Foundation for their work in Honduras. Inga Foundation's Mike Hands recently presented a webinar on the Life Saves the Planet Lecture Series with Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and Mike also had a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science Journal.

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The Ray Announces Collaboration to Drive Transportation Innovation in Central Texas

The Ray is taking its proven record of innovation and sustainability to Central Texas through separate signed charters with the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and the City of Austin.

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Meteorologst, climate expert, zombie slayer: A Q&A with J. Marshall Shepherd

Reprinted from Grist

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Issues Call for Proposals for 2022 Grant

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for one $100,000 grant to fund work in the 2022 calendar year for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise.

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