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New Public Opinion Research on Climate, COVID and Equity

Georgians believe that climate change and equity are connected and COVID has brought us closer to nature

The issue of global warming is extremely or very important to 54% of Georgians, and two-thirds of us are more likely to buy products from Georgia companies that actively support key issues including community solar, forest protection and reducing food waste.

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Drawdown Georgia Launches to Accelerate Climate Solutions

Nonpartisan effort to scale solutions by bringing Georgians together to crowdsolve for climate progress

This week marks the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia - one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia.

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spotLess Materials: Ray of Hope Prize Finalist

Sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, and more

spotLESS Materials: Sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria and more.

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Free Webinar: The Science Behind Drawdown Georgia

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Join Dr. Marilyn Brown from Georgia Tech and other university researchers from Emory University and the University of Georgia for a look at the science behind reducing Georgia’s carbon footprint in beneficial and equitable ways.

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Drawdown Georgia™ Featured on Weather Geeks Podcast

This week's Weather Geeks podcast features a conversation between John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Dr. Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia. They're talking about Drawdown Georgia which officially launches Saturday night.

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CelebRAYting Ray Anderson's Legacy

Starting on Ray’s birthday, we kicked off a 15-week, interactive Facebook celebRAYtion that will allow us to look back at all of the past RayDays, with special focus on the organizations that have been with us since the very beginning. We will also be raising funds for these nonprofits who continue to lift up #sustainability issues amidst the COVID pandemic.

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Biomimicry Fireside Chat: The Nature of Fashion: Moving Towards a Regenerative Model

What can the fashion industry learn from nature’s circularity, and how can industry switch to a regenerative model that builds soil, boosts biodiversity, supports community, and cleans up existing pollution in the process?

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How coral is inspiring eco-friendly clothing

Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.

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This paint inspired by butterflies could be the secret to cooler cities

Reprinted from Fast Company

Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

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Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER labs

2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist

The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way we process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if they could remove the water from human waste we would be left with a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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