Foundation News

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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Three Innovations Leading the Fight to Save the World's Forests

Reprinted from World Economic Forum

A focus on forests is a key part of the solution to effectively address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Infrastructure Opportunity: HVDC on Interstate Roadsides

Modernized energy grid will accelerate electrified transportation

Ground-breaking research published in collaboration today by The Ray and Innovia Technology, and NGI Consulting, document the vast efficiency, economic, societal and environmental benefits of installing modern, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines and localized micro-grids on interstate roadsides.

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Cypris Materials Introduces Nature Inspired, Tunable, Structural Color Coating

Applied like Paint

Cypris Materials, Inc. has cracked nature's code on nanostructures by creating a new type of paint that can be used from cosmetics to the auto industry.

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Covid-19’s Teachable Moment

Students Identify Sustainable Workplace Practices Worth Continuing in Carbon Reduction Challenge

Announcing the winners of this year's Carbon Reduction Challenge

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The Ray & UT Austin Unveil Solar Mapping Tool for Interstates

Each of the lower 48-states now have access to projections of how much solar energy could be generated on their interstate exits.

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Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure

ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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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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Introducing the 2020 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists

The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem

Reprinted from Sustainable Brands

With impending growing climate change impacts — in conjunction with the expected growth of our cities, ports and other coastal infrastructure — investing in “Blue Tech” is of prime importance.

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