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National Academy Publishes Study Showing How Georgia Could Halve its Carbon Footprint

Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

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Join Us for the Carbon Reduction Challenge Summer 2021 Finalist Expo

August 17, 2021, 3:00-4:30 p.m. - Virtual Event

This event will celebrate the collective accomplishments of students who entered the 2021 Carbon Reduction Challenge. The winning team(s) will be announced at the conclusion of the Finalist Poster Expo and awarded cash prizes for their work.

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USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Release Findings on Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt and Call for Additional Research

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution for scrap tires that provides cost savings, extends pavement life and reduces noise; more research needed to close data gaps

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

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The Ray Appoints New Deputy Director

Laura Rogers has been appointed Deputy Director of The Ray, a Georgia-based sustainable transportation organization.

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Georgia’s V2X Connected Interstate Adds Kia, Prepares for Connected Freight Operations

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), The Ray and Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced Kia as the OEM partner, supported by HATCI (Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.), for the second phase of the collaborative vehicle-to-everything (V2X) infra-structure development project on The Ray Highway along Interstate 85 in West Georgia.

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Georgia Climate Project Receives $300,000 Grant from Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.

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The Ray, CORE SC Announce Collaboration to Advance Clean Infrastructure Innovation for South Carolina

South Carolina’s Center of Resilience Excellence (CORE SC) and The Ray launched a formal partnership to collaborate on initiatives that will advance technology and innovation for the State’s transportation infrastructure to pioneer safe, sustainable and resilient design, informing the roadways of the future. The partnership is focused on developing technology that prioritizes electrified and connected mobility, supports a restorative environment, and generates economic opportunity for the State of South Carolina.

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Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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Join Us at Circularity 21 for the Ray of Hope Prize

Join us at Circularity 21, June 15-17 for the Ray of Hope Prize announcement and lots of great programming on circular economy, biomimicry and more.

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Biomimicry Institute Reveals Winners of 2021 Youth Design Challenge

Winners build interdisciplinary solutions to address deforestation, clean energy, climate change and more

Today the Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for pressing design problems, announced the winners of the 2021 Youth Design Challenge. The Youth Design Challenge, now in its fourth year, serves as a bridge from core concepts to advanced project-focused STEM learning for middle and high school students across the world. The Biomimicry Institute has bestowed awards across five categories, all of which speak to the inherent strengths of the different solutions.

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