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Georgia's carbon emissions have dropped, but no thanks to cars

Reprinted from Axios Atlanta

New data from Drawdown Georgia shows that Georgia's carbon footprint is shrinking.

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Drawdown Georgia climate progress featured on 11Alive

Dr. Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech talks about Georgia's declining carbon emissions with 11Alive.

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May 2023 Newsletter

Read here for the latest updates from our key funding initiatives: Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray and the Biomimicry Institute.

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Georgia's Changing Carbon Footprint

Drawdown Georgia reports on progress and opportunities

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Biomimicry on The Ray

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USDOT selects The Ray as Capacity Builder for 15 communities in launch of national Thriving Communities Program

The Ray announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded $5.1 million to The Ray and partners Arcadis, InfraStrategies, and Beverly Scott Associates to support 15 communities as a Networked Communities capacity builder within the USDOT’s Thriving Communities Program. The 15 communities matched with The Ray are located near ports, airports, freight, and rail facilities. Community infrastructure needs and priorities will drive The Ray’s capacity building strategy and focus on mobility, access, housing, economic issues, workforce development, and environmental justice.

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The Ray joins 1% for the Planet as an Environmental Partner

The Ray announced it has been named an Environmental Partner with 1% for the Planet, an international organization that encourages sustainable, environmentally protective action through memberships and everyday choices. Environmental Partners work to advocate, conserve, steward, educate, and activate to create a healthy, vibrant future for our planet and include national and international nonprofits, as well as Georgia-based and community driven organizations. See here for a complete list of Environmental Partners.

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The Ray Publishes its 2022 Annual Report

Check out The Ray's 2022 Annual Report

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Advancing Energy Efficiency And Equity In Gwinnett County Georgia

Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Blog

The recipients of the inaugural Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity grants understand the value of connecting climate solutions and equity. A prime example is the work being done by the Gwinnett Housing Corporation in collaboration with the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance that seeks to invest in energy-insecure communities, expand access to weatherization, and build energy efficiency and clean energy minority job pipelines.

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Unlocking the Power of Natural Wood: The Next Generation of Ultralight, High-Performance Materials

2022 Ray of Hope Prize Participant Strong By Form has created design-to-manufacturing technology that aims to bring the natural intelligence of tree structures to engineered wood. These innovators combine digital design, structural optimization and digital fabrication to produce structural wood-based composite parts.

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