Articles about Climate Change

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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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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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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Registration is Open for the Georgia Climate Conference

August 12-13, 2021 - Jekyll Island, GA

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John Lanier's TEDxAtlanta Talk: A Local Roadmap to Fight Climate Change

John Lanier presented a talk about Drawdown Georgia for TEDxAtlanta's "Begin at the Beginning" virtual event on April 16th

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Climate Solutions that Go Beyond Carbon: Scalable Solar in Georgia - A Webinar by Drawdown Georgia

Our state is at the precipice of unlocking solar as a major climate solution. Join us on May 20th at 1 p.m. to hear from the changemakers who are holding the keys, helping us accelerate our best ideas to solve for climate change.

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Drawdown Georgia for Congregations: Time to Take the Next Step

Hannah Shultz and Codi Norred of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light will present "Drawdown Georgia for Congregations: Time to Take the Next Step" on May 6th at 6:30 p.m.

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Carbon Reduction Challenge is Open for Applications

The Carbon Reduction Challenge is a summer competition that college students can integrate into their internships or co-ops. Students can win up to $2,000 by working with an organization to identify behaviors that reduce carbon emissions and save money.

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Drawdown Georgia: What's Health Got to Do With It?

Neha Pathak of Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action and Na'Taki Osborne Jelks of West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Spelman College, will offer a presentation during Georgia Interfaith Power & Light's 30-Day Event.

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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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