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What if you could rescue landscapes that have been deforested...with a tree?

Reprinted from The Hill

The Inga is a tough tree that helps restore nitrogen in soil and has a fruit that tastes like ice cream. What’s not to love?

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Of burrs, beaks and big checks

The Biomimicry Institute is seeking startups that have created products, services or technologies inspired by nature to be considered for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize, a  $100,000 equity-free prize competition that provides participants funding to accelerate their path to commercial success.  

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

The Foundation's quarterly newsletter has been issued. Check it out for the latest updates on the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Institute, Georgia Drawdown, The Ray, Georgia Climate Project and more.

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Scheller College of Business Named #3 U.S. School in Corporate Knights 2019 Better World MBA Ranking

Reprinted from Scheller News

Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business continues to be recognized as a leader in sustainability education in business. In the 17th annual Better World MBA Ranking, released by Corporate Knights on November 8, 2019, Scheller College is ranked #3 in the United States and #9 globally.

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Seeking our next $100,000 winner

The Ray of Hope Prize® competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2019

Be sure to check out our quarterly newsletter for all of the latest news on our key funding initiatives, and upcoming events

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Biomimicry Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Lessons from Nature to Create Radical Climate Change Solutions

Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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Ten Finalist Teams Use Lessons from Nature to Create Radical Solutions to Climate Change Problems

Almost 100 teams from 17 countries entered this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, submitting nature-inspired inventions to reverse, mitigate, or adapt to climate change. The ten finalist teams receive an invitation to the 2019-20 Biomimicry Launchpad, a program that supports prototyping and eventually a path to commercialization.

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Nature-inspired Water Leak Detection System Wins the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

Twenty percent of the world's clean pumped water is lost due to leaking pipes, and current technology cannot detect leaks accurately enough or early enough to prevent either water loss or major infrastructure damage. Startup company Watchtower Robotics is tackling this problem creatively and effectively, and today was awarded the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® for its efforts during the GreenBiz Circularity Conference.

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