Articles about Grants

Inga Trees' Land Restoration Technique Improves Food Security in Honduras

Reprinted from Forests News

Our NextGen Committee just closed their RFP for a $100,000 grant that will be awarded in 2021 to reduce existing and avoid future greenhouse gas emissions. Last year's winner was Inga Trees USA. Here's their story.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2020

Our quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for all of the latest news from the Foundation and our key funding initiatives.

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Through Biomimicry, Brazil Seeks Tech Innovations Inspired by Nature

Reprinted from Mongabay

In Brazil, many immersion courses are now offered in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes that focus on innovative materials, and biomimicry consultants and startups are emerging in the market: In 2018, Nucleário became the first Brazilian company to win a prize from the Biomimicry Institute for its technology that protects trees in reforestation projects, based on the principles of winged seeds and bromeliads.

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EarthShare Georgia Premieres New Film for Earth Day

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to have provided funding for EarthShare Georgia's new environmental video. They premiered it on Earth Day, and John Lanier was one of several Georgia leaders interviewed for the film.

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This Week on Weather Geeks: The Science of Climate Drawdown

Reprinted from Weather Geeks

Dr. Marshall Shepherd interviews Dr. Marilyn Brown about Drawdown Georgia, an initiative led by Georgia Tech, Emory University, The University of Georgia and Georgia State University, funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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Learning from Nature Part 2: Context and Connectivity

Reprinted from the Biomimicry Institute

In Part 2 of a 2-Part Blog Series, the Biomimicry Institute's program manager, Michelle Graves shares her unique perspective on the power of context and connectivity based on experiences from the recent Biomimicry Bootcamp experience in Panama.

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Georgia Researchers Engaged in Team Effort to Reduce the State's Carbon Footprint

Georgia Tech, The University of Georgia, Emory University and Georgia State University

A diverse team of talented researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State are developing a platform of solutions for addressing the climate crisis in Georgia in ways that are achievable, impactful, and economically appealing.

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Learning from Nature - It's Good for Business (Part 1)

Reprinted from the Biomimicry Institute

The Biomimicry Institute’s Entrepreneurship Director Jared Yarnall-Schane tells his story of leading the Biomimicry Launchpad Entrepreneurship Expedition in Panama in February 2020. Journey with him as he shines a light on the strategies and experiences felt by participants.

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Planting Trees to Grow Food: Inga Cropping Provides Food Security for Farmers and Organic Crops for Industry

Reprinted from FoodNavigator-latam.com

Inga alley cropping is a sustainable farming model that boosts food security, reduces rainforest destruction and provides organic crops such as cocoa and vanilla for the food industry.

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Announcing the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize® Finalists

The Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce the nine finalist teams competing for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize. These cutting-edge startups are advancing nature-inspired solutions that address a wide range of problems. From eliminating toxic paints and dyes, to providing a new, regenerative approach to marine infrastructure, these game-changing companies are providing a ray of hope in the world today.

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