Articles about Gray Notes

Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

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Nature-inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that enables foresters to plant more trees in less time.

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This year, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business celebrates its fifth anniversary. It launched in 2013 as the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability with funding from the Foundation and others, and in January 2015 the Foundation made a $5 million commitment. It was then renamed for Ray C. Anderson.

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Showcasing New Ways to Solve Climate Change, Inspired by Nature

Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

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Paul Hawken Premieres Drawdown at Foundation Event

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsored a private launch party and book signing for Drawdown on April 24th at Southface. More than 80 people attended the event and were treated to a personal introduction by Paul Hawken, who founded the Project Drawdown initiative and edited the book which premiered in mid-April.

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Gray Notes™ Grants Awarded to The University of Georgia and Presidio Graduate School

As part of its annual grant making process, the Foundation recently awarded renewal Gray Notes Grants to The University of Georgia and the Presidio Graduate School.

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Foundation Awards NextGen Grant to Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently awarded a “NextGen” grant to the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) to support operating expenses necessary to grow and promote CRK’s floating classroom on West Point Lake in West Point, Georgia.

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Foundation Awards NextGen Grant to RiverLink

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently awarded a “NextGen” grant to RiverLink in Asheville, North Carolina to help in connecting two portions of an existing greenway system along the banks of the French Broad River.

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Launches Scheller Sustainability Fellows Program

The Scheller Sustainability Fellows program is an opportunity for students seeking a deeper engagement related to sustainability. Each year the Center will choose a limited number of Fellows who will receive a stipend as well as exclusive invitations to smaller Center events.

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Foundation Awards Grant to Presidio Graduate School

Ray C. Anderson Circle for Capstone Course and Industrial Revolutionaries Scholarship Program

The Foundation awarded a grant to the Presidio Graduate School to enable them to evolve their current Integrated Capstone course into a more robust program, modeled on a true business accelerator, while also seeding a scholarship fund for incoming students.

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