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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's Grant to Emory University Supports Statewide Climate Consortium Co-Founded With the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech

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As many nations are meeting about climate impacts in Katowice, Poland, for COP24, and just over a week after the release of the  U.S. National Climate Assessment Report, nonprofits and university leaders in Georgia are choosing not to take the "wait and see" position.  Instead, they are forging ahead to ensure that Georgians are educated on the issue and provided with the best tools and research to take the lead in climate action.

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As many nations are meeting about climate impacts in Katowice, Poland, for COP24, and just over a week after the release of the  U.S. National Climate Assessment Report, nonprofits and university leaders in Georgia are choosing not to take the "wait and see" position.  Instead, they are forging ahead to ensure that Georgians are educated on the issue and provided with the best tools and research to take the lead in climate action.

Texas Trees, Alliance Data and American Forests Conduct Urban Heat Island Study to Understand the Effects of Trees, Paved Surfaces and Buildings on Temperature and Air Quality in Dallas County

Urban Heat Island Study Results Highlight the Critical Environmental, Social and Economic Role of the Region's Tree Canopy
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Alliance Data, and Texas Trees Foundation, in conjunction with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the United States, teamed up to implement the urban heat island study in Dallas County, which identifies where the region is experiencing high urban heat island temperatures and the associated effect on air quality, and where greater tree canopy coverage could mitigate the issue. The study also uncovered that Dallas is the second largest city in the country that is warming the fastest, which means hotter nights and even hotter days.

Mayor Kasim Reed, 10 corporations, Georgia Tech launch Engage, an accelerator program and venture fund

Atlanta-based Engage will invest in and promote high-tech startups across Georgia and the Southeast
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta’s leading corporations today jointly announced the launch of Engage, a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund.

The Atlanta-based Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies. Applications will be available in early 2017, with programming scheduled to begin in the spring. Up to 48 startups could go through the program in the first three years.

The Sustainable High Growth Revolution - A Presentation by Michael Molitor

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The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business presents Business, Environment, and Society Seminar Series speaker Michael Molitor, Senior Fellow - Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Can a 16-Mile Stretch of Road Become the World's First Sustainable Highway?

"The Ray" is an ambitious project to convert a Georgia highway into a road that isn't horrible for the environment.
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By Robynne Boyd

Merial Collaborates with Georgia Institute of Technology to Bring Animal Health Information to Connected Devices

Aims to advance animal health though internet-connected technology and networks
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DULUTH, Ga., February 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, announced today it has joined the Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech")'s Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT).

Next Generation of Architects Designing Zero Energy Housing Prototypes

Georgia Tech students participate in Zero Energy Housing Studio
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Every semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a new group of students participate in the Zero Energy Housing Studio to design, engineer and student-build a 4 to 10 unit Zero Energy Housing Prototype. The prototype will become a living laboratory to test energy efficiency and materials and a demonstration model for market rate, status quo urban housing.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Ecocentricity Blog - September 1, 2015

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We at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation place great faith in our higher education institutions. They have the ability to impact and form the minds of our next innovators, our next leaders and thinkers and writers, our youngest voters, our soon-to-be wives, husbands, and parents. Our universities can be the fertile ground from which tomorrow’s change emerges, and that change might, and hopefully will, leave the world a better place.  Read more.

Do Sustainability Research Centers View Industry as a Partner or a Client?

Originally Published on SustainableBrands.com
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Bart King recently held a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability centers and institutes at six top business schools to learn more about how they engage with industry.

The first question was: Do you view industry more as a partner or client?

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