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$5 Million Commitment to Georgia Tech from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Names Scheller College’s Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Center at Georgia Tech is named after Alumnus Ray C. Anderson
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January 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business has received a $5 million commitment from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to rename the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability. To honor this commitment and Ray Anderson’s legacy, the Center will now be known as the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens Today

Bring your nature-inspired solutions to repair our global food systems for the chance to win the $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize. Challenge Hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000.  For more information, click here.

Ecocentricity Blog - January 2015

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I think we might have ruined the color green. Which is a shame, because it is one hell of a color.
Seriously, stop and think for a second. I’ll wait – I’ve got all day in fact, seeing as you are reading this at your leisure. I advocate for sustainability, so when I say “green,” what do you think?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I bet you think of some marketing campaign by a company espousing its environmentally friendly practices. If not that, you probably just think of a blue recycling bin (oh, the irony). Those are great things and all, but shouldn’t we mean more than that?

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - December

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Friends, we need not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution, and so I will give you this promise.  With a hopeful heart, I will strive to live more sustainably.  I will recognize that sustainability is not easy, and so I will choose something hard to do each day.  And when I fail, when I look in my mirror at night and see the face of someone who says one thing but does another, I will do so with as much grace as possible.  I will trust that tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to be better.
 
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Friends, we need not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution, and so I will give you this promise.  With a hopeful heart, I will strive to live more sustainably.  I will recognize that sustainability is not easy, and so I will choose something hard to do each day.  And when I fail, when I look in my mirror at night and see the face of someone who says one thing but does another, I will do so with as much grace as possible.  I will trust that tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to be better.
 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $331,000 in Grants to Educators and Doers

Grant total reaches $2.8 million since 2012
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $331,000 in grants to 23 different organizations and institutions, bringing the total granted since the Foundation’s launch in 2012 to just over $2.8 million.  Grants are awarded to a mix of nonprofits and academic institutions, ranging from those that provide environmental education to those that are doing hands-on work in conservation and remediation. Named for the founder of Interface, Inc., the Ray C.

John Anderson Lanier Talks about Ray Anderson's Legacy

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we focus on family and friends.  We celebrate our longstanding traditions and whether we realize it or not, we are also creating the memories and moments from which legacies are born.

John Anderson Lanier, director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and grandson of the late Ray C. Anderson, shares his thoughts on Ray Anderson's Legacy at the recent Boy Scouts of America Sustainability Summit in West Virginia.  

Foundations' Joint Competition Inspires Amazing STEM-based Youth Projects

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What happens when you encourage students nationwide to compete for STEM-focused grants to address environmental problems in their local communities, what happens?
 
The results of a recent Captain Planet Foundation environmental youth competition highlight some pretty amazing examples of creative, solution-based projects from students in communities from the west’s high desert to the central plains to the Great Lakes!
 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - June Part 2

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Systems. Systems thinking, to be precise. I love it. Prepare for my inner nerd to be unleashed.
 
Actually, I wear my nerd on my sleeve at all times, but that is beside the point.
 
The point is systems. And the point was made best by Donella Meadows in her book "Thinking in Systems: A Primer." I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's like the pistachio ice cream of books - oddly appealing, complex but not too much so, delicious in a waffle cone. You get it. But don't lick the pages unless paper cuts are your thing.
 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - August

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My family was almost out of sight.  If I had shouted, I’m pretty sure they would have heard me, but in the vast expanse of that Colorado valley, I can’t be positive.  Even if they could have, it would have taken them awhile to get to me.
 

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