Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Ecocentricity Blog: Life in Plastic

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who’s Tired of Sucking?

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

TOTO Donates Low Flow Toilets to The Ray

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

Right of Way (ROW) Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

Originally published by Clearion
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There are so many utilities and other right-of-way owners out there that are providing a commendable contribution to the environment and conservation, but the sustainability focus always seems to be on the "bigger" concerns, such as emissions or larger animals that people can relate to like a sweet manatee or a cute cougar cub. All of the good things that happen with right-of-way vegetation management remain unnoticed.

Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha
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The first solar roadway in the U.S. debuted on an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in southwestern Georgia.  It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as The Ray -- it offers a vision of how highways could look and function in the future.

Solar Highways for the 21st Century

By Max Maxfield
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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

Ecocentricity Blog: Let's Shed Some Water

By John A. Lanier
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How many acres per person are in the watershed that provides Atlanta’s freshwater supply? Freshwater is pretty important to a city’s vitality.

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How many acres per person are in the watershed that provides Atlanta’s freshwater supply? Freshwater is pretty important to a city’s vitality.

Designing New Climate Change Solutions, With Inspiration That Is Millions of Years Old

Eight winning teams have been named in a biomimicry innovation challenge for nature-inspired climate change solutions.
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Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

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Eight finalist teams from around the world have been announced for nature-inspired climate change design solutions in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute.

The Ray and Energy Institute at UT Austin Partner for Groundbreaking Solar Energy Research Focused on Highways

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

Innovators Tackling Humanity's Biggest Problems Seek Solutions by Studying Nature

"Biomimicry" is the study of living systems for clues to create human designs that are better for both people and planet.
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By Megan Schuknecht

Alessandro Bianciardi wanted to help get fresh water to communities that needed it the most -- rural farmers in areas that were hardest hit by climate change-induced drought. So when he and his team of engineers and designers at the company Planet set out to create a more affordable, scalable and radically sustainable solar still, they went right to the source of the most effective R&D process they knew of -- nature itself.

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