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Take a New Look at CSR - Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility

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“Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility: CSR Redefined” - All Video issue (May 17) of ‘GreenMoney’ is now online featuring a variety of videos: 

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2017

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The quarterly online newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published.

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The quarterly online newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published.

Nature-Inspired Innovation Creating Sustainable Value

By Emily Kennedy, Biomimicry Fellow, GOJO
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Nature is all around us. For many of us, we may find solace in nature -  peace, tranquility and inspiration. And for those of us who are working in biomimicry, we also find inspiration in nature – inspiration to create and innovate. Yet, we cannot innovate alone. Collaboration is a key driver of innovation.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter | November 2016

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The Ray Launches a New Website
What if we reimagine the way we connect our communities, our lives and our world? That’s the question we’re asking about 18 miles of I-85 – the stretch of interstate that connects Ray Anderson’s hometown of West Point, Ga. and the birthplace of his company Interface, LaGrange, Ga. We have a vision to make The Ray the most sustainable highway in the world.

New Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens

Looking to nature to solve pressing climate change issues; crowdsourcing nature-inspired solutions to climate change
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November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change.

And the Audience Roared

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

Mimicking Nature to Fight Climate Change

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge seeks solutions that copy natural systems.
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Reprinted from Take Part article by John R. Platt

John R. Platt recently wrote an article that does a great job of articulating the role that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge plays in helping address climate change.  As the sponsor of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is pleased to share this story.

Can nature teach us how to mitigate the effects of climate change, or even to reverse it?

University of Oregon Biomimicry Design Team Wins $10K Living Future Prize

Press Release

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation sponsors and funds the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The Living Futures Institute has provided this additional $10K Living Product Prize as an incentive for more design teams to consider projects to create living products.

Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase

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August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This event in San Francisco, CA will feature a panel of VIP judges for a fun, festive, biomimicry-themed pitch session, starring seven teams from the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator.

Don’t miss seeing nature-inspired innovation in action, as the teams showcase their food system design solutions. Enjoy heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and opportunities to meet and mingle with the Accelerator entrepreneurs.

Click here for more information.

Aquacity's Winning Concept for Indoor Gardening

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Reprinted with permission from Alex Muller's August 3, 2016 blog post on Trim Tab.

Keeping plants in your home has been said to reduce stress and create a healthier living environment. However, the associated care with house plants is often a barrier for people.

In California, a group of students recognized the importance of having bits of nature in the home and submitted a winning solution to the student Living Product Prize competition.

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