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Ecocentricity Blog - A Quarter Century of Impact: How Biomimicry Has Reframed Humanity's Relationship With Nature

By: John A. Lanier
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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

Financed Emissions: A New Standard for Calling Balls and Strikes

By: John A. Lanier
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For a long time, we have had a uniform system of accounting rules to make sure banks, and businesses in general, are honest and transparent in reporting their financial performance. What about the performance of the financial sector when it comes to climate change though? Now, a new standard exists to give us the same honest and transparent reporting when it comes to financed emissions.

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For a long time, we have had a uniform system of accounting rules to make sure banks, and businesses in general, are honest and transparent in reporting their financial performance. What about the performance of the financial sector when it comes to climate change though? Now, a new standard exists to give us the same honest and transparent reporting when it comes to financed emissions.

Global Warming vs. Climate Change: Their History and Their Differences

By: John A. Lanier
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While similar and often used interchangeably, “global warming” and  “climate change” do have distinct meanings. Understanding the differences starts with climate science and its interesting history. Filled with scientists from centuries ago who first documented the potential for the climate changes we are experiencing today, we can see the origins of the phrases global warming and climate change.

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While similar and often used interchangeably, “global warming” and  “climate change” do have distinct meanings. Understanding the differences starts with climate science and its interesting history. Filled with scientists from centuries ago who first documented the potential for the climate changes we are experiencing today, we can see the origins of the phrases global warming and climate change.

Ecocentricity Blog: Climate on an Earth the Size of a Football Field

By: John A. Lanier
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This week's Ecocentricity is a repost of a blog written for Drawdown Georgia several weeks back. Since it has relevance beyond Georgia, it's being shared here. As you'll see, when you imagine the earth at a smaller scale, it's remarkable just how sensitive our climate is to relatively minor changes in our atmosphere.

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This week's Ecocentricity is a repost of a blog written for Drawdown Georgia several weeks back. Since it has relevance beyond Georgia, it's being shared here. As you'll see, when you imagine the earth at a smaller scale, it's remarkable just how sensitive our climate is to relatively minor changes in our atmosphere.

From Easter to Earth Day: Reflections on the Lessons of This Time of Year

By: John A. Lanier
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For Christians, Easter is about much more than just observing one day of the year. That is the same lesson for Earth Day, and this year, hopefully, people commit to more than just one day of action.

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For Christians, Easter is about much more than just observing one day of the year. That is the same lesson for Earth Day, and this year, hopefully, people commit to more than just one day of action.

The Ray and Geotab Fleet Electrification Study Supports Interstate EV Infrastructure Development

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Findings from The Ray and  Geotab Inc.’s fleet electrification analysis, announced today, showcase data-driven analysis of truck movement patterns that can help guide State DOT planning and funding of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Findings from The Ray and  Geotab Inc.’s fleet electrification analysis, announced today, showcase data-driven analysis of truck movement patterns that can help guide State DOT planning and funding of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The Ray and NGI Release Their NextGen Highways Feasibility Study for the Minnesota Department of Transportation

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The NextGen Highways team, co-led by The Ray and NGI Consulting, today released its feasibility study for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Findings show buried high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems can be cost-effective & located in the highway right-of-way to support clean vehicle electrification and expand grid capacity.

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The NextGen Highways team, co-led by The Ray and NGI Consulting, today released its feasibility study for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Findings show buried high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems can be cost-effective & located in the highway right-of-way to support clean vehicle electrification and expand grid capacity.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: What About Those EV Batteries?

By: Maurice Carter
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We've gone from no one paying attention to the electric vehicle battery supply chain to everyone freaking out about it. 

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We've gone from no one paying attention to the electric vehicle battery supply chain to everyone freaking out about it. 

Land Betterment Impact Minute #35: John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Discusses Drawdown Georgia - A Model for Other States to Identify Climate Solutions

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FISHERS, Ind., March 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today released Episode #35 of its Impact Minute video blog series.

Ecocentricity Blog: Beer That Recycles Its Carbon Dioxide

By: John A. Lanier
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A company called Earthly Labs has developed a technology that allows breweries to capture the carbon dioxide created when they brew their beer. The breweries can then reuse that carbon dioxide, reducing their reliance on purchases of the gas and making for beer that tastes even better.

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A company called Earthly Labs has developed a technology that allows breweries to capture the carbon dioxide created when they brew their beer. The breweries can then reuse that carbon dioxide, reducing their reliance on purchases of the gas and making for beer that tastes even better.

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