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Ecocentricity Blog: Our Gathering Place

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One of our family’s gathering places is particularly special, because it connects everyone to Ray in a very meaningful way. We call it Lost Valley.

I think it is important for families to have gathering places. It may be as simple as your parents’ living room on Christmas morning. Some families might gather at a favorite restaurant every month or so. Others might have an annual vacation where everyone blocks out a whole week to go to the same beach the family has visited for decades.

Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

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May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

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Here’s a look at the newest Maven urban markets:

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic

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Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.

Climbing the Mountain of Food Waste

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In the spring of 2014, my worldview changed a bit, at least with respect to how I consider and talk about environmental challenges. The catalyst for this change was my reading of a book authored by Paul Hawken. For those who know the Ray Anderson story well, this might be sounding familiar....

Easy Steps to an Allergen-Free Home

Tried-and-true ways to greatly reduce allergens in your home.
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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and with that indoor pollution takes the stage as one of the most common problems addressed by allergists.

This free Ebook will give you 9 Tips For An Allergen-Free House as well as pointers and benefits for installing central vacuum units in your new or retrofit projects.

Download the Ebook on Steps to an Allergen-Free Home.

Accelerating an EV Future

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The transition to a clean-energy economy is underway.

Britta Gross, director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at General Motors, spoke to a room of more than 500 sustainability professionals at the Ceres Conference in Boston about moving electric vehicles into the mainstream.

In her role, Britta explores the enablers that drive EV demand and promotes electrification technology.

So what’s it going to take to grow this niche market?

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Eat Your Vegetables! Why Eating a Plant-Based Diet is Good for You and the Environment

By: Chris Weiser
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Everyone seems to be trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  From increasing physical activity, to practicing meditation, to consuming more mindful and sustainable foods – people are seeking information and making positive lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being, as well as the environment.

The Carbon in our Food

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“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

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