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Climate Action and Business Leadership in Georgia: Virtual Launch Event

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What do Anthem, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Google, and UPS have in common? They are all founding members of the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact—a unique state-centered collaborative initiative focused on galvanizing climate action in Georgia.

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What do Anthem, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Google, and UPS have in common? They are all founding members of the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact—a unique state-centered collaborative initiative focused on galvanizing climate action in Georgia.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - September 2021

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Updates from the Biomimicry Institute:

Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

National Academy Publishes Study Showing How Georgia Could Halve Its Carbon Footprint

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis led by Regents Professor Marilyn Brown of Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. The study results were published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University conducted the study, which the Ray C. Anderson Foundation funded.

Georgia Climate Project Receives $300,000 Grant From Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.

T‑Mobile, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab Team Up to Fuel 5G Innovation in Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and More

New 5G Connected Future incubator program will support growth and development of 5G entrepreneurs and startups
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BELLEVUE, Wash. and ATLANTA, Ga., February 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, today announced the creation of the 5G Connected Future incubator program designed to support the growth and development of entrepreneurs and startups as they work to build the next big thing in 5G.

Covid-19's Teachable Moment: Students Identify Sustainable Workplace Practices Worth Continuing in Carbon Reduction Challenge

By: Jennifer Holley-Lux
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Announcing the winners of this year's Carbon Reduction Challenge at Georgia Tech. A collaboration between the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the Georgia Tech Global Change Program.

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Announcing the winners of this year's Carbon Reduction Challenge at Georgia Tech. A collaboration between the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the Georgia Tech Global Change Program.

1.8 Million Face Shields Delivered to Protect Medical Workers from Covid-19

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Personal initiatives by a pediatrician and by researchers to make face shields for medical workers have transformed into an industry collaboration that by June had delivered 1.8 million shields to hospitals and other organizations around the country with plans to produce 2.5 million all total. A $2 million donation from Aflac Incorporated for personal protective equipment (PPE) financed the bulk of the shields.

Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

By Ben Brumfield
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The Georgia Tech team garnered funding through a donation from insurer Aflac Incorporated allocated through the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a Georgia Tech affiliated non-profit organization that guides new experimental medical solutions to market. Aflac’s gift of $2 million through GCMI has also expedited the development, production, and purchase of other PPE to donate to health care workers.

Scheller College of Business Named a Top Three U.S. School in the Corporate Knights 2019 Better World MBA Ranking

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Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business continues to be recognized as a leader in sustainability education in business. In the 17th annual Better World MBA Ranking, released by Corporate Knights on November 8, 2019, Scheller College is ranked #3 in the United States and #9 globally.

Ecocentricity Blog: Let’s Get Alliterative

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

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