Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Seeking the Next $100,000 Winner for the Ray of Hope Prize

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

Ecocentricity Blog: Scratching an Itch

By: John A. Lanier
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By zeroing-out their carbon footprint and then going 50 times beyond that, Intuit is pledging to carry their own weight and then some. That’s the right signal to send, not just to the corporate world, but to all of us.

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By zeroing-out their carbon footprint and then going 50 times beyond that, Intuit is pledging to carry their own weight and then some. That’s the right signal to send, not just to the corporate world, but to all of us.

Ecocentricity Blog: Greta

By: John A. Lanier
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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car

By: John A. Lanier
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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

Energy Matters Radio: An Interview With the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols Interviews Harriet and Phil Langford
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Harriet Langford, president of The Ray and trustee for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and Phil Langford, trustee for The Ray and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation were recently interviewed on Energy Matters by Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols.

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Harriet Langford, president of The Ray and trustee for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and Phil Langford, trustee for The Ray and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation were recently interviewed on Energy Matters by Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols.

How Public-Private-Philanthropic Partnerships are Driving Transportation Technology

By Harriet A. Langford, The Ray and Chris Armstrong, Panasonic, North America
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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

Ecocentricity Blog: Brewing Full Circle

By: John A. Lanier
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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2019

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

Ecocentricity Blog: Decisions, Decisions

By: John A. Lanier
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Everyone is different, so what is doable for me may not be as doable for others, and vice versa. I believe environmental activism should be about encouragement, not admonishment.

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Everyone is different, so what is doable for me may not be as doable for others, and vice versa. I believe environmental activism should be about encouragement, not admonishment.

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