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Next to a Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change

By Adele Peters
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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

Farming on the Highway Shoulder

New Pilot Project on The Ray Presents Opportunity for Erosion Mitigation, Economic Opportunity and Carbon Reduction
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The Georgia Department of Transportation, The Land Institute, and The Ray have implemented a pilot demonstration on the right-of-way: perennial wheat farming. For the next three years, the pilot project, which uses KernzaⓇ perennial grain, will be monitored by The University of Georgia's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program Director and a Master of Landscape Architecture student from UGA.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation, The Land Institute, and The Ray have implemented a pilot demonstration on the right-of-way: perennial wheat farming. For the next three years, the pilot project, which uses KernzaⓇ perennial grain, will be monitored by The University of Georgia's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program Director and a Master of Landscape Architecture student from UGA.

Ray C. Anderson's Legacy and Friends at Net Impact 17 Conference in Atlanta

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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Paul Hawken, founder of Project Drawdown and Advisory Board member for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at the Next Impact 17 Conference in Atlanta this week, along with Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, and Michael Oxman and Beril Toktay of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

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John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Paul Hawken, founder of Project Drawdown and Advisory Board member for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be speaking at the Next Impact 17 Conference in Atlanta this week, along with Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, and Michael Oxman and Beril Toktay of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth

By Alicia B. Hill
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Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County.

A Father's Sustainability Legacy

How two daughters turned a $50 million charitable foundation into a showcase for sustainable business—in Dad’s memory
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In September 2011, one month after Ray C. Anderson died, his two daughters—Mary Anne Lanier, now 60, and Harriet Langford, 57—were summoned to his lawyer’s Atlanta office. Anderson had founded Interface, the world’s largest commercial carpet-tile manufacturer, and he left his daughters a $50 million philanthropic trust. “We were absolutely shocked,” says Langford. Anderson had given no instructions about where the money should go or what the foundation should focus on. “We went around for the next six months like deer in the headlights,” she says.

Why High-Tech Highways Will Change the Way You Drive

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Drive Interstate 85 in Georgia and you may happen upon an area that looks a little different. You can roll over panels that are collecting energy from the sun, then pass over a sensor that instantly detects the air pressure in your tires.

The Ray in Georgia: Demanding More of Roadways

By Harriet Anderson Langford
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The world is getting smarter. Smart phones. Smart cars. Even smart thermostats. Yet, we’re still building the same roads that we were building in the 1950s. We need roads that do more than just get people from one place to another.

At The Ray, we demand more and reject the status quo. We start our discussions with “what ifs”: What if the road itself could produce energy? What if highway and interstate shoulders could generate new revenue for state departments of transportation? What if we demanded more of our roadways? At The Ray, we are asking, and answering, those questions.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2017

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RayDay Promises Fun for the Whole Family

RayDay 2017 promises to be the best ever with several new exhibitors, additional booths in the kids’ area, and all of the great things that have become traditions through five years of fun together. 
RayDay will continue to be a zero food waste event this year, and all kinds of yummy cuisine will be available once again from the Food Movement trucks, the Sweetwater van, sustainable wine choices, and in keeping with its ov

Anna Cullen of The Ray to Speak at Georgia Environmental Conference

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Anna Cullen of The Ray, Pete Marte of Hannah Solar and GA Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to speak about #TheRayHighway at Georgia Environmental Conference, August 23-25

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Anna Cullen of The Ray, Pete Marte of Hannah Solar and GA Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to speak about #TheRayHighway at Georgia Environmental Conference, August 23-25

Pay Attention to The Ray, Urges WheelRight's John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

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