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Infrastructure Opportunity on The Ray: Solar Noise Barriers

The Ray reveals comprehensive research on renewable energy producing noise barriers
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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

Let's Use the Right-Of-Way in a Smarter Way

Right-of-way farming joins a bevy of sustainable initiatives along the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway in Georgia
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By Matt Hickman

Having a stretch of highway named in your honor is a big deal.

But the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation dedicated to realizing the legacy of the late green business pioneer, has opted to take the highway memorization process one giant step further.

Serenbe Hosts 2018 Biophilic Leadership Summit, Sponsored By Interface

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December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Those interested in learning how to implement sustainable, biophilic practices in their communities can do so at the 2018 Biophilic Leadership Summit, held at Serenbe.

Kia Motors Makes Second Annual Co-Sponsorship Contribution to The Ray on Giving Tuesday

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November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) delivered a significant financial contribution to The Ray, Georgia’s living laboratory for transportation technology on Interstate 85, on Giving Tuesday.

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.

Press Release

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.

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