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Building a Sustainable 'Highway of the Future'

By Jenni Bergal
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The long-term goal of The Ray is to build the world’s first sustainable road, a highway that could create its own clean, renewable energy and generate income by selling power to utility companies, while producing no stormwater runoff or other pollution and eliminating traffic deaths.

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The long-term goal of The Ray is to build the world’s first sustainable road, a highway that could create its own clean, renewable energy and generate income by selling power to utility companies, while producing no stormwater runoff or other pollution and eliminating traffic deaths.

How to Build an Infrastructure Inventory

Reprinted from the Atlas Blog
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A number of our Atlas cities – from El Paso, to New Orleans and San Diego – are looking for ways to use municipally owned spaces as testbeds for innovative infrastructure technologies.  Doing so will not only help them understand how solutions work locally and support economic development, but it will also create space to engage residents around otherwise invisible infrastructure.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2017

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The quarterly online newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published.

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The quarterly online newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published.

John Picard to Speak About The Ray at Sustainatopia

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May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - John Picard, Advisory Board Member for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Founding Board Member for The Ray will be speaking today and tomorrow in two panel discussions at Sustainatopia in San Francisco.

Allie Kelly of The Ray to Speak at AIA NY's Viral Voices VI- Virtual Displacement

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Can U.S. Highways Evolve After 60 Years of Stagnation?

Reprinted from Robynne Boyd's story on NRDC.org
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Cars are getting smarter—can’t the road get smarter, too? That’s the question Harriet Langford is trying to answer along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in western Georgia.

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Cars are getting smarter—can’t the road get smarter, too? That’s the question Harriet Langford is trying to answer along an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in western Georgia.

Georgia Project Aims to Build Smarter Roads

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Cars are getting smarter and more sophisticated all the time, but the roads they drive on are still pretty much pavement. That’s slowly starting to change. States are turning highways into technology laboratories for everything from traffic management to environmental sustainability.

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Cars are getting smarter and more sophisticated all the time, but the roads they drive on are still pretty much pavement. That’s slowly starting to change. States are turning highways into technology laboratories for everything from traffic management to environmental sustainability.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter | November 2016

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The Ray Launches a New Website
What if we reimagine the way we connect our communities, our lives and our world? That’s the question we’re asking about 18 miles of I-85 – the stretch of interstate that connects Ray Anderson’s hometown of West Point, Ga. and the birthplace of his company Interface, LaGrange, Ga. We have a vision to make The Ray the most sustainable highway in the world.

Ecocentricity Blog: Credit Where Credit is Due

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No, we don’t get the credit. The Ray does. They have done the work (amazing work), and all the Foundation does is write the check.

Last week, I attended the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting, a regional gathering of grantmakers of all types. It’s always a great event, primarily because of the network it offers, but also because of the two or three ideas I typically take away from the sessions or speakers. I heard a good one this year.

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