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Eco-Action Scales Climate Solutions on Atlanta's West Side

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Eco-Action Scales Climate Solutions on Atlanta's West Side

A Drawdown Georgia Blog

Published 03-21-24

Submitted by Ray C. Anderson Foundation

ECO-Action Youth, Hands On Experiments
ECO-Action Youth, Hands On Learning

What do composting, plant-based diets, and home energy efficiency projects have in common?

They are all climate solutions that can be harnessed to reduce emissions while improving the quality of life for historically disinvested communities in Georgia.

Environmental Community Action (ECO-Action) is putting all of these solutions to work in Georgia communities using funding from a 2024-2025 Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant.

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ECO Action Youth

ECO-Action exists to promote a safe and healthy environment by helping Georgia communities organize to address environmental health hazards and pollution, particularly in vulnerable, low-income communities and communities of color. Their objective is to empower communities to become more resilient and better able to respond to environmental threats such as global warming, and to improve their environmental, social, and economic health and well-being.

ECO-Action's grant is funded by a collaborative of Georgia based family foundations including the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation (Dobbs Fund), The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Ghanta Family Foundation, The Reilly Family Fund, The Tull Charitable Foundation and The Wilbur & Hilda Glenn Family Foundation.

Read the full blog.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation was created in honor of the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), founder of Interface, Inc. During his time at Interface, Ray championed the notion of businesses doing well by doing good. It’s these noble qualities of advancing knowledge and innovation around environmental stewardship and sustainability that recognized Ray as a pioneer in industrial ecology.

The purpose of the Foundation is to perpetuate these shared values and continue the legacy that Ray left behind. Through research and funding, the Foundation aims to help create a better world for future generations—tomorrow’s child. Join us as the story of the Foundation continues to unfold.

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