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Ecocentricity Blog

A monthly blog by John Lanier, director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and grandson

of the late Ray C. Anderson.  Musings from John as he manages the private family foundation

that keeps Ray's legacy alive.

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Ecocentricity Blog: A Burden to Bear
Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.
Jul 17, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: A Walk in the Woods
It was beautiful. I took such joy in seeing my child drinking up all of nature’s wonder in that forest. It was as if the trees were speaking an ancient language to him, one he’d known all of his short life, telling him stories that left him spellbound.
Jul 10, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: Failing Upward
Previously, we had to separate out meat products and “compostable” single-use products and throw them away. Now, we can toss those right in our bin. As a result, we have further reduced our household waste to landfill, while simultaneously creating more compost than before.
Jul 3, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: That's One Classy Cephalopod
You would be smart to consider octopi for inspiration if you were a practicing biomimic – especially if the design question you are asking is “how would nature efficiently navigate confined aqueous spaces like the piping in municipal water systems?”
Jun 26, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Ecocentricity Blog: A Boy, His Elephant and Blockchain
Blockchain could help usher in this era of easy energy exchange, which will move the energy system one step closer to being distributed. The more distributed our energy system, the less reliant we will be on fossil-fuel energy generation.
Jun 19, 2019 9:30 AM ET