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

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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. http://bit.ly/2B7UPpy @TheRayHighway

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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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:30am

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On a small section of highway near the exit for the small town of West Point, Georgia, a new experiment is underway: The shoulder next to the road is now planted with Kernza, a perennial grain that can help fight climate change.

Until recently, like most roadsides, the area was planted with grass, and this particular stretch of highway in a relatively rural part of Georgia might seem like an unlikely place for sustainable innovation. But it happens to be part of “The Ray,” a project to create the world’s first sustainable highway.

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Valerie Bennett
+1 (770) 317-5858
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Anna Cullen
+1 (404) 405-2685
The Ray
Keywords: Green Infrastructure | Fast Company | Kernza | Perennial Wheat | Ray C. Anderson Foundation | Sustainable Cities and Communities | The Ray | Transportation | sustainable highway

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