Published in the fall of 1997, Janine Benyus’ “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature” is credited with naming the methodology that inspires designers of any kind to mimic nature’s best ideas to solve the world’s toughest 21st-century challenges.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Biomimicry,’ we asked biomimics from around the world to share their reflections on how biomimicry has inspired their journeys.
Join our celebration of the 20th anniversary of Janine Benyus’s book, “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,”and reflect on all biomimicry has inspired since.
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Accredited training: Use biomimicry to get an inspirational boost to your career, and your organization. Our accredited, graduate-level programs (Master’s of Science in Biomimicry or Biomimicry Graduate Certificate) offered in collaboration with Arizona State University Online provide a professional stepping stone for anyone who has an itch to help create a better world.
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Carbon emissions are a major contributor to global climate change trends, and that the challenge of mitigating and even reversing this trend is highly complex. This free Biomimicry Solutions: Carbon Report examines current biomimicry products and technologies that can help.
The report includes a round up of 9 biomimicry solutions across different sectors included in the report that offer an opportunity to take action and integrate biomimicry into your carbon strategy.
The report is available for free download on Synapse, where Biomimicry 3.8 staff experts share their expertise and thought leadership in biomimicry with the world.
Tortoise shells and beetle wings represent nature’s ability to protect and contain sensitive contents. We used this biological intelligence to help Natura create user-friendly packaging with a lower carbon footprint.
The blood digesting capabilities of vampire bats’ saliva represents a chemical recipe from nature that helped humans create better stain removal products. We used this biological intelligence to help P&G design a more sustainable, effective laundry detergent.
Healthy ecosystems represent nature’s ability to provide vital services, like purifying water and cleaning air, to all its inhabitants. We’re using this powerful, ecosystem level framework to help Interface Inc. create factories that function like a forest.
The toolkit activities demonstrate the value of biomimicry as an innovation tool for companies interested in exploring practices to support circular design.
The toolkit is designed to help individuals or teams expand their thinking, create new (inherently sustainable and circular design) innovation, through the understanding and application of existing biological model.
This toolkit supports individuals or teams across all industries as they work to meet circular
design goals for packaging.
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On behalf of 30 million soft-spoken species… thank you.
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