Driving Sustainability

The answers to how to live well on Earth are all around us

At Biomimicry 3.8, we connect clients to the biological intelligence that follows a core set of operating conditions–we call them Life’s Principles–to ensure their work creates conditions conducive to life.

“Biomimicry is one of those rare hopeful notes in the modern chorus of environmental warnings.” –Jonathon Porritt, Chairman, Chair of the UK Prime Minister’s Sustainable Development Commission

Our methodology allows biomimicry to be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable, effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, and increase revenue and brand loyalty.

In nature, ultimate success for an organism is for the future generation of that species to survive and thrive. To achieve this, organism must take care of its place. Whether you need to find structural strength, regulate temperature, create color or flavor, or capture carbon, nature’s inherently sustainable, deep patterns and principles can guide the design of high-performing, high-quality, and effective solutions for your most vexing challenges.

How can Biomimicry 3.8 help incorporate nature’s best sustainability practices into your organization?


Explore the potential

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-20-55-amJumpstart, reignite, or support your long-term sustainability goals with our custom workshops, lectures, or audits that create inspiration sparks as we unpack the fundamentals of biomimicry, and help you define existing and potential challenges determined to be critical to your organization.

Our Biomimicry Introduction services demonstrate how to use observations in nature to generate new ideas, formulate the right questions, and systematically address challenges within the context of the challenge, setting your organization up to discover how nature’s genius can transform how you achieve your sustainability goals.

Discover and tap into nature’s genius

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-21-04-amOur ecosystem of innovation services, including hands-on, experiential learning and custom deliverables like audits and assessments, help clients strategically reveal untapped and otherwise advantageous arenas for sustainability innovation, accessing biological intelligence to solve vexing challenges.

Each service provides innovation inspiration unique to the organization and its vision, short-, mid-, and long-term goals, and business strategy, setting your team to begin prototyping and product development work.

Creating and evaluating based on nature’s best practices

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-11-20-38-amTake your biomimicry-inspired concepts from idea to prototype, then to product or into practice, with our processes that confirm the appropriateness of the prototype(s), benchmarked against life’s/nature’s principles. This includes sustainability metrics to be considered in the back end innovation and commercialization process.

By accessing the powerful intelligence embedded in 3.8 billion years of evolution, we have collaborated with innovation teams and individuals at a diverse set of companies around the world to help them achieve competitive advantages through biomimicry.

Our clients are a diverse set of inspired innovators that have employed our biomimicry methodology to create more sustainable products, build more generously, design with supreme resilience, and be inspired by nature to create conditions conducive to life. See a set of our client’s successes on our Work Examples page.

Explore Our Work Examples

Our projects in the news

What Bees and Forests Can Teach You About Successful Leadership | December 1, 2015

Like Nature, but Better
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 | April 11, 2016

Redefining Waste as a Feedstock
Circular, National Zero Waste Council | April 21, 2016

Inside Interface’s bold new mission to achieve ‘Climate Take Back’
GreenBiz | June 6, 2016

Contact us

Want to talk to our team? To set up an appointment to learn more about how Biomimicry 3.8 can help you drive sustainability, email or call +1 406 543 4108.

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