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Meet a Biomimic: Colleen Mahoney

Meet a Biomimic: Colleen Mahoney

If you heard about the great BioBlitz of the Americas earlier this month, then you might be familiar with our next guest for the Meet a Biomimic series: Colleen Mahoney. Colleen is a principal architect, and as a parent and a recognized advocate for sustainable building practices, she has set a new standard for family-focused residential architecture with hundreds of projects to date. Beyond her work, Colleen spends her time fostering a community of nature lovers as the co-director (along with biomimicry specialist AJ Wacaser) of the Coastal Redwood Biomimicry Network. She continues to share her love and passion for the natural world by teaching kids and adults alike, encouraging them to contribute to the health and well-being of our planet. Read on to learn more about her path and what she aims to accomplish.

Congrats #Biomimicry Design Challenge finalist @wakatidesign for making @Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe! #ForbesU30Europe t.co/k2IrEcQ5b6

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