Fast-tracking nature’s design solutions to foster sustainability breakthroughs with the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Far up in the Andes mountain range, where the climate is harsh and unforgiving, ancient plants are paving the way for new species to survive and...read more
Our next guest on the Meet a Biomimic series is Nicole Isle. Nicole has a strong connection to nature and seeks to guide our communities to live and build sustainably. With a solid foundation in ecology and urban planning, she leads sustainability work at Glumac, a full-service engineering consulting firm. Nicole is also well-versed in biophilia, touching upon the human-nature connection that plays a major role in (re)thinking our space. Read on to learn more about her journey and words of advice.read more
Superorganisms and networked creatures collaborate on complex tasks just as we do. The secret to their success is flexible intelligence—they work in flat, bottom-up networks, sensing and responding to real-time conditions on the frontlines. They don’t filter out diverse signals—they actively seek them out.read more
A species can only thrive if its strategies are tuned to the conditions it’s in–and if it’s in beneficial relationships with others. Humans have co-existed as a species on this planet for over 200,000 years as Homo sapiens sapiens. In that time, there have been many disturbances, challenges, and tensions between and amongst us. Somehow, we have eventually learned that we are always better together than alone.
And through it all, we always asked nature for help.read more
Photo courtesy of Hardy Wilson, Bioneers For a second, just before their lives changed with one announcement, the BioNurse team collectively held their breaths. When John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the sponsor of the grand prize in...read more
by Vanessa Warheit, Bioneers Communications Manager This post originally appeared on the Bioneers' blog. Seven teams from the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge – hailing from Chile, Thailand, Slovakia, Italy, and the USA – Skyped in to discuss their projects and...read more