Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize
Nucleário, an all-in-one reforestation solution, designed to be used in remote areas of the Atlantic rainforest, has won the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize®.read more
By Christophe Haubursin | Vox | 99% Invisible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMtXqTmfta0 Japan’s Shinkansen don’t look like your typical train. They’re fast — so fast they coined the term “bullet train” — with long, pointed noses that let them reach speeds of up...read more
A water management system for the future, brought to you by spiders, plants, bees, fungi, and our newest Ray of Hope Prize winners.
When the members of Team NexLoop set out to design a water management system for urban food producers, they wanted to make it locally attuned, adaptable, and self-sufficient. With those design specs in mind, they searched for the best examples of how to develop a...read more
A year ago this October, Camila Hernandez and Camila Gratacós stood in front of 2,000 people on the National Bioneers Conference main stage and accepted the first-ever Ray of Hope Prize® for their nature-inspired soil restoration solution called BioPatch. The...read more
The path from farm to fork is fraught with issues. From how we grow our food, to how it's packaged and stored, how we choose where and what to eat, to what happens to our food waste, there are a lot of problems to be solved. One thing that we at the Institute can do...read more
Over the past year, Terrapin collaborated with Interface and Gensler on a series of preliminary studies to bring clarity to biophilic design trends in hospitality. Until now, our biophilic design research has been focused on workplace wellbeing, and we were surprised...read more
By John Anderson Lanier Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and one of Ray's five grandchildren. I was 18 years old, and I was feeling the butterflies. I didn’t know where I was going, and Atlanta isn’t the easiest town to navigate. In fact, that...read more
In this series, Megan Schuknecht, the Biomimicry Institute's director of design challenges, is interviewing the world’s foremost thought leaders in biomimicry and sustainability to explore nature-based solutions to the world’s most pressing climate change issues. With...read more
We asked leaders in the biomimicry community - including Institute staff, founders of the Biomimicry Global Networks, our friends at Biomimicry 3.8, and our co-founder, Janine Benyus - for their summer reading recommendations, and have compiled a great list of books...read more
We know that our planet is hurtling towards some scary consequences of a century-plus of resource-pillaging, but the question remains - what do we do about it? That’s why we are proud to announce the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winning teams and their...read more
In this series, we're interviewing the world's foremost thought leaders in biomimicry and sustainability to explore nature-based solutions to the world's most pressing climate change issues. With each interview, we'll delve into the top three areas where climate and...read more
By Kathy Zarsky, founder, BiomimicryTX network Spring in Austin, Texas is the perfect time to contemplate our natural environment. All of our senses are stimulated with bursts of colors, fragrant blossoms (and seasonal allergies for some), bird song, variable weather...read more
In the time since Janine Benyus’ book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature was published in 1997, biomimicry has emerged as a thriving discipline, inspiring thousands to build their careers and lives around nature-inspired design. In a new blog series...read more
Last weekend, 18 entrepreneurs representing six teams and seven countries gathered in San Anselmo, California, for the first ever Biomimicry & Business Bootcamp, as part of our Biomimicry Accelerator program. These six teams are the finalists in our Global Design...read more
By Tamsin Woolley-Barker Biomimicry saved my life, and brought sunlight to me in a very dark place. It began in a place of intense scarcity––a deeply finite world. I was struggling. There wasn’t enough of anything––not enough time, not enough money, not enough hope....read more
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