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“The best ideas might not be ours.”

Janine Benuys stars in DiCaprio-produced biomimicry film


(October 5, 2015) A new film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio highlights key examples of how nature-inspired design is changing our world for the better. Biomimicry, a short film created by Tree Media and narrated by Biomimicry Institute founder Janine Benyus, explores how biomimicry is changing the way we approach chemistry, materials, architecture, energy conservation, and more.

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This 20-minute film premiered to a standing ovation at the 8th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit in Austin, TX, in early October 2015. In the film, Benyus describes how biomimicry has been applied to create design solutions that capture carbon, conserve water, eschew toxic chemicals in favor of structural approaches, and rethink materials, among others.

“When you’re asking how to be better adapted on this planet, there are no better models than the species that have preceded us for billions of years,” said Benyus in the film. “That’s the core idea behind biomimicry – that the best ideas might not be ours. They might have already been invented.”

Biomimicry is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio, Executive Producer Oliver Stanton, and directed by Leila Conners, produced by Mathew Schmid and Bryony Schwan, with Executive Producers Roee Sharon Peled and George DiCaprio.

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.

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