Jul11

Biomimicry + the Regenerative Economy

Authors_The Regenerative Economy at Impact Hub NYC on Tuesday July 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm

The #RegenerativeEconomy: Aligning Business and Nature at Impact Hub NYC July 22 from 7 - 9 pm

Eventbrite - THE #REGENERATIVE ECONOMY: Aligning Business + Nature

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, REGENERATE!

Everyone’s talking about New Metrics for the sharing and circular economy, but what do we measure, and how? How do we get business standards and economic metrics aligned with nature’s laws and principles of regenerative design? And how does nature make more with the same (resources and energy)?

With 3.8 billion years of R&D experience our natural world is a master innovator and stellar model of ubiquitous design. How can our cities, businesses, products and services help “create conditions conducive to life” like the natural world?

Focusing on economic metrics, business and investment standards, authors Amy Larkin and Katherine Collins will discuss their recently published books that describe solutions to create a regenerative economy – an economy that helps create conditions conducive to life on this planet.

Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking starting at 7 pm, plus two 10 minute talks starting at 7:30 pm.

WHEN

Tuesday, July 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm

WHERE

Impact Hub NYC at 394 Broadway is a coworking & events space for a global community of professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.

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Jun09

Janine Benyus’ Vision: Cities that Function Like Forests

Janine Benyus Speaks at the ESRI Geodesign Summit

Janine Benyus shares her vision of “Cities that Function Like Forests” and how to get there using Ecological Performance Standards, in her talk at the 2014 Geodesign Summit.

Watch her inspiring presentation here on the Biomimicry Educator Network website.

“In her address, Janine describes how cities could be designed to function just like a forest: restorative, regenerative, sustainable, life giving. She also gives a great introduction to the concept of ecological performance standards, a set of design guidelines that could be used to build resiliency back into our urban environment.”

#Biomimicry #NatureKnows

May20

#biomimicry

Apr24

Learning from Our Predecessors

 

Mar29

BNYC Featured in Planning Magazine

Planning Magazine_Mother Nature, Designer, Interview with Adiel Gavish

In a recent article for The American Planning Association’s publication, “Planning Magazine”, Dr. Nicola Davies explores biomimicry’s influence in urban planning. In her piece entitled, “Mother Nature, Designer: Using Biomimicry for Planning and Urban Design”, Ms. Davies sites nature inspired examples including the newly re-designed National Building Museum in Washington DC. The author makes a compelling case stating,

… designs can be adapted and transformed from structures that drain resources and energy into entire ecosystems that benefit communities, cities, and the planet.

Adiel Gavish touches on the application of ecological performance standards to resiliency planning in cities,

Because cities essentially operate at an ecologically sub-optimal level, utilizing these metrics aligns us with place-based ecological and biological standards.

Re-connecting to and meeting these standards can inform and improve resiliency planning as well as optimize investments in resilient infrastructure.

Read the full article here.

Mar07

BiomimicryNYC Joins Social Venture Network

BiomimicryNYC Joins the Social Venture Network

Along with Birkenstock and Bioneers, BiomimicryNYC is thrilled to announce we have recently joined the Social Venture Network (SVN) as a non profit member. SVN is “… a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.”

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Feb19

Students United by Biomimicry

Student Design Challenge Winners: Dromedarily Sustainable

Treehugger held a Tweet Chat today with Ask Nature on the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge: Life Friendly Transportation Solutions.

We were thrilled to hear that 170 teams from 22 countries are signed up to be a part of this exciting challenge.

Students from around the globe are participating in this year’s challenge. Represented countries include Spain, Botswana, Brazil, Hawai’i, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Finland, China, Australia and Indonesia.

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Feb13

February Newsletter: Biomimicry Education 2014

Biomimicry education special edition

In this special edition of our newsletter, we bring you several options to learn how to do biomimicry – from the comfort of your own home, to traveling abroad. Below you will find several options to choose from in 2014, for the student, novice or professional!

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Jan11

Summer Biomimicry Workshop for Educators

biomimicry workshop outdoors

Make STEM education come to life!

BiomimicryNYC has partnered with the BOCES Center for Environmental Education on their annual Biomimicry Workshop for Educators. Cost is only $75 per person for this 4 day workshop running from the evening of Monday, June 30th through Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Held at the beautiful Omega Institute for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY.

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Dec10

BNYC December Newsletter

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The latest news and trends in biomimicry and nature-inspired design, including “5 Tech Trends Mingling with Bio-Inspired Design”, “4 Bio-Inspired Tips to Create Better Teams” and “Biomimicry at the LA Auto Show.”

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