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.”
WHAT: REGISTER for this summer’s “Biomimicry Workshop for K-12 Educators” organized by BiomimicryNYC and the BOCES Center for Environmental Education. Taught by Dr. Sue Kezios.
COST: Only $75 due to generous support by NYSERDA. BiomimicryNYC will be providing four (4) $100 scholarships towards room and board. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Adiel Gavish.
WHERE: The beautiful Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, NY. Room and board are additional.
CONTACT: Dorna Schroeter with questions about the program.
Forward Motion: Life-Friendly Transportation Solutions
Transportation connects us all. Whether it’s simply getting from home to work or using products shipped over distances near and far, in every region of the world transportation impacts our daily lives.
At first glance, transportation may simply appear to be about the movement of people and goods. But looking deeper, it’s also closely linked to equality, access to healthy food and good schools, and wildlife impacts, for example.
As the mobility demands of people and freight have grown, so too has the need for products, systems, and services that will make the transportation sector more life-friendly, for both people and the planet.
How can biomimicry help us address the deeper needs around transportation?
Registration is Now Open
Learn biomimicry and how to apply it while competing for cash prizes with students from around the world.
Register your team for immediate access to the biomimicry design resources and start developing your design solution today!
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Biologist at the Design Table sessions scheduled
All registered teams have access to a Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT), a biologist specifically trained in biomimicry thinking, throughout the course of the Challenge. See the BaDT session schedule and instructions at the bottom of the Design Resources page, or check the blog for more information.
Biomimicry consultant, Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker captures the most inspiring and world changing ideas from this past June’s first Global Biomimicry Conference in the series of articles below. Enjoy!
“If you want to know how to rebuild,” she said, “Go to the shoreline. Ask what survived there, and why. Look for the survivors and replicate their strategies.” – Janine Benyus
Biomimicry: Mother Nature as a 3D Printer?
Jul 11, 2013 … By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. Last month, over 350 bio-inspired futurists from all over the world came together to ask how humans can …
How Would Nature Create A ‘Generous City’?
Jul 9, 2013 … By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. At the end of June, over 350 bio-inspired teachers, designers, architects, biologists, industrialists, and …
The First Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference
Jul 4, 2013 … By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of being a part of the 7th Annual Biomimicry Education Summit, …
With biomimicry: a regenerative economy free from environmental debt
Jul 18, 2013 … By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. Last month, the first ever Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Boston …
Examining How Nature Would Do “Green Chemistry”
Jul 17, 2013 … By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. Last month, over 350 visionary teachers, designers, architects, biologists, industrialists, and policy-makers …
3p Contributor, Author at TriplePundit
By Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D. Last month, the first ever Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Boston brought together over …
By Jennifer Welsh
In a world filled with 7 billion people crammed into mega cities, human kind will have to adapt before we can continue to grow, or else we will destroy the only home we’ve ever known. We need to look to nature for instructions on how to survive on this planet in ways that are “conductive to life,” according to biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus.