In Silicon Valley, where startups are born just as quickly as they perish, the predominant saying is, “Innovate or Die.” In the natural world, that saying holds true in an even more literal sense, and applies to not only entire species, but the ecosystems of which they are an integral part. Unlike Silicon Valley, the […]Read more "Nature: the coolest #startup in the world"
Inspiration When I ran for VP of Communications for my graduate program’s student association, I mentioned the idea of creating a Charter Message for our association of students to serve as a long term manifesto that would guide and inspire. Many heads were nodding throughout the room as I spoke of the common values we […]Read more "The (Re)generation Charter: a manifesto for net positive design + innovation"
On Monday, April 13th Terrapin Bright Green launch their latest white paper, “Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation and Business“. The paper, sponsored by NYSERDA, features 101 nature inspired innovations and where they are in the marketplace — from concept to prototype, development and market. Congruent with GDP, bioinspired innovation could contribute approximately […]Read more "101 Ways Nature Will Save the Planet (and collaborate with mankind)"
When I was in college, I had a professor named Mike. Professor Mike (who is still teaching at the University at Buffalo) taught Fluvial Geomorphology — the dynamics of how rivers and lakes change and evolve over time, on their own. He was the kind of teacher who was more of a person than a professor and […]Read more "Nature’s Hidden Lessons: and how my favorite teacher taught me how to find them"
The room of over 100 homosapiens was buzzing like bees, as a diverse tribe of eco geeks, science nerds and finance dweebs met and exchanged ideas and shared interests at Impact Hub NYC to learn more about the promise of “The #Regenerative Economy” during BiomimicryNYC’s network building event. Focusing on economic metrics, business and investment […]Read more "Aligning Business + Nature Through Biomimicry"
170 teams from 22 countries have registered for Biomimicry 3.8’s annual Student Design Challenge. This year’s theme is sustainable transportation, and students will be mentored by biologists trained in Biomimicry design tools, asking nature how it transports resources and beings in sustainable ways. According to a new paper published by Embarq, the total public and […]Read more "Students Use Biomimicry in Global Design Challenge"