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Biomimicry: Ask Nature What Works

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Learn From Nature

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's models and the emulates these forms, processes, and strategies to solve human problems. Sustainability is already a given, because after all, nature has made all these systems work for 3.8 billion years.

How does nature deal with evenly distributing nourishment within a system for example? Ask a leaf or the branch of a tree, and you will see established patterns, mathematical formulas that nature makes use of time and again. The forms are there for us to study, to learn from -- and to design in accordance with.

The study of biomimicry itself is less than 15 years old, but it's spreading rapidly.

"It's become popular in the design disciplines mainly I think because people are trying to find more sustainable ways to do things, and organisms know how to do this." says Janine Benyus president of the Biomimicry Institute.

Nature is the best engineering teacher of all- it's been there for 3.8 billion years, constantly evolving brilliant solutions. Now there is a movement dedicated to learning and aligning with this infinite wisdom.

--Bibi Farber

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