“Our purpose is to turn toward nature, to learn to become a welcome species on this home that is ours, but not ours alone.”
– Janine Benyus, Biomimicry 3.8
Biomimicry is a design discipline that discovers sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, evolved elegantly over 3.8 billion years.
For example, biomimicry is the pathway for creating a solar cell that functions like a leaf, or a non-toxic adhesive inspired by gecko’s feet. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.
Watch “Biomimicry” – a 20 minute film by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tree Media.
Biomimicry 3.8 is the global thought-leader in the field, and has provided the inspiration and training foundational to a global movement of innovators. Biomimicry for Social Innovation focuses specifically on developing an ecosystem of practices and practitioners applying nature’s intelligence to transform the ways we lead organizational and societal change.
Toby is the Founder of Biomimicry for Social Innovation. As a Certified Biomimicry Specialist through Biomimicry 3.8, her focus is on applying nature’s genius to leadership, social change, and organizational innovation. Toby is a Senior Trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Institute and co-founder of the Cultivating Women’s Leadership training intensives…
This site is a watering hole — a gathering place for those of turning to nature’s intelligence as inspiration for adapting society, business, organizations, and how we lead.
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