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Ecocentricity Blog: Reflecting on Ten Years of our Philanthropic Voyage

By: John A. Lanier
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A sailing parable is the perfect way to capture our foundation’s philanthropic philosophy. We’ve worked hard to put it into effect in our first ten years, and we are proud of our efforts. Still, there is much work to be done.

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A sailing parable is the perfect way to capture our foundation’s philanthropic philosophy. We’ve worked hard to put it into effect in our first ten years, and we are proud of our efforts. Still, there is much work to be done.

Sustainable Investing: What Would Nature Do? What Would Nature Have Me Do?

A look at the Next Thirty Years
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by Katherine Collins, head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam Investments

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: An Invitation To Be Curious, Learn and Adapt

By: Lex Amore
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"To think of the sheer volume of how many people now integrate some kind of nature-inspired and interconnected design thinking process is awe-inspiring. While not everyone came to the [biomimicry] practice from reading Janine’s book, for the Biomimicry Institute it served as the catalyst for its inception."

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"To think of the sheer volume of how many people now integrate some kind of nature-inspired and interconnected design thinking process is awe-inspiring. While not everyone came to the [biomimicry] practice from reading Janine’s book, for the Biomimicry Institute it served as the catalyst for its inception."

From a Meme to a Movement: 25 Years of Biomimicry

Recording of Fireside Chat with Janine Benyus and Lex Amore
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An interview with Janine Benyus at the 25th anniversary of her book: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

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An interview with Janine Benyus at the 25th anniversary of her book: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Ecocentricity Blog - A Quarter Century of Impact: How Biomimicry Has Reframed Humanity's Relationship With Nature

By: John A. Lanier
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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

Buzzing With Inspiration: Lessons From a Honeybee

by Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, Founder of Bee Downtown & Lenovo Innovator
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According to the Biomimicry Institute, “Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.”

Applications Open for Nature-Inspired Startups to Receive $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

The Ray of Hope Prize ® celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.
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Applications are now open for the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are due April 8, 2022.

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Applications are now open for the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize®, organized by the Biomimicry Institute in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This $100,000 Prize is awarded annually to the top nature-inspired startup, and applications are due April 8, 2022.

Ecocentricity Blog - The Science of Stuff: How Biomimicry Can Improve Materials Science

By: John A. Lanier
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When it comes to materials science, the natural world is as good as it gets. Through the practice of biomimicry, humanity can develop new materials that solve a wide range of environmental challenges. For that to happen though, we need more materials scientists to embrace biomimicry.

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When it comes to materials science, the natural world is as good as it gets. Through the practice of biomimicry, humanity can develop new materials that solve a wide range of environmental challenges. For that to happen though, we need more materials scientists to embrace biomimicry.

GreenMoney's Special 200th Issue - Readers' Favorites

Articles, Videos and Podcasts
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Welcome to the special 200th issue of GreenMoney…yes, 200 and going strong!

For this commemorative issue we are looking back and including many of our Readers’ Favorites, i.e., the most-read articles according to Google Analytics. We have also included a few of our own favorite GreenMoney articles, videos and podcasts. While researching, I looked back at our special 150th issue (from January 2020) and realized once again the articles are still quite interesting – so consider checking those out as well. 

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - September 2021

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Updates from the Biomimicry Institute:

Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

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