Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Ecocentricity Blog: Role-Reversal

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

Five Nature-Inspired Climate Change Solutions Advance to Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Winners announced for a biomimicry innovation challenge that seeks solutions to climate change
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Five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world have been chosen to participate in the newest cohort of the world’s only business accelerator program dedicated to bringing nature-inspired solutions to market.

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Five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world have been chosen to participate in the newest cohort of the world’s only business accelerator program dedicated to bringing nature-inspired solutions to market.

Biomimicry with Janine Benyus

Shared from AskNature.org
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A 20-minute film featuring Janine Benyus introducing biomimicry and explaining how mimicking nature can solve some of our most pressing problems.

 

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A 20-minute film featuring Janine Benyus introducing biomimicry and explaining how mimicking nature can solve some of our most pressing problems.

 

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter | November 2016

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The Ray Launches a New Website
What if we reimagine the way we connect our communities, our lives and our world? That’s the question we’re asking about 18 miles of I-85 – the stretch of interstate that connects Ray Anderson’s hometown of West Point, Ga. and the birthplace of his company Interface, LaGrange, Ga. We have a vision to make The Ray the most sustainable highway in the world.

New Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens

Looking to nature to solve pressing climate change issues; crowdsourcing nature-inspired solutions to climate change
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November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change.

And the Audience Roared

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

Soil Restoration Innovation Wins $100,000 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge “Ray of Hope” Prize

A Chilean team has won the first Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 grand prize for a nature-inspired solution that creates healthy soil.
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October 22, 2016/3BL Media/ - A team from the Ceres Regional Center for Fruit and Vegetable Innovation in Chile has won the first-ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an international design competition and accelerator program that crowdsources nature-inspired solutions to big sustainability challenges, such as climate change, food system issues, water management, and alternative energy.

Ecocentricity Blog: People Will Come

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We built the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. But we didn’t know if teams would enter. We didn’t know if their ideas would be as innovative and impactful as we hoped, as we need. We didn’t know if “people would come.”

James Earl Jones was right. I mean, of course he was. He’s James Earl Jones. If I ever met James Earl Jones and he told me direct exposure of sunlight to my retina is a good thing, I might throw my sunglasses away.

Mimicking Nature to Fight Climate Change

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge seeks solutions that copy natural systems.
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Reprinted from Take Part article by John R. Platt

John R. Platt recently wrote an article that does a great job of articulating the role that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge plays in helping address climate change.  As the sponsor of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is pleased to share this story.

Can nature teach us how to mitigate the effects of climate change, or even to reverse it?

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