Okay, maybe a little bit. But really, I’m taking this week off from writing because I just happened to stumble upon a video that connected too perfectly to my last post. Remember when I said that tossing out a single strawberry wastes about a half-gallon of water? Well, the folks at savethefood.com decided to create a two-minute film showing you the full life of that wasted strawberry.
It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.
One finalist team will win the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s $100,000 grand prize for a nature-inspired food-systems solution.
April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 2016 National Bioneers Conference will host the first-ever awards ceremony for the world’s premiere biomimicry design prize, the $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize. The prize will be awarded to one of seven finalist teams in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, a worldwide design competition that crowdsources nature-inspired solutions to climate change issues, like food systems, water management, and alternative energy.
Harvest. It feels like an old word, something people used to do centuries ago. Kind of like blacksmithing and spinning thread. It also feels like Autumn, mainly because the closest I’ve ever come to harvesting anything is picking apples in October in the mountains of Virginia.
Harvesting still happens every year though, and it is the beginning of a journey for our food. If our food successfully makes the trip, it will be nourishment for someone. If not, our food will be lost or wasted, and it would be better if it had never been grown at all.
Roman Catholics have prayers for pretty much everything. Need to sell your house? We’ve got prayers for the intercession of St. Joseph for that. Lose that special piece of jewelry that belonged to your grandmother? St. Anthony is ready to help! And if you’re about to set out on a journey, the angels tend to be good protectors.
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ATLANTA and PARIS, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- “The market undervalues sustainable business practices as they are evaluated by a flawed model of both growth and prosperity.” It’s a quote that sounds like it could have come directly from Ray Anderson, but instead, it comes from Michael Molitor, an academic and consultant who has recently been named a Senior Fellow of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.