biomimicry

Ray of Hope Prize® Awarded to GreenPod Labs for Nature-Inspired Solution to Food Loss

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The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize to GreenPod Labs, an India-based agricultural biotechnology startup focused on tackling food loss problems in developing countries.

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The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize to GreenPod Labs, an India-based agricultural biotechnology startup focused on tackling food loss problems in developing countries.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Companies Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

Biomimicry Institute announces new cohort of bioinspired startups participating in the Ray of Hope Prize® program
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From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program.  

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From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program.  

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.

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