The afternoon Keynote speaker, Dr. Dayna Baumeister, inspired the CBSR Summit’s delegates with a concept many of us have not yet been exposed to – Biomimicry – defined as a conscious effort to emulate nature’s genius. Giving an entire new meaning to the expression, ‘ thinking outside the box’, Dr. Baumeister revealed the boundless possibilities found within the natural world that could help solve business challenges and challenges of survival.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will teach participants how to apply lessons from nature to spur innovation toward creating healthier, more resilient societies.
(3BL Media) August 20, 2012 - Biomimicry is an old practice and new discipline that emulates nature’s time-tested strategies for surviving and thriving sustainably on Earth. Formaldehyde-free building materials modeled after mussels, networks that emulate slime mold, and self-cleaning paint inspired by lotus leaves are a few examples.
How Green Entrepreneurs Are Building the Innovation Economy of the 21st Century
As the Great Recession slowly recedes it’s clear that we’re not going back to the world of 2006. The world has changed, whether we like it or not. But where exactly are we going? In his State of the Union Address tonight, President Obama spoke about reinventing America to compete in this new world, about investing in innovation to move our country and our economy forward. Green entrepreneurs are bound to be a central part of this new innovation economy but not just because the government says so. The future of business is green because it makes fundamental sense on every level.