GOJO Blog: Biomimicry - Combining Innovation and Sustainability

By Emily Kennedy Biomimicry Fellow, GOJO

Biomimicry is a design-by-analogy method. It involves repurposing biological strategies to solve human technical and social challenges. As a result of natural selection, biological strategies are highly adapted and differentiated, and tend to be remarkably resource efficient. This makes biology a rich source of inspiration for novel, environmentally sustainable product innovations.

Biomimicry is a Promising Approach for Driving Innovation, Study Finds

Study findings are significant as the objectives of businesses have shifted to innovation driven by environmental sustainability
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Nature Inspired Home Gardening System Wins Student Living Product Prize in Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 2016 student Living Product Prize has been awarded to a team from California State University, Long Beach for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

California Team’s Nature-Inspired Home Gardening System Captures the Student Living Product Prize

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge teams up with the Living Future Institute to issue a prize for products that function as elegantly as the natural world.
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SEATTLE, August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ A team from California State University, Long Beach has won the 2016 student Living Product Prize for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

Meet the New Food System Game-Changers


Reprinted with permission from Biomimicry Institute Blog

We know that biomimicry is the most hopeful sustainable design approach out there and the ten winning teams in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge echo that hope loud and clear.

Using Nature's Design Principles to Create a Radically Sustainable Food System

Winners Announced for food system-focused biomimicry innovation challenge
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June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Hundreds of students and professionals answered the call to help fix our broken food system by looking to nature to create design solutions.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2016


Foundation Awards Gray Notes Grants to The University of Georgia and Presidio Graduate School

A New Look at CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility (All-Videos issue)


Now online -- To begin its 24 year of publishing on sustainable business and investing - the award-winning 'GreenMoney Journal' launches its first-ever all Videos issue on “CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility” (May 2016).  

It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams


Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

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.

That's A Lot of Water! Emory University Recycles 400,000 Gallons Per Day


Emory University’s WaterHub is able to treat wastewater on-site and meet nearly 40% of the University’s water needs, which should save it millions of dollars over the next 20 years. 

Is 400,000 a large number? I suppose that depends.


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