Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature

“The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone”

–  Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature:

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watch 24 min video , it really is a very beautiful presentation

20 slides taken from the TED presentation that Janine Benyus gave in 2007:
Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature
More info: http://www.biomimicry.net/ + http://www.asknature.org/

Janine gave a beautiful presentation last night at Cosmo Caixa in Barcelona: Nature’s 100 Best Innovations

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

3.8 billion years of research and development
10-30 million species
Well- adapted solutions

Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of life’s genius

What should we ask?

How does life make things? ( Without Heat, Beat and Treat?)

How does life make the most of things? (By Adding Information to Matter)

How does life make “Things” disappear into systems?

12 Big Ideas from Biology:

– 01 self assembly
– 02 CO2 as a feedstock
– 03 solar transformations
– 04 the power of shape
– 05 quenching thirst
– 06 metals without mining
– 07 green chemistry
– 08 timed degradation
– 08 timed degradation
– 10 sensing and responding
– 11 growing fertility
– 12 life’s creates conditions conductive to life

 

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