Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a scientific design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating Nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The core idea is that Nature, after 3.8 billion years of research and development, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with in industry, government and agriculture, such as packaging, transportation, energy production, non-toxic chemistry, carbon sequestration, crop production and a whole lot more.
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2012 EPA Biomimicry Workshop Syllabus
The goal of the workshop is to learn how to apply the biomimicry methodology to discover strategies used by Nature to solve our environmental challenges. In addition, participants gained experience in working on a team that is composed of multiple disciplines.
Final Projects and Reports from the 2012 EPA Biomimicry Workshop Series: