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The Biomimicry Institute

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Causes: Biological & Life Sciences, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Environment, Higher Education, Literacy, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: We are nurturing a global community of people who look to the natural world for ideas, designs, and strategies for sustainable design. We want to bring biology to the design table. The mission of the Biomimicry Institute is to empower people to design nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

Results: We created a first-ever biomimetic chemistry lab lesson plan - showing high school students that we can make building materials - cement - without destructive mining or using excessive amounts of energy, and sequestering carbon! We also 'crowd sourced' a university level Student Design Challenge and attracted 120 teams from around the world to compete. See their amazing design entries here: http://biomimicrydesignchallenge.com/p/2011-winners

Target demographics: environment

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: AskNature.org, Student Design Challenge, Biomimicry Education

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