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Review for The Biomimicry Institute, Missoula, MT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am certain that the study and practice of biomimicry in everything we do, business, product design, food production, housing, education--is essential. The Institute of Biomimicry is the organization providing the education, training, network, and awareness to make this happen in society. I have a consumer product prototype. I am determined to integrate bio-inspired principles to solve our design challenges. The Institute has continually provided the expertise, research support, and direct outreach to help me find a designer--which is the make-or-break reality of this project. Because of their personal commitment and stellar professionalism, I am educating myself about how to find biomimicry solutions in my work. The Biomimicry Institute holds, without a doubt, the answers to what we unnecessarily grapple with about environmental and economic recovery.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

1) My ability to network with the right professionals; 2)build my design skills; 3)introduce others to the importance of their educational services; 4)commit to learning about and implementing bio-inspired practices in every aspect of my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fund it generously to make it an integral part of public life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the courage and focus and intelligence to offer solutions that will help us to make the immediate and long-term changes in all educational, economic, and environmental realms.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed, patient, responsive, professional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1. be present in every school, starting in elementary school 2. change the design, production, and manufacturing of consumer goods to align with natural processes 3. eliminate waste 4. restore farm lands 5. protect natural resources

Ways to make it better...

to have more bio-inspired designers to work with; I am looking for a team in the future, including design students who have specialized in biomimicry.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Awareness. We need a funded public education campaign to make biomimicry a household name and to educate policy makers to see the impact and possibilities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

There is no time to waste. The importance of biomimicry is obvious. Make it known. See the results in people's lives around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & After arduous research, I contacted The Biomimicry Institute to help identify bio-inspired product designers. They put me in touch with practitioners worldwide and went out of their way to offer books, contacts, and courses.