The Biomimicry Blog

Articles focused on learning from nature
and creating nature-inspired innovations.

The Top 10 Best Biomimicry Examples of 2022 (so far) 🏆

Jan 10, 2023

Hello bio-designers

Every year, the Biomimicry Institute assembles the top nature-inspired startups in the world to accelerate their growth. From facilitating events to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with the wild world (we all need a bit more of that), to providing sustainable and...

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The Biomimicry Life's Principles Explained

Dec 06, 2022

You may have been asked what’s your life purpose before, but have you ever been asked, ‘what is the purpose of Life? Life's purpose is to create conditions conducive to life. Simple, yet profound and long-lasting. 

What’s more interesting to note, is that there are some...

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50 of the World's Best Biomimicry Examples (so far)

Nov 25, 2022

Hi Biomimics

Below is a list of our top 50 innovations inspired by nature. Each nature-based solution has been implemented as a business or a biomimicry invention. The criteria involved an extensive mapping of each biomimicry example, how it meets the Biomimicry Life's Principles, if it can be...

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Why Evolution Never Planned for Greatness. But it achieved it anyway.

Oct 30, 2022

What can you learn from evolution? That is, the process of evolving, not just the theory. This article is an open exploration into the genius of nature at a systems level and discusses evolution and how to think about objectives and end goals. 

The first place to begin is to challenge...

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Instruction Manual: How to Grow a Zebra (and not a Unicorn)

Jul 26, 2022

Who would win in a battle between a unicorn and a zebra? The zebra, for it has so many black belts! With that (stellar) joke out of the way, this article aims to provide you with an instruction manual for growing a Zebra business and share how we’re thinking about it at Learn Biomimicry.

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The Biomimicry Revolution: Turning to Nature's Secrets to Meet the SDGs

May 26, 2022

When you think of sustainability, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s electric cars, the solarpunk movement, or regenerative agriculture. Personally, I imagine a forest. For what is more sustainable than a thriving ecosystem that gives more than it receives, produces no waste, cleans our air...

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10 Lessons from a Biomimicry Practitioner's Learning Journey 📚

May 18, 2022
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What African Wild Dogs can teach the UN Security Council about Voting

Apr 19, 2022

In early March 2022 when Russia voted against a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution condemning its invasion of Ukraine, thereby using its veto power as a permanent member to block the resolution, it got people talking about the effectiveness of the Security Council’s...

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The Best Biomimicry Courses and Certificates of 2022

Mar 29, 2022

Have you been thinking of expanding your biomimicry knowledge or looking to take a biomimicry course or Master's program, but don’t know where to start or which course to take? This article is here to help you by answering those lingering questions you may have. Below is a guide to assist...

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The Passing of Claire Janisch - When Great Trees Fall 🌳

Feb 09, 2022

Dear Change Makers

It is with earth-shaking sadness to share with you that our dear course director and facilitator, friend and colleague Claire Janisch, has passed away peacefully on Monday the 7th of Feb 2022, surrounded by family and friends, at her home in the Midlands, KwaZulu Natal,...

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