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At Biomimicry Chicago, we are learning from nature, cross-pollinating innovative ideas, inspiring locally attuned design, and accelerating the path to a more sustainable Chicago. To learn more about our network and our current activities, please visit us at biomimicrychicago.net.

To learn more about biomimicry, please explore the below resources. You will also find additional biomimicry resources related to our projects on our website - just click on the link above.

Janine Benyus TEDGlobal 2009
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you’ll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.


Janine Benyus TEDTalk Feb 2005
In this inspiring talk about developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.


Biomimicry:  Innovation Inspired by Nature
The book that began a movement.  Authored by Biomimicry Guild founder Janine Benyus.