Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gearing up for BioCheers!

A new sign to help you find us at tonight's BioCheers! We're meeting at the southeast corner of the lawn to see Pink Martini perform while getting to know other biomimics and bioneers. See our event page on facebook to learn more! 

Biomimicry Chicago's Prairie Project Featured on the Metropolis Blog

Biomimicry Chicago's Prairie Project is featured on the Metropolis blog! Read all about it here.

Have you ever sat in your home or office and wondered what your part of the world looked like before your community was there? What ecosystems and organisms sat where you do now and how did they adapt and thrive through the same challenges that we face today?
Our built environment faces many challenges in adapting to a changing climate, from storm water management and drought tolerance to energy use optimization and eliminating waste. By recognizing that our communities and cities have been built on, and in most cases destroyed, land that was previously occupied we can we learn from our native ecosystems to design more resilient, well-adapted communities.
Read more at the Metropolis blog. 
Let us know what you think and contact us to get involved!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Biomimicry in Metropolis Magazine

Biomimicry Chicago Co-Founder Lindsay James is featured in the print edition of Metropolis Magazine!
"Lindsay James has an intriguing new job. She is Interface’s vice president of restorative enterprise. It’s a highfalutin title for what will initially be a two-person team dedicated to transforming the carpet tile manufacturer into—in the words of the company—'an enterprise that restores the environment as well as preserves and protects it.'”
Check out the article "Giving Back: In the post–Ray Anderson era, Interface sets itself even higher goals" and send a tweet to @CLindsayJames to let her know what you think!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Join Biomimicry Chicago and Chicago Bioneers for a new summer seasonal event! We’re bringing together our communities to celebrate the seasons while cross-pollinating interesting ideas. RSVP at our Facebook event page so we'll know to look for you!

Biomimicry Global Conference - June 21-23

We are getting psyched to travel to Boston for the Biomimicry Conference! Biomimicry Chicago's Amy Coffman Phillips and Lindsay James will be presenting a couple of workshops and the one and only Janine Benyus will keynote! Join us!

Janine Benyus to Keynote Biomimicry Summit/Conference on Biomimicry Network

Leaders in biomimicry innovation and education from around the world will gather at the University of Massachusetts Boston from June 21-23 to share the latest research, trends, and best practices in nature-inspired innovation at the 1st Global Biomimicry Conference and 7th Annual Education Summit, sponsored by the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. Registration deadline is June 10, 2013.

Genius of the Biome

Have you had a chance to look at HOK and Biomimicry3.8's new Genius of the Biome report? If not, here is your chance - such an amazing reference for looking at the temperate deciduous forest from the eyes of a biomimicry-inspired designer.