Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take a Survey, Win a Prize!

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute is hosting a short survey to get reactions and feedback to a variety of early stage concepts for the future of their education and training programs. By taking the survey, you enter for a chance to win either a free seat in the Intro to Biomimicry Foundational course or free access to the online Biomimicry Resource Handbook (prizes can also be gifted). This is a great opportunity to help steer the direction of this important work.

This is the link to the survey:

The deadline to complete is Sept 15 at midnight. Winners will be notified Sept 16.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Resilient Communities Inspired by Nature!

Biomimicry Chicago co-founder Amy Coffman Phillips wrote an article on resilient communities inspired by nature for the Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago blog - check it and let us know what you think! Let's start a conversation about local resiliency for our communities by looking to Nature's communities as inspiration. 
"The resiliency challenges we face must be planned for and addressed now – prior to them becoming a crisis – in order for our efforts to be effective. Fortunately, we have models we can look to when tackling such seemingly large obstacles."
Click here to read more and join the conversation!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Biomimicry at the Greening the Heartland Conference!

In a few weeks, check out the Greening the Heartland conference where fellow Biomimicry Chicago collaborators will be facilitating a 4-hour workshop on Net-Zero Energy using biomimicry as an innovation methodology. 

"Discovering Innovative Solutions for Designing Net-Zero Energy Buildings Today: An Immersive Prairie Lab Experience"

Monday, September 9th 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Code: GM11 (additional fee applies)

Session Description:
The founding partners of Prairie Lab – an innovative professional education provider - present a facilitated brainstorming and problem-solving workshop in an innovative, immersive learning experience. Participants will be presented with challenges within the sustainable design sphere, and facilitators will guide participants through a hands-on learning process to identify and select possible solutions to those challenges. Through facilitated discussion and collaboration, participants then will work through the solutions to specifically apply them in context. Attendees will learn skills and processes that form a critical foundation for successful integrative design.

Please register here.

Presenters: Michelle Halle Stern, Amy Coffman Philips, and Joseph Clair, Prairie Lab, LLC