Film Event - Biomimicry: Learning From Nature
This two-part series is based on the acclaimed book, "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature", by Janine Benyus. Biomimicry (from 'bios' meaning life, and 'mimesis' meaning to imitate) is a new science that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems.
The programs put us in touch with men and women who believe our teachers are all around us. These biomimics are learning from our fellow earthlings - the ecological survivors who have prospered for millions of years. They've survived and met their needs while creating conditions conducive to life for all others around them.
After 3.8 billion years, `life' knows what works and what lasts on earth. Mimicking these designs and strategies - their recipes - could change the way we grow food, harness solar energy, run businesses, even the way we make materials.
The two programs introduce us to several scientists, businesspeople, and authors in this field. Featured in the first program are: Wes Jackson of The Land Institute in Texas; Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface, Inc.; Paul Hawken, author "Natural Capitalism"; and of course Janine Benyus, who co-hosts the program. In the second program we meet Herbert Waite, a biologist at USC - Santa Barbara; Robin Garrell, an organic chemist at UCLA; and Jeff Brinker of Sandia National Labs.
1. Working with nature to developing ideas that create a healthier world.
2. Learning from nature: Instead of dominating nature work with it.
3. Identify techniques and materials that will work with natures evolution.
4. Analyze how natural organisms adapt over time and learn how we can adapt too.
This event is approved for 3 GBCI CE Hours
Cost: Free - Donations are accepted
Questions? Contact Amanda Poindexter at 720-219-3683