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As these videos bring to life, ecological design systems are far more efficient, economical, and humane than current design norms. In place of today’s failed brute-force approaches that attempt to dominate the natural world, these innovators are demonstrating sophisticated ways of designing buildings, vehicles, technologies, cities and social systems to interact harmoniously with living systems - enlivening you with just how advanced the Ecological Design revolution is. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Gary Greenberg (sandgrains.com)

Bioneers: Ecological Design Bioneers

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As these videos bring to life, ecological design systems are far more efficient, economical, and humane than current design norms. In place of today’s failed brute-force approaches that attempt to dominate the natural world, these innovators are demonstrating sophisticated ways of designing buildings, vehicles, technologies, cities and social systems to interact harmoniously with living systems - enlivening you with just how advanced the Ecological Design revolution is. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs, annual conference and local gatherings. Cover image by Gary Greenberg (sandgrains.com)

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    The Nature of Innovation | Jay Harman

    The Nature of Innovation | Jay Harman

    The President-CEO of PAX Scientific reveals how scientists and designers are taking cues from nature to find breakthrough solutions. Take sunscreen modeled on hippo sweat. How might we borrow the recipe? It’s time for a fresh look at technology and design, with nature as our mentor.

    This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers Annual Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min
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    Intellectual Ecology, Green Chemistry | John Warner

    Intellectual Ecology, Green Chemistry | John Warner

    It’s time to create the green molecular building blocks that make green technology truly clean, from raw materials and production to social justice. World-renowned green chemist John Warner illustrates how we can create a new generation of biomimetic and green molecular building blocks to help us reach the “world we want.” A founder of Green Chemistry, he has published over 200 patents, papers and books. He’s founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and co-founder of Beyond Benign, a nonprofit for sustainability and green chemistry education.

    This speech was given at the 2014 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 21 min
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    The Biomimicry Network Effect | Janine Benyus

    The Biomimicry Network Effect | Janine Benyus

    The acclaimed biologist, innovation consultant and author Janine Benyus illuminates how the biomimicry community can collaborate with nature on a hot list of challenges that just can’t wait. Invoking leading-edge science, she shows how biological networks can provide a model to spread good ideas far and wide.

    This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers Annual Conference.
    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 25 min
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    Biomimicry: Life’s Operating Manual | Dayna Baumeister

    Biomimicry: Life’s Operating Manual | Dayna Baumeister

    Envision what our world would and could look like if we actually started reading and following the directions contained in “Life’s Operating Manual.” Co-founder with Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Guild and Biomimicry Institute, Dayna Baumeister provides an eagle’s-eye view of biomimicry breakthroughs using ecological design and nature-inspired technologies that emulate nature’s profound design sophistication. She has worked in the field of biomimicry with Janine Benyus since 1998 and designed and teaches the world’s first Biomimicry Professional Certification Program. Introduction by Byrony Schwan, Executive Director of the Biomimicry Institute.

    This speech was given at the 2011 Bioneers National Conference.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 31 min
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    Living Buildings and a Regenerative World | Jason McLennan

    Living Buildings and a Regenerative World | Jason McLennan

    The visionary founder of the Living Building Challenge illuminates the game-changing impacts of the world's most advanced and provocative green building certification program. He chronicles its core principles, its global influence on designers, builders, communities and educational systems, and its manifest progress transforming the interface between human habitats and the natural world into a virtuous cycle.

    This speech took place at the 2013 Bioneers Annual Conference and is part of the Ecological Design Collection, Vol. 2.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min
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    Cosmomimicry: Why the Universe Matters | David McConville

    Cosmomimicry: Why the Universe Matters | David McConville

    The Buckminster Fuller Institute Board Chair illustrates the geocentric view of the universe as our renewed cosmic model. Earth – our observational center – is also our ecological center. Yet we can embrace systems thinking as far-reaching as the universe and find a restorative path to our future - knowing “the universe we design for is the universe we’re going to get.”

    This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Eco-Design Collection, Vol. 2.

    Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

    To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.

    For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

    • 22 min

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