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Janine Benyus Quotes: "Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that's already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn."

Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that's already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.




Janine Benyus Quotes: "The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone."

The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone.




Janine Benyus Quotes: "For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now."

For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world."

The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world.




Janine Benyus Quotes: "Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water."

Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Nature works with five polymers. Only five polymers. In the natural world, life builds from the bottom up, and it builds in resilience and multiple uses."

Nature works with five polymers. Only five polymers. In the natural world, life builds from the bottom up, and it builds in resilience and multiple uses.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "What if, every time I started to invent something, I asked, 'How would nature solve this?'"

What if, every time I started to invent something, I asked, 'How would nature solve this?'




Janine Benyus Quotes: "Life creates conditions conducive to life."

Life creates conditions conducive to life.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability."

When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "The answers to how to live sustainably on our planet are all around us."

The answers to how to live sustainably on our planet are all around us.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "If we are to use our tools in the service of fitting in on Earth, our basic relationship to nature--even the story we tell ourselves about who we are in the universe--has to change."

If we are to use our tools in the service of fitting in on Earth, our basic relationship to nature--even the story we tell ourselves about who we are in the universe--has to change.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Life solves its problems with well-adapted designs, life-friendly chemistry and smart material and energy use."

Life solves its problems with well-adapted designs, life-friendly chemistry and smart material and energy use.




Janine Benyus Quotes: "In reality, we haven't escaped the gravity of life at all. We are still beholden to ecological laws, the same as any other life-form."

In reality, we haven't escaped the gravity of life at all. We are still beholden to ecological laws, the same as any other life-form.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Cooperation in the most natural thing in the world"

Cooperation in the most natural thing in the world



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Listening to nature's operating instructions."

Listening to nature's operating instructions.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earths most precious gift."

Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earths most precious gift.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "The truth is, natural organisms have managed to do everything we want to do without guzzling fossil fuels, polluting the planet or mortgaging the future."

The truth is, natural organisms have managed to do everything we want to do without guzzling fossil fuels, polluting the planet or mortgaging the future.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Organisms dont think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block."

Organisms dont think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "There are literally as many ideas as there are organisms."

There are literally as many ideas as there are organisms.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "The real survivors are the Earth inhabitants that have lived millions of years without consuming their ecological capital, the base from which all abundance flows."

The real survivors are the Earth inhabitants that have lived millions of years without consuming their ecological capital, the base from which all abundance flows.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Biological knowledge is doubling every five years."

Biological knowledge is doubling every five years.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution."

Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution.



Janine Benyus Quotes: "Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination"

Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination