Running the industrial age backwards –Hawken and Benyus

…”if you are decreasing life in the planet don’t talk to me about sustainability”


How modern technology is inspired by the natural world –John Nychka

BAW03’s Saturday Dinner & Drinks Event

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Register to BAW03 Saturday Night Event @ Devaney’s  here!

Register to the Biomimicry Alberta Workshop here!


Image Credits : Toshiyasu Morita

BAW03: Biomimicry Alberta Workshop Summer Series 2017

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Do you enjoy the strange mix of nature, technology and science?  Join us for a two day workshop to explore strategies from the natural world and investigate how they can inform human design and technology.  The weekend will include providing a broad introduction to the concept of biomimicry with a focus in on the insect world; the program includes a mixture of outdoors and classroom learning and presentations from local naturalists and researchers.  This 3rd Biomimicry Alberta workshop is intended for students and professionals from any discipline and background interested in design and a sustainable future for Alberta (or anywhere!)

June 24-25, @ University of Alberta

Registration now open here!

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Register to BAW03 Saturday Night Event @ Devaney’s  here!

BGDC: Call for Team Member – Video Expertise

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We are a group of professionals from Edmonton preparing a submission to enter this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The challenge this year is to create a nature-inspired innovation that combats climate change.  Our team is looking for a video editor or producer to help us create a 3 minute video pitch for the submission.  Called ReRoot, our concept looks to the wood wide web and fungal internet to improve the structure and function of community groups and encourage local material cycling.
The submission deadline is April 30th, and we’re hoping to have a draft by the 15th.  We have developed a storyboard, captured some video, and have still images, but need some serious help stitching it all together and recording and adding audio voice over and music.  Perks include a portion of the winnings (and the glory!) if our submission carries forward to the next round.
If you are looking to produce a high-quality portfolio piece that will be posted online and viewed by an international audience, please contact so we can coordinate a meeting and get started!