Category: Design

Get back to basics with this free, fun introductory course

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Want to brush up on biomimicry core concepts and practices? The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology.

This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help us solve human design challenges. The course will run for 4 weeks from March 7-April 1, 2016.

The course will be led by the director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, Cindy Gilbertand will...

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Make your own Real Food Film

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For all you budding (or experinced) filmmakers our there, our friends at Real Food Media just launched a new Real Food Films contest. Read on for more details.

Call for Entries: 4-Minute Food Films - Deadline March 1st

The Real Food Films Contest seeks short films highlighting powerful stories of food, farming and sustainability from food waste to urban agriculture, from labor fights to innovative solutions stories. The Contest accepts films in a range of formats - from docs to narrative and animated - in search of the world’s best under-four minute food...

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Tell the world you're "Inspired By Nature"

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Looking for gifts that share your love of nature? Want to help the Biomimicry Institute educate and empower innovators to use nature-inspired design? Check out our new line of biomimicry tees, totes, onesies, and more for the holiday season. These items are perfect for kids, significant others, parents, grandparents, friends, colleagues—anyone who is inspired and awed by the natural world.

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What are you grateful for in nature?

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Being thankful is part of the joy of being a biomimic. Once you see that the living world is teeming with tangible wayposts that direct us to a more sustainable future, it's hard not to feel profoundly grateful each time you step outside.

With the holiday season approaching, we want to share what makes us thankful in nature and invite you to do the same. Post a pic of yourself or a loved one holding a #THANKOUTSIDE sign in your favorite outdoor spot, explain what you're thankful for in nature, and post to Twitter or Instagram using the...

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