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Announcing the Land Institute sub-challenge!

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We are thrilled to be partnering with pioneering agricultural research organization The Land Institute to offer a $1000 sub-challenge for innovative new approaches to how we grow our food. Scientists at The Land Institute have spent decades researching crop species and agricultural approaches that mimic how ecosystems survive and thrive in the wild. 

Now, the Land Institute and the BGDC are looking for sustainable solutions for how to handle crop succession in a perennial agricultural system. The challenge is: how do you replace perennial crops with other...

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Two free ways to learn about biomimicry

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Want to learn more about the fundamentals of biomimicry? Interested in how to translate your biomimicry design idea to a marketable one? There are a series of upcoming online classes and webinars that can help you out.

For those of you who want to brush up on biomimicry basics, here's a great opportunity to do so in a fun way. 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. The course will run from March 7-April 1, 2016. You can learn more about...

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Design Challenge finalist makes Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

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Arne Pauwels, founder of Wakati and a finalist in the 2013 Biomimicry Student Design Challenge, was recently named one of Europe's top young social entrepreneurs in Forbes' latest Top 30 under 30 list.

Arne and his team from the Artesis University College in Belgium won second place in the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge for their innovative method for preserving fruits and vegetables without refrigeration. Inspired by honeybees and plants, this low-cost evaporative cooler is designed to keep perishable food fresh longer after harvest, using less water and...

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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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