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Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

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Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

"One day, flying high, I saw a really big area with no forest, just grass. I realized that we need to make an innovation to solve this problem," said Bruno, an industrial designer.

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There are 17 million hectares of land - approximately the size of Florida...

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Challenge yourself to design generously

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Can human designs give more to the planet than they take? We need a new generation of innovators, who know how to create man-made materials, products, and systems that are regenerative, circular, and generous to all species.

We challenge you to learn how to design generously in the newly-launched Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Whether you’re a university educator looking for a project-based learning experience, a university student eager to learn biomimicry by applying it to real-world climate change issues, or a professional looking to apply a new lens...

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And the 2018 winners are...

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Game-changing ideas begin by seeing the possibilities for a sustainable world reflected in the living systems that surround us. That’s what we celebrate each year in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge—a competition that asks innovators to create radically sustainable human designs inspired by the natural world. 

There are a lot of solutions to celebrate. Eight teams from around the world have been chosen as winners in the 2018 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. In addition to cash prizes, these teams will be invited to join the Biomimicry Launchpad,...

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Deadline extended! BGDC submissions are now due May 8.

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Could you use some more time to put the finishing touches on your Biomimicry Global Design Challenge submission? Good news - you have a whole extra week!

The final submission deadline is now : May 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7).

You can read up on the submission requirements here

We look forward to your submissions! If you have any questions, please email challenge(at)biomimicry.org.

Note: The submission platform will not accept late entries. We recommend submitting your materials at least a day in advance of the deadline in order to avoid...

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