Below you'll find media resources for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
- BGDC 2018 winner announcement (June 2018)
- Nature-inspired water collection system wins 2017 Ray of Hope Prize® (October 2017)
- BGDC 2017 winner announcement (July 2017)
- Soil restoration innovation wins first Ray of Hope Prize (October 2016)
- Learn more about the 2017-18 Launchpad teams and their climate change innovations.
- You can find information on past Launchpad teams here.
ABOUT THE 2018 CHALLENGE
You need the planet...and the planet needs you!
The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change. Use nature-inspired design to create solutions to address energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, food systems, transportation, water management, coastal communities, fossil fuel usage, and more.
Design your best nature-inspired solution to help solve our climate change crisis and you could win cash prizes and a chance to join the Biomimicry Launchpad and compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®.
Visit challenge.biomimicry.org to register and learn more.
The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a challenge to look to our planet’s living systems to help solve the greatest issue of our time—climate change. The 2017-18 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is mobilizing thousands of students and professionals worldwide to tackle climate-related challenges using biomimicry. The goal: to show how nature-inspired design can provide viable solutions to the current climate crisis.
Over billions of years, living organisms on our planet have learned to adapt, survive, and thrive. We need to do the same. The impacts of our rapidly-changing climate are becoming more evident every day, with rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, and extreme weather events happening with increasing frequency. Inventors worldwide are using nature-inspired design to create solutions to address energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, food systems, transportation, water management, coastal communities, fossil fuel usage, and more. Applying nature’s design blueprints to our climate crisis can turn the tide.
Participants get access to our collection of biomimicry resources, the chance to be featured in high profile media, advice from experts and mentors, and the opportunity to win cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to join the Biomimicry Launchpad, where they will compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, which will be awarded each year. Visit challenge.biomimicry.org to learn more and register.
SOCIAL MEDIA SAMPLES
Announcing a new chance to learn biomimicry and help solve climate change! Join this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. You could win cash prizes and be invited to join the Biomimicry Launchpad to compete for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®. Learn more here: challenge.biomimicry.org
The planet needs nature-inspired changemakers. Are you one of them? Join the #Biomimicry Challenge challenge.biomimicry.org @biomimicryinst
Take #climateaction w nature as your guide. Join our #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: challenge.biomimicry.org #socinn #climateaction
How can #biomimicry help solve one of the greatest issues of our time? #climatechange challenge.biomimicry.org. #asknature @rayslegacy @biomimicryinst