What Would Nature Do? with Janine Benyus

11/28/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Janine Benyus, writer and biologist extraordinaire, is the author of six books including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry she defines an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. For most of us, this is a new paradigm of thinking; however, it is a very ancient way of thinking that for all practical purposes has been lost in modern cultures. In 1998 Benyus co-founded the Biomimicry Guild and she is the president of the Biomimicry Institute which disseminate these ideas. She has received several awards including the 2009 "Champion of the Earth Award in Science and Innovation" from the United Nations Environmental Programme, Rachel Carson Environmental Ethics award, Lud Bowman award for science writing and numerous others. She has been honored as one of Time International's Heroes of the Environment.

Indeed, what should we do? Perhaps show some respect and humility and not be afraid to ask, "What would nature do?" Part 2 of this interview will be aired December 5th. http://www.janinebenyus.com

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