With so many brilliant minds in the world, we want to host programs that foster innovation in our community. As we learn to work with nature, we understand that part of our role is to develop new technologies that allow us to be in harmony with nature. Principles of biophilic design and biomimicry aren't taught until post- secondary.
Biophilic: a concept that aims to increase occupant connection to the natural environment through the use of nature within a space. Biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expedite healing; as the world population continues to urbanize, these qualities are ever more important.
Biomimicry: a practice that learns from and mimics nature to find solutions to human design challenges. We’re stressed. Our planet is stressed. Many are losing hope for solving the climate crisis and its many negative effects on ecosystems across the world. Biomimicry gives us hope, because we know the solutions for our greatest challenges are here, accessible, and validated by the many species still alive today.
These practices are crucial for a sustainable future. That is why we offer community competitions that teach these practices and motivate youth to critical think about their environment. We believe that as we continue to do so, we will challenge old ways of thinking, and learn that working with nature is our best solution for a sustainable future.