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Speaker: France Guertin

Imagine a world where we could grow food like a prairie, fabricate energy like a plant, filter water like a mangrove, change color like a chameleon, or walk through an industrial site like we do a forest.  Come explore the emerging discipline of biomimicry – the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. This Science Cafe will illustrate how organisms in the Natural World can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable. The concept of biomimicry is so simple that you may wonder what took us so long? What are the barriers for adopting this approach in our industries, businesses and policies? How can we develop a new attitude that will lead us to the next Era – the Ecological Era?

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