"The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone."
- Janine Benyus
After 3.8 billion years and a lot of trial and error, animals and plants have become astoundingly good at a variety of tasks ("humans still take the cake in the watching stuff and getting fat category.”) As a result, the field of Biomimicry has ballooned in recent years as scientists and companies are discovering new and interesting ways to extract Nature’s intellectual property. (Biomimicry 3.8)
According to B 3.8, they are "a new species of company with a global reach that weaves together their non-profit and for-profit goals. Biomimicry 3.8 extends and expands upon their heritage of bringing together scientists, engineers, architects, and other innovators to create sustainable technologies and business practices."
"Under the colorful umbrella of the Biomimicry 3.8 brand, you’ll find their non-profit institute, corporate consulting firm, and worldwide speakers bureau as well as their new Professional Pathways training and certification system." Also, check out B 3.8's award winning database, AskNature.org to investigate nature's strategies that overcome problems.