Lindsay and Amy just got back from our latest intensive week of visioning and deep learning about biomimicry in Spain. The Biomimicry Professional Pathways sent out this email summary and we thought we'd cross post it to give you a flavor of what we experienced. As always, it was an amazing experience. Amy has also written about her experiences at her blog: Liquid Triangle Sustainability. Please check it out!
Amy and Lindsay are presenting a seminar on Biomimicry as a design innovation strategy at the Chicago Center for Green Technology Thursday, April 12th at 6pm. The course is a professional service and free, but registration is required. Hope to see you there!
After asking lots of questions about the economics of sustainable cities in last week’s blog post, we turned to Twitter to try and find some answers. During the very first #CityTalk - a monthly tweetchat launched by me and the chaps at Future Cape Town – we got caught up in a seriously fast-paced discussion on the subject, with four key trends emerging:
SAN FRANCISCO — The head of California's air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment.
Most efforts to slow the impact of global warming have focused on reducing carbon emissions, because it is the largest component and, according to the EPA, the most dominant and the fastest growing greenhouse gas.
Reminiscent of the iconic 1972 'Blue Marble' photo of Earth, this stunning image was composited using multiple images of the planet's surface captured on Jan. 4 by the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.
It turns out that building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction, according to a new study published by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Green Lab...
If there is an epicenter of the nation’s farmland boom, it can be found here amid the rolling hills of northwest Iowa.A fortune is being plowed into the dirt of Sioux County, where well-heeled farmers and wealthy investors compete fiercely for some of the most fertile land in the Corn Belt. While farmland prices across Iowa have been among the heartland’s fastest growing - up 261 per cent since 2000 - they’ve more than tripled in Sioux County, rising faster than most of the state.