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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – | Scoop.it

▶ THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

Grist, October 24, 2018 -▶ WASTE IS A HUMAN DESIGN FLAW

Waste is not present in Nature, She naturally Recycles her symbiotic relationships https://grist.org/article/if-nature-doesnt-need-trash-neither-do-we/  

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy

 

                                                    WATCH:
           "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

InHabitat, June 29, 2014
WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

Earth Opinion, October 12, 2018

-▶ADVICE FROM SOME OF EARTH'S OLDEST BEINGS

These ancients carry teachings in the ways that they live. They remind us of the enduring power that arises from mutualism, from the sharing of the gifts carried by each species.

https://earthlingopinion.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/advice-from-some-of-earths-oldest-beings/

 

Yale Environment 360 October 12, 2017

BEYOND BIODIVERSITY:  A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect. Scientists are increasingly focusing not just on what species are present in an Ecosystem, but on the roles that certain key species play in shaping their Environment

https://e360.yale.edu/features/beyond-biodiversity-a-new-way-of-looking-at-how-species-interconnect

 

 

GreenBiz, February 13, 2015
  -▶  WHAT BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM MOTHER NATURE, THE GREENEST CHEMIST OF ALL http://www.greenbiz.com/article/learning-mother-nature-greenest-chemist-them-all

 

Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2013

  -▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶ LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation

 

 January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014

  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le

 

COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

                                 

 

                      BIOMIMICRY - INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION

                                    NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                               WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                          

http://sco.lt/895R8D

 

                                     

Conservation - University of Washington

DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

The Biomimicry Manual:

▶  WHAT CAN CROWS TEACH US ABOUT THE SHARING ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-crows-teach-us-about-the-sharing-economy/

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                Amani TV (3:31)
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0

 

                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/

 

                                                     VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

 

 

                                        THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

                  A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS

                                            http://sco.lt/7LEPtR

 

                                                    TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

                                           MIMICKING NATURE

                   ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

 

 

Solar Daily, September 19, 2014
▶ NATURE'S DESIGNS INSPIRE RESEARCH INTO NEW LIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGIES http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Natures_designs_inspire_research_into_new_light_based_technologies_999.html

 

Smithsonian Magazine
HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 04, 2014
WATCHING APES COULD HELP MAKE HUMANS BEHAVE MORE SUSTAINABLY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/2014/sep/04/watching-apes-humans-behave-sustainably-social-biomimicry

 

 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/

 

  The Tyee, February 18, 2012
HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

- ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

                                                    A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

 

 ▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

 

The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
  -▶  WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013

▶ A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW.
 We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 -▶  A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                 AWESOME!

             BIODIVERSITY VISUALIZED - VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL            

http://sco.lt/5dcRur

 

 

                                         SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶  LAST TIME, IT TOOK 60,000 YEARS TO KILL NEARLY EVERYTHING ON EARTH: WE'RE DOING IT IN 250 YEARS http://www.livescience.com/43245-permian-mass-extinction-duration.html

 

                       

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

 


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Lorien Pratt's curator insight, January 4, 2014 11:29 PM

A great resource in the Decision Intelligence for Sustainability space.

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A look at how to go organic with business models in a tech age...

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Learning from Nature’s Networks

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BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology

BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology | CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – | Scoop.it

BIOMIMICRY: Bionic Handling; Better Spin cycle; Chemical-Free De-Icing; Extreme Shock Absorber; Paint Without Pigments; Traffic Decongestant; efficient ceiling fans; fog harvesting;

 

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Overfishing - The consequences

One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run o...

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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – | Scoop.it
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.

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delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:00 AM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy

Commodifying and Privatising Nature: RIO+20 and the greenwashing of the global economy | CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – | Scoop.it

The focus on technologies is problematic because of the types of controversial new technologies that are promoted, including biomass incineration, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, etc. Nuclear and GMOs are not explicitly endorsed, but would fit with the approach.

The market-based approach has been heavily criticised by NGOs as it would mean assigning private property rights to nature, commodifying and privatising nature. Leaving nature to the market would undermine the opportunities of communities and states to protect the commons. Also the bitter lessons from the carbon trading debacle seem to be entirely ignored when UNEP proposes tradeable biodiversity credits. The UNEP reports exposes a misguided belief in markets, which is astonishing after the financial crisis. It is as if that example of the chronic failure of deregulation and market-based approaches had never happened.

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