Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8. She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Since the book’s 1997 release, Janine’s work as a global thought leader has evolved the practice of biomimicry from a meme to a movement, inspiring clients and innovators around the world to learn from the genius of nature.

She has personally introduced millions to biomimicry through two TED talks, hundreds of conference keynote presentations, and a dozen documentaries such as Biomimicry, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Tree Media, 11th Hour, Harmony, and The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, which aired in 71 countries. Most recently, Janine has been a featured speaker at Bioneers 2016, Sustainable Brands 2016, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design 2016.

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Born: 1958

Hometown: Stevensville, Montana

Education: B.A. English Literature

Occupation: Natural Sciences Author, Biologist at the Design Table, and Founder of the Biomimicry Guild

Expeditions: I’ve spent a lifetime entranced by life’s finely tuned adaptations to place. I’m on an expedition every time I step outdoors

Favorite Place To Be: On the skirts of an alpine lake in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Western Montana

Best Discovery: The promise of Biomimicry, innovation inspired by nature

Favorite Item To Have In The Field: A vest pocket episcope

Personal Hero: Rachel Carson

Hobbies: Sculling and backpacking

Book: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Website: https://biomimicry.org/

Advice: Live in a state of gratitude for this sweet, competent world, and you will drink from a deep well of happiness

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