What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry is when systems are modeled on biological entities and processes. We are part of Nature, and the more that we recognize how we fit into our natural world, the more we will choose sustainability overexploitation. This will generate a future of hope and stability, versus continual chaos as we now find ourselves lurching from one crisis to another.
WE ARE NATURE and the more that we truly recognize how we “fit in” to our natural world, the more we will choose sustainability overexploitation and a future of hope versus continued chaos while lurching from one crisis to another. That’s why we talk about knowing when we’re getting really good, by saying it’s like “Second Nature” to us.
And talk about getting good, our living planet has been an evolutionary laboratory of 3.8 Billion years of continuous testing, rapid prototyping, and incessant trial and error. Our Natural World has, therefore, had 3.8 Billion years to figure out the best technology and strategies that truly work! There is so much wisdom and genius to be learned from Nature.
Learn from the Planet
Biomimicry and Eco-Thinking help us realize that there is actually a whole world all around us to be discovered and studied- if we just choose to study nature’s lessons carefully. We do not have to invent new leadership practices, new strategic models or the latest technologies completely from scratch. Just use all your senses and learn from what’s already in your body, beneath your feet, in your backyard, all-around your ecosystem, and in other wondrous biomes on this planet.
Albert Einstein said it best when he said,
“In every true searcher of Nature, there is a kind of religious reverence, for he finds it impossible to imagine that he is the first to have thought out the exceedingly delicate threads that connect his perceptions.”
“Einstein went on to say;
Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern”
Others have put it a lot more strongly …
“A culture disconnected from wild nature becomes insane”.
Dale Botting has dedicated the rest of his life to fighting back against this insanity, and to helping others join in this glorious journey to discover all these “immense and miraculous patterns”.