2009 Laureates

Science & Innovation

Ms. Janine Benyus
President, Biomimicry Institute

Janine Benyus, a pioneer and champion of the biomimicry movement, is a natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. At the helm of the eco-design revolution, she has inverted the way we think about design, advocating that we draw inspiration from nature’s wisdom and adopt nature’s processes to solve some of our greatest challenges.

As the President of the Biomimicry Institute in Montana, Benyus consults with sustainable business, academic and government leaders on what we can learn from nature’s genius and how to treat nature as model and mentor –not as a mine to be stripped of its resources. She also serves on the Eco-Dream team at Interface Inc. and conducts seminars on these creative and innovative topics.

Further Resources

Quotes

Janez Potocnik, Slovenia
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Policy Leadership

Unless we change the way we produce and consume we will face a crisis in our natural resources. It is crucial that we make the necessary changes now rather than when we hit environmental tipping points.


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