Encore Screening! Badger Bioneers 2013: Jay Harman & Janine Benyus

Madison, WI

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Sustain Dane Presents –

Badger Bioneers 2013 Encore Screening

A Free Public Event at the Madison Central Library


Selected keynotes from the 2013 National Bioneers Conference (website)

Community discussion to follow

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 


JANINE BENYUS | The Biomimicry Network Effect: What Will We Solve Together?


If we collectively consulted nature to solve a few key issues, imagine what a difference we could make!  The acclaimed biomimicry guru, biologist, innovation consultant, and author Janine Benyus illuminates how the Biomimicry community might collaborate, with nature’s help, on a short list of challenges that just can’t wait. She will translate the latest scientific findings on Biomimicry, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as “one of the 20 breakthrough ideas in business,” and on biological networks into an action plan for anyone wanting to spread good ideas organically.


Through starting numerous biomimicry firms and research conducted for his acclaimed new book, The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation, Harman has illustrated key ways that biomimetic business differs from business as usual. He’ll share inspiring examples of companies and governments that are adopting biomimicry, including radical approaches to mitigating the harms of fracking and climate change. He will illustrate ways we can all be biomimics in our homes and businesses. Modern biomimicry does more than gratify human industrial ambition; it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and opens breakthrough opportunities for a new business model of partnership with nature.

Event Details

When: January 7, 2014, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Where: Madison Central Library, Room 302

Cost: Free, Open to the public

Call: Sustain Dane, (608) 819 - 0689

Web: www.sustaindane.org


About The Speakers

Janine Benyus, a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including the seminal Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, co-founded the Biomimicry Guild, The Biomimicry Institute, and, most recently the social enterprise Biomimicry3.8, the world’s leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, training for professionals, and curricula development for educators. Janine’s many prestigious awards include a Heinz Award, a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet and a UNEP Champion of the Earth.

Jay Harman, a naturalist, entrepreneur, and inventor, is founder and CEO of PAX Scientific and its subsidiaries, dedicated to producing biomimicry-based equipment that is vastly more efficient than current norms and is profitable for both shareholders and the planet.

About Sustain Dane

A nonprofit based in Madison, WI that envisions the Greater Madison Region as a national model for sustainability and sustainability innovation. We work toward our vision by fostering a diverse community of sustainability champions. For more information about Sustain Dane, please visit www.sustaindane.org or call 608- 819-0689.