Biomimicry and Biophilia Take Seattle by Storm (and also, Van Jones)


This week took me to the International Living Future Institute's Unconference in Seattle. There was quite a Biomimicry contingent among these green designers. My dear friend Jane Toner even came out from Australia to give a workshop on incorporating Biophilia and Biomimicry into the Living Building Challenge, along with Plant Solutions moss wall guru Joe Zazzera,  Diana Hammer at the EPA, and Bay Area architect Peggy Chu. Stay tuned for my interview with them on Inhabitat, where they discuss their upcoming book. Jamie Dwyer of Biomimicry 3.8 showed the audience how to design with Biomimicry, and Alexandra Ramsden and Jennifer Barnes did it for arcgitecture! Biomimicry and Biophilia are clearly exploding in popularity among the green build and architectural communities. We are hitting critical mass! The conference was also super exciting for me personally, because I finally got to hold a copy of TEEMING in my little paws, fresh from White Cloud Press! My first book signing, with a great audience!