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Biomimicry: Nature Inspired Solutions to Environmental Protection

  • Marin Health and Wellness Campus RM 109-110 3240 Kerner Boulevard San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States (map)

*Partner Event*

Biomimicry: Nature Inspired Solutions to Environmental Protection*
7:00 - 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

This will be an exciting evening of innovative and disruptive thinking!

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested designs and strategies. Our speakers are leaders in the application of biomimcry to idea formation, product development, systems thinking and real-world applications to solving climate change challenges.


Beth Rattner, Exective Director, Biomimicry Institute (Bio)

Beth Rattner has focused on nature-inspired environmentally-beneficial design and disruptive ideas since 2001. In her talk, Rattner will address the current environmental context for biomimcry, recent trends and applications of biomimetic design, opportunities and challenges related to climate change, and exciting catalysts for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface (Bio)

Mikhail Davis has 20 years of experience in corporate sustainability. He currently works on Interface's groundbreaking and disruptive Climate Take Backinitiative which is focused on transforming the industrial system to leave a positive legacy and reverse global warming. Davis will address how Interface, a multi-national corporation and biomimcry leader, is approaching the application of biomimetic design to products and systems to meet the challenges of climate change head on.

Come learn about:

  • Biomimicry principles

  • Current trends and applications of biomimetic design

  • Examples of innovative biomimetic solutions to climate change challenges

  • Climate Take Back and the Factory as Forest

$10** members/$15 non members in advance 
$15 members/ $20 non members -  day of the event

** Additional discounts for members may apply on advance purchase tickets. Members must sign in in order to receive the discounts. Students with ID free of charge. Please direct all registration questions to