Saturday, January 29, 2011

Life's Principles Project #1

I just submitted my first project for my Biomimicry Life's Principles class and I have to say - it was so much fun.  I was tasked with creating a hypothetical marketing campaign for Life's Principles and I chose to market to college students.  Today’s college students will inherit the world that we create, and we need to inspire them to create a better world for tomorrow.  

How many of us signed up for multiple credit cards we didn’t need in college just to get a free t-shirt – and they weren’t even attractive shirts!?  T-shirts are great ways to grab a college student’s attention with the hope that they will be interested to learn more, and this strategy is even more effective if the shirts are worn by professors and students they admire.  This person-to-person marketing campaign targets college-aged students who, as a group, are mature enough to know the direction in which they want to take their life may be undecided about how to channel their ambitions.   

The t-shirt uses the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle, (re)THINK.”  While the concepts of Life’s Principles reach well beyond the materially focused 3Rs, I have used it because it plays into concepts associated with environmentalism that are already prevalent in American culture.  It would allow the Biomimicry Group to play off of these already familiar ideas and refocus the mind of the reader.  

This campaign will introduce the basic concepts of Biomimicry’s Life’s Principles to those that are young, impressionable, and energetic enough to make a difference!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oracle, Arizona

I recently returned from my first biomimicry intensive trip to Oracle, Arizona, which kicked off my two year journey to learn about biomimicry from the folks at the Biomimicry Institute. To say the experience was amazing is an understatement. It was life changing in its way. It made me see possibilities where before I saw roadblocks. It made me excited about my profession and the positive change I can be a part of. Anyone who is interested in the concepts of biomimicry, or learning from nature to solve design problems, should seriously consider taking one of their one-week educational sessions. You will not be disappointed.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All waste is food...

"All waste is food, and everybody winds up reincarnated inside somebody else".
- Janine Benyus, Biomimicry

Friday, January 7, 2011


ESFJ - "Seller". Most sociable of all types. Nurturer of harmony. Outstanding host or hostesses. 12.3% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)