Making the leap to a sustainable future


By Sally Stovall

Introduction to Biomimicry, Interactive Workshop:  Sunday, Nov 9, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm, Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St. Have you ever wondered how we will make the leap from today to our sustainable future? Biomimicry, the practice of learning from nature to solve human problems, is emerging as a powerful and disruptive tool for creating sustainable design and systemic transformation. Applied at a variety of scales, from individual products to buildings, communities and organizations, biomimicry brings nature's 3.8 billion years of R&D experience to the design table to redefine sustainable innovation. The results speak for themselves – incredible efficiency gains, effective life-friendly chemistry, and systems that begin with the notion that there is no such thing as waste.

Workshop is a cooperative offering from the Oak Park Conservatory, Green Community Connections and Biomimicry Chicago.  See flyer for details and register at EventBrite online or in person at the Oak Park Conservatory.

You will learn how biomimicry is rewriting the sustainability story in this interactive workshop guided by Rachel Hahs, a Certified Biomimicry Professional Candidate with a decade of public and private sector environmental and sustainability experience. Through an introductory presentation, hands-on activity and group discussion, you will gain an understanding of how to begin to apply the biomimicry methodology to the challenges we face in our homes, places of work and communities.

Contact for Questions and Additional Information:  Sally Stovall at 773.315.1109 or