Today I’m very excited to begin as a judge for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge by the Biomimicry Institute. This year, the theme of the challenge is Climate Change with a special focus on:
- Food waste: reduce food waste in lower-income countries by improving infrastructure for storage, processing, and transportation.
- Plastic pollution in oceans: decrease the amount of plastic entering the oceans by intervening at the source in highly polluted rivers ~or~ begin to remove the 250,000 tons of plastics already circulating in the oceans.
Each team that enters the Challenge will create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that combats climate change by either:
- Helping communities adapt to or mitigate climate change impacts.
- Reversing or slowing climate change itself.
I’m really excited to participate as a judge this year and to be inspired by the submissions that have poured in from around the globe. I’ll update you on the progress of the competition as we move along. The winners will be announced in late June.
For more information on the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, visit https://challenge.biomimicry.org/.