The vision is to have biomimicry empower Idaho with an effective approach towards sustainable innovation, design, architecture and problem solving.
The mission is to:
- generate general awareness of the biomimicry philosophy
- connecting people and business with biomimicry tools and resources
- accelerate biomimicry projects in Idaho
- focus on the abundant nature in Idaho to tackle local challenges
We could learn from our Idahoan local species, from Indian Paintbrush with its ability to absorb and abstract selenium to elk with their antlers that are so strong to resist fracture via complex microstructure, to mountain goats surviving rocks and high ledges through adaptations like body shape and hooves with two toes that can grip and with traction pads on the bottoms and to the monarch butterfly with their beautiful patterns on their wings, not created through pigment but through structural coloration. Local species offer a wide variety of solutions to survive the local environment. Biomimicry solves problems nature’s way.
Photography: Indian Paintbrush, photo by Bas Verheijen; Elk, photo by Linda Tanner; Mountain Goat, photo by Kipp Schoen; Butterfly, photo by Steve Burt Logo Bluebird: image courtesy nature’s pics online