International Living Future Institute, Biomimicry 3.8 Form Strategic Partnership

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International Living Future Institute, Biomimicry 3.8 Form Strategic Partnership

Collaboration to enhance Institute’s Living Product Challenge through biomimicry-based solutions
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:30pm

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October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Biomimicry 3.8 and the International Living Future Institute announced this week a strategic partnership to progress a common vision of using nature’s genius to create a truly regenerative world.

The partnership will lay the foundation for accessible, direct application of cutting-edge sustainability practices already being guided by ILFI’s innovative certification program, the Living Product Challenge.

“At Living Future, we see nature as the most effective tool in our kit. Engaging and incorporating biomimicry allows us to rely on nature-based solutions to fuse process with practice,” said James Connelly, Living Product Challenge director.

Biomimicry 3.8, a Certified B Corporation committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, helps innovative leaders solve human problems with the brilliance of nature’s design.

ILFI leads and supports the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

B3.8 Managing Director Nicole Hagerman Miller sees the partnership as a natural fit.

“Through their programs, the Institute has developed important pathways for industry leaders to create a foundation for a sustainable future. B3.8 can build on those exciting concepts, using our expertise of applying biological intelligence to product design challenges,” Miller said.

Initially, the partnership will focus on incorporating biomimicry into the Materials Petal and Place Petal of the Living Products Challenge. Each petal represents a performance category.

For example, the intent of the Materials Petal is to help create a materials economy that is non-toxic, ecologically regenerative, transparent, and socially equitable. Incorporating biomimicry into the process could help companies eliminate “Red List” toxins in materials or chemicals they use.  

“In some cases, the solutions might not even be material-based, but instead completely eliminate the need for that material in the first place,” Miller said.

Additional information and programs related to the partnership between B3.8 and ILFI will be released in coming months.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE
The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. The Institute runs the Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Living Product Challenge, Net Zero Energy Certification, the Cascadia Green Building Council, Ecotone Publishing, Declare, JUST and other leading-edge programs. A global network of more than 350 volunteers across nearly 30 countries drive the local adoption of restorative principles in their communities.

ABOUT BIOMIMICRY 3.8
Biomimicry 3.8 helps innovation leaders solve human problems with the brilliance of nature’s design through our Innovation Services, Professional Training and Speakers Bureau. We are a Certified B Corp., that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. For more information, visit Biomimicry.net.

Contacts:
International Living Future Institute
Lisa Lilienthal
404-661-3679
lisalilienthal@earthlink.net

Biomimicry 3.8
Jenna Cederberg
406-543-4108, ext. 206
jenna.cederberg@biomimicry.net

Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Biomimicry 3.8 | Environment | International Living Future Institute | Living Building Challenge | Sustainable Living | Water | biomimicry | living product challenge

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