Lessons from nature

MODULES

Diversity Gives Strength

Author: Richard Date: 25.09.2013

This module is built around the ‘Diversity gives Strength’ insight that can be identified in nature. Nature relies on a large variety of species, systems and organisms that allow it to withstand external shocks, because diversity gives strength. Diversification effectively reduces risk. This module will look at how the ‘Diversity gives Strength’ insight can be applied to the human world for example management strategies for rivers and coasts and marketing approaches for produc...   Read more

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Waste = Food

Author: Richard Date: 25.09.2013

This module is built around the ‘Waste equals Food’ insight that can be identified in nature. In nature everything is cycled so what looks like waste is actually food for the next cycle. For example, dead tree leaves will become soil for a new tree. Many of our current production systems take, make and dump materials. This means that the Earth’s finite resources are being lost forever. The ‘Waste equals Food’ insight can be applied to turn current linear human production systems into clos...   Read more

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Multiple benefits 2

Author: Richard Date: 25.09.2013

This module is built around the ‘Multiple Benefits’ insight that can be identified in nature. In Nature organisms have multiple benefits, they do not simply have one purpose. The goal of a tree, for example, is to reproduce itself, provide the next generation. In doing so trees also provide food for insects, shelter for animals, nutrients for the soil from their decomposing leaves, turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, and help regulate temperature and rainfall. This module investigates how nat...   Read more

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Introducing LfN

Author: Richard Date: 17.09.2013

This first introductory module provides an overview of Lessons from Nature, a foundation on which understanding will be built. The activities are focused on three key insights from Nature (Waste equals Food, Diversity gives Strength and Multiple Benefits) and how they can be applied to real-world issues such as product design. Click to download the full "Introducing LfN" module for free. ...   Read more

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Multiple Benefits

Author: Stoyan Faldjiyski Date: 17.07.2013

Biomimicry is a concept or even science now widely known around the world as a major innovation come from the U.S., more and more widespread in Europe. The word derives from the Greek bios ( meaning life) and mimesis ( meaning to imitate ) . Biomimicry explores the place of every living being in the complex net...   Read more

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Lessons from Nature

Author: Kamen Chipev Date: 02.07.2013

The "Lessons from nature" educational module is developed by the Bulgarian Lessons from Nature team (Kamen Chipev and Stoyan Faldjiyski) It seeks to review the inspiration of the students, either by essays, or through conversations. Next, similar tothe"Waste equals food" module, the module's activities gui...   Read more

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Waste equals Food

Author: Kamen Chipev Date: 18.07.2013

The "Waste equals food" educational module is developed by the Bulgarian Lessons from Nature team (Kamen Chipev and Stoyan Faldjiyski). It provides teachers and education professionals a set of activities and background information on the natural circular processes versus the linear nature of ...   Read more

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