Ecological Design

Ecological Design

There are sophisticated ways of designing technologies, vehicles, cities and other aspects of the human enterprise so that they intelligently interact with living systems rather than seeking to “dominate” the natural world.

This new school of thought has been the driving force behind innovations like biomimicry, green building and renewable energy. These approaches are more resilient, efficient and affordable than mainstream design norms—and they’re starting to catch on.

As honeybee populations decline, mycologist Paul Stamets introduces mushrooms as a revolutionary but natural solution to saving our world's most important pollinators.

  • Check out these great partner organizations:

  • The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment.

  • The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

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