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Janine Benyus Quotes

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
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I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
Don't look back you're not going that way
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A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
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Together is my favorite place to be
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
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Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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Life doesn’t use detergent to clean itself  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Listening to nature’s operating instructions  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Life creates conditions conducive to life  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Organisms sip energy, because they have to work or barter for every single bit that they get  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Green chemistry is replacing our industrial chemistry with nature’s recipe book. It’s not easy, because life uses only a subset of the elements in the periodic table. And we use all of them, even the toxic ones.  (Janine Benyus Quotes) There are three types of biomimicry - one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem’s level, like building a nature-inspired city.  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earth’s most precious gift.  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Hospital-acquired infections are now killing more people every year in the United States than die from AIDS or cancer or car accidents combined - about 100,000.  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Organisms don’t think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block  (Janine Benyus Quotes) For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It’s not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. In a society accustomed to dominating or ‘improving’ nature, this respectful imitation is a radically new approach, a revolution really. Unlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her  (Janine Benyus Quotes) For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine  (Janine Benyus Quotes) In reality, we haven’t escaped the gravity of life at all. We are still beholden to ecological laws, the same as any other life-form  (Janine Benyus Quotes) The answers to how to live sustainably on our planet are all around us  (Janine Benyus Quotes) There are literally as many ideas as there are organisms  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Cooperation in the most natural thing in the world  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Biomimicry is … the conscious emulation of life’s genius  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Green chemistry is replacing our industrial chemistry with nature’s recipe book. It’s not easy, because life uses only a subset of the elements in the periodic table. And we use all of them, even the toxic ones  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that’s now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Water is at the center of every chemical reaction, and therefore should be the earths most precious gift  (Janine Benyus Quotes) The truth is, natural organisms have managed to do everything we want to do without guzzling fossil fuels, polluting the planet or mortgaging the future  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Nature works with five polymers. Only five polymers. In the natural world, life builds from the bottom up, and it builds in resilience and multiple uses  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that’s already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn  (Janine Benyus Quotes) The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone  (Janine Benyus Quotes) The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world  (Janine Benyus Quotes) Virtually all native cultures that have survived without fouling their nests have acknowledged that nature knows best, and have had the humility to ask the bears and wolves and ravens and redwoods for guidance  (Janine Benyus Quotes)