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Adiel Gavish
Works at Biomimicry Institute
Attended Columbia University
Lives in New York, NY
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Very excited to see almost two years of work in biomimicry design and innovation come to fruition at +Bioneers this October. Proud to help continue the legacy of Ray C. Anderson, a visionary leader in sustainable industrial and business practice. This video was taken at +SXSW Eco, 2016 and introduces the world to the teams competing for the $100,000 Ray of Hope prize.  
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A manifesto for a new era of (net positive) design + innovation:

1. WE MUST BECOME PRODUCERS OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

2. WE WILL HUMBLY LISTEN TO + LEARN FROM THE EARTH AS OUR MENTOR.

3. WE ENDEAVOR TO BRING ALL STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER.

4. WE ARE THE HUMAN ELEMENT.
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Following nature's lead provides us with long term, innate societal gains. 
Biomimicry offers a strategic advantage in sustainable product design, research, and development. Organizations that study nature as a source of innovation have already transformed a wide array of industries. Leveraging biomimicry’s unique approach to research and design can ultimately lead to sustainable, profitable technologies that increase revenues, mitigate risk, and reduce costs.
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I mean, dance party is #1, obviously ...
The Biomimicry Institute, Biomimicry 3.8, and members of the Biomimicry Global Network are joining forces with SXSW Eco to curate a brand-new conference track, focused on nature-inspired ideas, designs and technologies. Nature, Innovation, and the Future of Design, will explore the intercepts of science, technology and design that are inspired, mentored, and measured by the…
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“What the industrial age has done is take life away from the planet and turn it into goods and services." Paul Hawken and Janine Benyus discuss running the Industrial Age backwards and creating products from abundant resources of waste, the way nature would.
By Adiel Gavish "What the industrial age has done is take life away from the planet and turn it into goods and services," Paul Hawken stated at the 2014 VERGE Conference in San Francisco this past December. The annual event put on by Joel Makower, a former Biomimicry 3.8 Board Member and GreenBiz.com brings corporations…
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Join the BiomimicryNYC network and Green Harbors Project for a Design Charette on resilience inspired by nature.

November 17th from 10am to 5 pm on Governor's Island. See NYC from a completely different perspective - as an oyster, as the salt marsh and eelgrass.
RSVP How can urban harbors accrete sediment and stop erosion like the salt marsh; while improving water quality like the oyster reef and creating a habitat for other species like eel grass beds? Two years since Superstorm Sandy, the world is a different place. Everyone is talking about "resilient coastal cities", but what does that really mean?…
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As more and more organizations with sustainability missions are discovering, getting a celebrity to help spread your message could be the difference between creating a tiny ripple and engaging millions around the world. Now the remarkably simple and often overlooked idea of innovation inspired by nature – biomimicry – could see a surge in interest thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor has produced a short film called Biomimicry, released last we...
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"Before urban development, this forest dominated Seattle’s landscape ... And the system operated in dynamic balance ... 50% of that rainfall is “evapotranspirated” — used by the plants and then returned to the atmosphere. This is important."

Could a city harness mist like a rainforest? A beautiful thought piece by Alexandra Ramsden and +Jennifer B.
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Terrapin Bright Green's latest white paper, “Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation and Business“, sponsored by NYSERDA, features 101 nature inspired innovations and where they are in the marketplace  —  from concept to prototype, development and market.
On Monday, April 13th Terrapin Bright Green launch their latest white paper, “Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation and Business“. The paper, sponsored by NYSERDA, features 101 natu...
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Our natural world is not only the guru of green design, but a startup whiz kid who’s had billions of years to perfect her craft. And not only does she make cool “apps” like spring and summer, but she does so in tandem with all other species so that her “valuation” is priceless and shareholder return, infinite ...
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"What might we learn about cooperation from a forest ecosystem? How can nature’s feedback loops inspire us in cultivating our networks? How can bee colonies mentor us for self-organizing within a community?" 

A rare opportunity to learn from +Dayna Baumeister and +Toby Herzlich and practice #LifesPrinciples  at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. October 10 - 12th. 
Women leading change in these dynamic times are tuning into new sources of inspiration—personally, socially, and globally. They are seeking guidance in how to be more adaptive, resilient, networked, and systemic—all things we can learn from the natural world around us. During the weekend, participants will learn to integrate biomimicry methods with leadership practices. What might…
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Biomimicry Catalyst, Sustainability Strategist, Non Profit Director
Employment
  • Biomimicry Institute
    Social Media + Communications, 2014 - present
  • BiomimicryNYC regional network
    Founder, 2011 - present
  • The Earth Institute, Columbia University
    Research Associate, 2011 - 2012
  • The Institute for Environmental Security, the Hague, Netherlands
    Program Associate, 2009 - 2010
  • Cameron-Cole, LLC
    Sustainability Strategist, 2008 - 2009
  • Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc.
    Program Director, 2003 - 2010
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New York, NY
Previously
Westchester, NY
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Biomimicry Network Weaver, Sustainability Strategist
Introduction
I am passionate about changing our relationship with our natural world by looking to nature's wisdom and applying time-tested strategies to man-made challenges.

Building the BiomimicryNYC network and working in Communications for the Biomimicry Institute allows me to connect with innovators across the globe and spread this emerging science, discipline and art to professionals in every industry and sector searching for not only sustainable, but regenerative design and innovation solutions.

My background is in non-profit, grassroots, environmental advocacy as well as corporate sustainability consulting, cross-sector partnership development and social enterprise consulting.

With 3.8 billion years experience in sustainable design, I believe nature is the original social entrepreneur.

I am committed to scaling the practice of biomimicry and the idea that nature's wisdom is the most powerful and sustainable natural resource we have yet to fully explore.

Bragging rights
Stellar Cartman impression, make a mean breakfast sandwich and can lick my own elbow (no, not really).
Education
  • Columbia University
    Masters in Sustainability Management, 2010 - 2013
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