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Amy Coffman-Phillips
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Registration is LIVE for our Inaugural Deep Roots Workshop!
Urban flooding...water pollution...topsoil erosion...urban heat islands...  Did you ever wonder WHY we face these challenges? While their individual causes are complex, they result from one systemic failure: the systematic removal of ecosystem services from...

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Thoughts on Reorganization
Photo by ACP at the Morton Arboretum Note to the reader: this won't be a polished blog entry, because my thoughts are too raw and unformed as yet. This is a therapeutic exercise I am undertaking as I try to figure out where I and others like me fit in withi...

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Learning from Ephemeral Flowers: Deep Roots Workshop Postponed until Spring!
Spring ephemeral flowers know the importance of timing. You see these flowers first thing in the spring - they are the first to push through the soil and snow, dot the landscape with greenery and flowers, set seed to reproduce, and then go dormant before th...

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VIDEO: No Regrets
Watch this video on days where the mountain seems to high, and the challenge to fierce. Watch this video and be inspired again to make a difference through this work we choose. Watch this video and lend your talents by joining us. We welcome you. Biomimicry...

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Discover a cutting-edge approach to redefining sustainability and resiliency in the built environment at Biomimicry Chicago’s Deep Roots workshop, which kicks off on Saturday, October 1, 2016. During this daylong workshop at the Lurie Garden, Biomimicry Chi...

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New Video: Stories of our Place
I ( Amy ) recently gave a talk on biomimicry and the stories of our place to Legat Architect's Think Tank, and I created a video to share it with all of you! What can we learn from the stories of our place to create more sustainable, resilient built environ...

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Aspiring to be the drop
A trainer at my gym posted this today and I've been thinking about this all day: it's an analogy for how we can make a difference by staying focused and taking actions in a slow and steady way. "The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a ...

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Stories of a Place: Exploring Resilience Strategies at Home
My work is centered on understanding nature's resilience strategies and exploring ways that we can learn from them to embed resilience into human systems, such as communities, businesses, and our built environment. It's a fascinating topic that continually ...

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New FREE Event: Lurie Garden BioBlitz
Biomimicry Chicago is thrilled to partner with the Lurie Garden in Millenium Park to #getoutside and explore city biodiversity through a BioBlitz. This event is FREE and families are welcome, so join us by registering at their event page!

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POEM: A Contrast in Rain
I am a single drop of rain, falling from the sky I fall fast and hard on a single leaf at the top of the forest canopy I break apart My daughters fall slower and softer on the leaves below Until they break apart My granddaughters fall slower and softer stil...
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