Vision (Conditions conducive to life)
We envision sustainable societies or communities inspired by nature that facilitate socioeconomic development for citizen well-being within a flourishing biosphere.
Our mission is to catalyse and accelerate the development, understanding and practice of Biomimicry to contribute to sustainable societies or communities worldwide.
We strategically employ Biomimicry outreach (events and media), education (informal, formal and professional), facilitation (consulting and training) and participation in innovation projects (co-creation).
Values (life’s principles)
Our conception of Biomimicry is rooted in the tradition of Biomimicry3.8 (‘genotype’), with its explicit focus on not just emulating functions from nature, but including ethos and (re)connection with nature to design sustainable solutions.
We aim to adapt our communication and practices to our local cultures (‘phenotypes’) and seek symbiosis with related bio-inspired practices, such as biomimetics.
We seek synergy through international collaboration to integrate qualitative development of resources with quantitative growth of impact.
We work bottom up from where the energy is and connections are being made, with who wants to contribute, while continuously assessing the functioning of the whole from a top-down perspective.
We co-create and organise common resources, products, services and events with a shared core that may be adapted to local contexts by translation and customization.
National alliances decide individually to what degree they wish to contribute to any of the projects. National alliances determine how the workload and rewards from using resources created in projects are distributed between practitioners. Thus, the burden of development of shared resources is shared between national alliances and the rewards of deployment of products and services (which may be for-profit or non-profit) go to national practitioners.
A small fee (e.g. 5% of revenues) over locally provided products and services based on co-created materials could flow back to the EBA for professionalization.