How do we live on this planet sustainability; all 7+ Billion of us? Can we harness systems in nature to clean up some of the mess we’ve made? We can!

Here’s a new avenue of innovation we will be hearing a lot about!

Image: Kids near waterway restoration

Source: Biomatrix Water

Most of us realize that it will take some real ingenuity to handle population pressures on earth. Fortunately, there is a designer we can turn to who has found a perfect balance in every earthly system. Her name is Mother Nature, and she’s been fine-tuning and connecting her designs for over 3.8 Billion years.

That realization is good news! It means we can turn to successful systems in nature to save the day. Leading the way in this line of innovation is a brand new field called “Bio-mimicry”. It’s a field of engineering and design that is based on the way nature has solved almost every problem we’ve created.

Still a little bit fuzzy about this new concept?

Here’s a great, short video to get you up to speed and then we’ll share a breakthrough technology that is emblematic of the solutions available to us, if we only open our eyes and look at the most humble parts of our world.

Perhaps the first thing we should do is realize what’s really important.

Have you heard much about the speculation that clean water may be what we fight over in the future? If you follow innovation and thought leaders as carefully as I do, you can already see oil vanishing little by little, as the driver of power and progress.

Water, however, will never fall in demand. Clean water is fast becoming the most precious commodity around the world.

Fortunately Mother Nature, the greatest designer, has sorted out almost every angle on the problem of creating pure water for the planet’s life-sustaining processes. Bio-mimicry can reveal the possibilities for us.

 

Image: 'Red Kangaroos at Waterhole' by Theo Allofs

Source: Theo Allofs

The concept we’ll share in today’s Ever Widening Circles article is so new that we could not find any lovely, professional videos for you. All I could find were rather stiff presentations for this remarkable innovation in bio-mimicry, but they do not diminish the genius here! Even these concept videos will raise your sense of what’s possible in even the most abused environments.

Take a look at today’s three short videos and imagine this concept in a pond, lake or major waterway that you know and love. Perhaps one that suffers from neglect, pollution, or could be so much more.

Again the videos are a bit stiff, but hang in there because the concept is so good. In my third video-shares they show some great completed projects.

This idea takes something we have too much of – useless plastic – and converts it into platform for one of the most remarkable conversion processes Mother Nature has already perfected.

Here’s a video on how man-made floating islands can help bring up water quality…

Imagine scaling this innovative idea to tackle projects the size of some of the most important yet polluted waterways in the world!

To learn much more, or share the Bio Haven floating island concept, you can visit their website at FloatingIslandSolutions.com.

To learn more about the company from Scotland whose videos we shared, check out Biomatrix.com.

Stay tuned for much more here on everwideningcircles.com about the subject of bio-mimicry.

Thanks so much to a friend to everwideningcircles.com – Denise Smith – for the link to Floating Islands technology. Denise is spearheading the efforts to improve water quality for Northern Lake Champlain in Vermont, USA.

I hope to live long enough to see more photos like this, with gardens and smiling kids, cleaning up waterways all over the planet…

Make it a great day. Stay open, stay curious and stay hopeful.

~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. Fast Company. “What Is Biomimicry?” YouTube. Fast Company, 4 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 June 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUpnG1G4yQ>.
  2. Biomatrix Water Solutions. “Biomatrix Water Technology.” Vimeo. Biomatrix Water Solutions, 26 Sept. 2011. Web. 11 June 2015. <https://vimeo.com/29597724>.
  3. Patriot Land and Wildlife Management Services, Inc. “Biohaven Floating Islands.” YouTube. Patriot Land and Wildlife Management Services, Inc., 2 Mar. 2009. Web. 11 June 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0TiKkbbNxI>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.