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Great Lakes Biomimicry is looking to the Earth’s time-tested solutions to find answers to some of the huge problems we are facing like reducing greenhouse gasses and eliminating ocean garbage patches, just to name two. We know it seems grim, but we believe there is HOPE.

We are eager to create sustainable solutions for these issues and it starts with asking questions differently. How does Nature: store carbon, create biodegradable packaging, design closed-loop systems, and construct lightweight materials? The answers to these questions are just a few of the ways nature can lead us toward a more sustainable future.

This is a huge challenge and we need your help. Reaching our 2020 fundraising goal of $20,020 will help ensure our non-profit can continue this important work. Will you consider a tax-deductible donation to help us (and help Mother Nature)?


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Great Lakes Biomimicry accepts corporate matching gifts. You can see your donation doubled or tripled if your employer offers a matching gifts program!

We help people learn from nature to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our vision is that through our work, the Great Lakes Region blossoms into a biomimicry hub where innovation inspired by nature creates a sustainable, competitive advantage for the economy, leading to healthy growth. We believe you don't have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment. Biomimicry provides a way to have both! 

Your tax-deductible donation will make an immediate difference to our 501(c)(3) organization, ensuring we can continue this vital work.


In the ocean, corals take CO2 out of seawater to build their reefs. Calera learned from coral chemistry to create a production method that emits 60% less CO2 than traditional cement production methods. This innovation, through looking to nature for sustainable solutions, ensures that a lot of carbon never reaches the atmosphere.