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At Great Lakes Biomimicry, we want to help organizations tap into the time-tested solutions found in nature to tackle topics on fire right now — from climate change and the immediate need for sustainable solutions, to the way we are drowning in plastic. We know it seems grim, but we believe there is HOPE.

We are eager to bring sustainable solutions to these critical issues. Nature has answers to help us create biodegradable packaging, find lightweight and efficient materials, repel bacteria, design closed-loop systems, and store carbon, to name a few. 

Great Lakes Biomimicry is very committed to inspiring as many people and organizations as possible to transform and heal the earth with biomimicry as a tool for sustainable innovation. We believe this is a message of hope. And we need your help.

To reach a wider audience with this hopeful message, we need financial support from those who believe in the power and potential of looking to nature for elegant solutions. Being such a person, would you consider a financial contribution to our work to reach our 2020 goal of $20,020?

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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.