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Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter is a biologist, writer, and educator living in Montana. Before getting involved with biomimicry, she was a wildlife ecologist with state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Idaho, and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Biomimicry fits her life-long interest in organisms’ adaptations to survive.

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Inspiration for innovative and more environmentally sustainable designs are all around us. Humpback whales have inspired quieter, more efficient industrial fans, wind turbine blades that work in lower wind speeds, and a way of catching fish without undesirable by-catch. Biomimicry works best when we approach nature with a sense of... Read more »


Businesses interested in meeting environmental sustainability goals can learn a lot from ecosystems. Functioning ecosystems are closed-loop systems, where one organism's waste is another organism's food or building material. An example of such industrial ecology is the ZERI beer brewing system that replaces the "make, take, and waste" linear resource... Read more »


Biomimicry takes lessons from nature and applies them to create more sustainable and innovative designs. Explore a set of themed strategies on that focuses on the function of staying warm. Meet emperor penguins, polar bears, Hercules beetles, and jackrabbits that have survival strategies that can inspire more energy efficient... Read more »


How Does Nature Make It? is a collaboration between MAKE and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, a non-profit dedicated to equipping innovators with the tools to solve sustainability challenges using nature's designs and core principles. The most popular of those tools is AskNature, the world's most comprehensive catalog of nature's solutions... Read more »


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