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BioWise discussion with Sue Swain
November 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmR50
Join for an introduction to Biomimicry, and a practical session in which we will discuss how we can start applying the principles of Biomimicry to start contributing to ecosystem services and bring biodiversity into our towns/cities.
Sue Swain is the founder and executive director of BioWise, a social enterprise that aspired to bring about positive change by promoting the practice of biomimicry: the science of learning from nature’s models, processes and systems to solve our human design and sustainability challenges. A qualified conservationist, Sue’s work in this field has taken her from the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (now part of the Table Mountain National Park), to Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Iceland, to Addo Elephant National Park, to managing various Working for Water projects in and around Port Elizabeth, and to the Garden Route National Park. Sue’s primary focus has always been on environmental education and social ecology.
Sue’s deep passion is biomimicry. As a certified biomimicry educator, facilitator and practitioner, she has been immersed in the practice of biomimicry since 2006. Sue has developed a ‘bio-wise’ model for greater Knysna, the implementation programme for which has been adopted by the local council and is currently being rolled out.