Biomimicry Oregon seeds life-friendly innovation by inspiring people to put nature’s genius to work in organizations by:

  • Connecting people from all sectors with biomimicry resources and each other

  • Increasing awareness of the value and practice of biomimicry

  • Catalyzing projects and celebrating successes


Connecting Power

"It’s great to be able to connect to other Biomimicry enthusiasts locally. Go for a hike or co-organize a Biomimicry brainstorm session together."


Core Values

Collaboration – We believe in the “power of we,” and operate in an inclusive, collaborative manner.

Transformation – To create a sustainable region, all sectors must transform to live within nature’s means. We focus on building awareness, education, and action.

Biomimicry – We believe biomimicry is a powerful framework for sustainability, using nature as measure, model and mentor.

Humility – We believe we have a lot to learn… from the natural world and each other.

Respect – We believe in the intrinsic value of all beings and treat one another and the natural world with respect.


  • Advance sustainable development by building partnerships founded on a bio-regional ethos.

  • Strengthen existing programs aimed at building environmental stewardship among citizens.

  • Offer new perspectives to environmental education and curriculum.

  • Build leadership and new levels of involvement from environmental fields.

  • Enhance and broaden academic research opportunities.