Celebrate Sustainability Films: Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution

Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution
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Archived Event:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
7:00 p.m.
MCAD, Auditorium 140

Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution Evolution
Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature's best ideas to solve human problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, the film follows biologist, author, and Time magazine "Hero of the Environment" Janine Benyus and The Biomimicry Institute team as they illustrate how organisms in the natural world can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. After 3.8 billion years, life has discovered not only how to survive but also how to thrive as a system. Benyus brings a deep affection and admiration for the natural world as she guides the viewer toward a vision of a planet in balance between continued human progress and ecosystem survival.

Excerpts from Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
In the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption.

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.