Lucy Wang

20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

by , 08/28/14

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Algal Turf Scrubbing

After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing polyculture of locally adopted algae species atop a 3D screen surface that can then be harvested for a variety of uses, from mitigating pollution from agricultural run-off to sequestering carbon.

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AskNature

AskNature is an web-based living Biomimicry encyclopedia that hopes to use online dissemination of knowledge to make biomimetic solutions easily available so as to be applied to some of humanity’s most pressing challenges.

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Bonobo Peace Forest

Bonobo Peace Forest is a growing network of community-based forest reserves and sustainable development zones created to provide protection for bonobos and other species in the Congo rainforest.

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Earth Roofs for the Sahel

French organization Association la Voute Nubienne’s Earth Roofs for the Sahel program trains and supports local teams in sub-Saharan Africa on how to build long-lasting, passively cooled earth buildings out of locally sourced materials.

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