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Teeming IV: The Innovation of Upcycling
Wednesday, June 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Join Dr. Tamsin Wooley Barker and the Evolutionary Leaders’ circle on Holistic Design & Biomimicry for this fourth installment on the innovation of upcycling and how we can utilize natural resources to thrive just like other superorganisms. For example, in the Kalahari desert, for instance, the macrotermites build towering air-conditioned mounds of silk-saliva and sand. At night, they gather scraps of grass and twigs, bringing them down into their fungal gardens to upcycle it. This sets off a chain reaction that helps to support the whole ecosystem! Humans can learn from these behaviors and engage in activities that will have the same