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Honoring women in science: Benyus receives award :: Biomimicry 3.8

Honoring women in science: Benyus receives award

It’s always fun to share news about our wonderful founders, who work so hard to share inspiration through biomimicry. And this week, our co-founder Janine Benyus joined an impressive group of leading women in science at the 2016 Feinstone Environmental Awards in Syracuse October 26, accepting an award for non-governmental organizations. The awards, named for Sol Feinstone, were given out to Janine and three other winners during a ceremony at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which organizes the event.

The Feinstone Environmental Awards recognize outstanding achievement in advancing the cause of the environment and social environmental issues.

It’s one of the oldest and most-respected award programs in the environmental field. The Feinstone Awards were established in 1976 by Sol Feinstone, a 1915 graduate of ESF who was a widely known historian and author. The program recognizes leaders who care for the environment, encourage volunteerism and add to society’s understanding of environmental issues and their solutions.

Janine’s work to empower and inspire through biomimicry. Here’s Janine’s full writeup: 

Janine Benyus is known worldwide for her influence in naming the practice of biomimicry and for her work in shaping the practice as an innovation tool that can solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. She is the co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, and The Biomimicry Institute, a nonprofit that empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

The other winners were Nancy Barbour, vice president of Drug Product Science & Technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Robin Kimmerer, a Distinguished Teaching Professor at ESF, and the founding director of the ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment; and Anahita Williamson directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2′s Division of Environmental Science and Assessment. 

You can read the full press release here

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