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Environmental Speaker Series set to continue at MCC

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 11:46 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The 2014 Great Lakes Bioneers Speaker Series concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14.

The last of a three-part series, this seminar will feature the topic “Adapt to Changing Conditions: Embodying Nature’s Resilience Principles in the Face of Climate Change.”

Speakers include Amy Coffman Phillips, designer and facilitator and founder of B-Collaborative. Joining her via DVD will be Janine Benyus, founder and president of Biomimicry Network.

Coffman Phillips is a certified Biomimicry professional who believes citizens can solve today’s sustainability and resilience challenges by learning from the success stories found in nature. Trained as an licensed architect with an MBA concentration in business management, she takes her love of nature and the creative process and weaves them into a career that reconnects humans and nature with the goal of improving both human and natural systems.

She founded B-Collaborative, an education and design consultancy, to create and facilitate transformative nature inspired projects. Their “BEND, Don’t Break” naturally inspired resiliency workshop gives businesses, organizations and communities the tools they need to integrate biological resilience strategies into their strategic planning.

The speaker series is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.mchenry.edu/bioneers or call the MCC Sustainability Center at 815-479-7765.

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