It was on a rhino education trip in Karongwe, Limpopo, when I first heard the term biomimicry. The term was coined by Janine Benyus in 1990, and relates to humans looking to nature to create new inventions.
Travel down any highway in South Africa and you’ll see that most of the vehicles have a single occupant – the driver. If any of them gave a lift to another person, they’d be halving the costs (and the carbon footprint). But where to find such people?