At World Bamboo, we strive to provide the realities, the truth and the potentials of bamboo. We understand the complexities of bamboo as a renewable resource. While promoting the potential sustainability of bamboo, we also acknowledge “inconvenient truths” such as the challenge of certification, best management practices, chain of custody, and workers safety in the manufacturing of bamboo products, etc. These are some of the reasons why WBO is committed to seeing that bamboo gets the chance it d
From Bogata came the sad news that on the morning of February 16, the world lost a great friend of bamboo, a World Bamboo Pioneer, the great architect Oscar Hidalgo Lopez. Oscar was a true living legend, and to share even a few minutes with him was something that would stay with you long afterwards. In 2009, the WBO honored Oscar as a recipient of the World Bamboo Pioneer Award. Already at that time his health had diminished and he was unable to travel to Belgium for the World Bamboo Congress.
For centuries bamboo has played an indispensable role in the daily life of billions of people around the world. Recently it has gained an increasing importance worldwide as a substitution for timber and for a wide range of other innovative products and potentials. Bamboo is a vital resource for mankind. Its wide distribution throughout the world overlaps with hundreds of millions of people, animals and invertebrates who depend on it as a daily essential. With thousands of uses, as food, clothing
If you reside in the North America you probably noticed that the ‘business of bamboo’ has come a long way in this neck of the woods in recent years. Not too long ago any bamboo company that you might come across was more than likely a bamboo flooring business. In part, the flooring industry paved the way for a bamboo consumerism. Now with modern techniques and technology, bamboo can be processed into a wide range of commodities. As of late, we are enjoying the existence of numerous other
Please take note that the First Bamboo Global Summit 2014 will be held at Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 21-22 April 2014. This event will provide a great platform for bamboo trade and technology where leading growth firms, entrepreneurs, technocrats, innovators meet the best ideas in the area of bamboo. This summit will be attended by leading bamboo experts, CEOs, practitioners, strategy management, skill and HR providers. The two days summit and one day excursion will provide intense
On behalf of the World Bamboo Organization, I want to personally thank you for taking part in today’s celebration of World Bamboo Day. In fact, celebrations are underway throughout the month all around the world, and the impact is encouraging. World Bamboo Day was declared by the Royal Forest Department of Thailand on September 18th in Bangkok, during the 8th World Bamboo Congress held at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in 2009. It was the brilliant idea of Sri Kamesh Salam of Assam, then Presid
The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. We are dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.