Keeping Bamboo Strong

WBO: Keeping Bamboo Strong.

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.


2016 Bamboo in the Urban Environment Symposium

The University of Pittsburgh hosted an important symposium which addressed the global challenges of urbanization and resilience in the face of natural hazards and climate change through facilitating the use of a bamboo. View the presentations from this link: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/2016Bamboo/

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RIZOMA PROJECT, By BAMBAS

While attending the 3CMB in Huatusco, I met a passionate young team, led by Daniel, Carmen and Jessica. Called BAMBAS, their bamboo bike community workshops create collaborative networks of diverse groups of people and communities. They see the bicycle as a vehicle of transformation in the relation between humans, nature and society. Read more...


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EcoPlanet Bamboo video premiers at Sundance Festival

EcoPlanet Bamboo has had the opportunity to feature a short documentary entitled "Conscious Capitalism: Transforming Landscapes, Communities and Global Markets" on our West African operations at the Sundance Film Festival. The event was attended by a range of movie stars, prominent environmentalists and a large audience.


http://www.ecoplanetbamboo.com/ghana_video
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United Nations Global Compact and the SDGs

The WBO is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact. With the motto, Making Global Goals Local Business, this is a good fit for the WBO. As a trade association, we are committed to promoting bamboo globally as a sustainability tool. We believe that the 17 Sustainability Development Goals are our "moral compass".

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WBO Partner Spotlight: Cariloha

The world of retail is growing constantly with new trends and designs all influenced by new ideas and modern lifestyle. Cariloha is a retail chain store that has been around since 2008, when they opened their first three stores in Mexico and the Caribbean. Their goal is to provide bamboo products, mostly clothing and other textiles, that are influenced by both Caribbean and Hawaii lifestyles. In fact, their name is a combination between ‘Caribbean’ and ‘Aloha’.

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WBO Partner Spotlight: NooTrees

Bamboo textiles, pulp and paper play a major role in the industrialized bamboo sectors. This month World Bamboo Organization Partners & Projects focuses on two partners that are contributing to the bamboo industry in these expanding sectors: NooTrees and Cariloha.

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Partners and Project News at WBO

World Bamboo Organization recently began working with three skilled interns! Lluvia Castaneda, Michaela Humby, and Scott Funke. Welcome to all three of you! We are very pleased to have your help.

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World Bamboo Design Competition Winners Announced!

In September, the World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee and the World Bamboo Organization launched ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’, supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, the Korea Forest Service, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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MIT explores bamboo's potentials

Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical in parts of the world where bamboo thrives.

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Choi Hyungsik, South Korea

Governor Choi has made a tremendous impact on the county of Damyang, revitalizing its bamboo sector by expanding its bamboo industry for modern and sustainable utilization. Today, thanks to Governor Choi, the local bamboo resources are carefully maintained and managed to sustainably supply bamboo culms and shoots for emerging new markets.

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