ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL WINNERS OF THE 2012 WORLD BAMBOO DAY CONTEST
sponsored by EcoPlanet Bamboo! This year’s World Bamboo Day – 18 September – was incredibly celebrated by thousands of people around the globe. We here at World Bamboo are inspired and amazed by the growth and enthusiasm in which this day is evolving, and look forward with optimism to future celebrations. This year’s contest brought a wide array of people together to promote our common mission of promoting awareness and sustainable development of bamboo utilization. Twenty-nine groups entered as contestants, vying for prize moneys in three categories.
We proudly thank all of you out there around the world who celebrated bamboo in honor of World Bamboo Day! Some of you sat quietly in contemplation under the canopy of bamboo, while others sang and danced. Some took part in painting competitions, bamboo-shoot cooking competitions, attended lectures and presentations, or planted bamboo to help the environment. President Michel Abadie celebrated in Paris (see photo). We salute BAMBOO, and we salute you!
Congratulations go to the OFFICIAL WINNERS of the2012 World Bamboo Day Contest:
–> First Place Winner for the “Most Creative World Bamboo Day Event 2012″ $500.(usd)
Name of Group: Bamboo Malaysia,http://www.bamboomalaysia.com/
led by Shazila Ghazi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Partners: Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and others
Location: Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
–> First Place Winner for the “Largest Crowd World Bamboo Day Event 2012” $250.(usd)
Name of Group: Arellano University, http://www.arellano.edu.ph/
led by Ramon Parica, Jr. <email@example.com>
Partners: Arellano University, Dept of Environment and Natural Resources Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau (DENR-ERDB), Kawayan Farm Piliila, Local government unit of Pangil, Laguna
Location: AU Pasig, Manila, PHILIPPINES
–> Two – First Place Winners in the category “Bamboo is Important because…” $250.(usd)
1> Name of group: Celebrating World Bamboo Day 2012 Borobudur
led by Anto Rimbawanto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Parnters: Center for Training of Teaching Staff on Arts and Culture, PATRA-PALA Foundation for Socio Ecology and Ecotourism, Centre for Watershed Management of Serayu Opak Progo, Borobudur Temple Tourism Park, Sahabat Bambu, Bambu Nusa Verde
Location: Borobudur, Jakarta INDONESIA
2> Name of group: Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, http://www.tbgri.in/
led by K.C. Koshy <email@example.com>
Partners: Botany Graduate students from Iqbal College, Peringammala, Upper primary Students and teachers from SN UP school, Kollayil, Biodiversity Management Committee of Peringammala Panchayath (local self Government), Members from Kerala Sastrasahitya Parishath, Palode, and Fighters Eco-Club, Nanniyode
Location: Palode, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala INDIA
Visit our website, http://www.worldbambooday.org/ for more info.