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.


Welcome Avery Chua - New World Bamboo Ambassador!

At the 11th WBC in Mexico, I was so happy to meet Mr. Avery Chua, the CEO of dassoUSA. He was invited as a keynote to give the presentation: dasso Innovation: Bamboo manufacturing technique span over 25 years (1993 – 2018). I know he will be a great fit as a World Bamboo Ambassador. Welcome, Avery!

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Amazon Bamboo Workshop

November 1-4, 2018 in Tampopata, Peru. This is an amazing opportunity for a truly exotic experience within the rainforest of the Amazon. Hosted by the Amazon Yoga Centre, our friend Vanessa Frias invites you to come learn about building sustainably, and much more.

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Welcome Yoshihiro Yamagishi: New World Bamboo Ambassador

To raise awareness about the vast potentials of bamboo, beyond the simple beauty and utilization, Yoshihiro works tirelessly to market tiger bamboo as a symbol with far-reaching applications. Take a look at his diary, and follow him on social media. You can reach out to him via email, yondaime@taketora.co.jp.

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Welcome Guilherme Korte - New World Bamboo Ambassador!

Guilherme Korte is the President of the Association of Bamboo Producers (Aprobambu), and Viveiro da Taboca Cultivos Ltda. With a background in investigative journalism, he believes in bamboo as a solution for the environmental, economic and social sustainabilities outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Healing Touch of Bamboo - Dr. Nirmala Chongtham

Dr. Nirmala Chongtham is a world-authority on the nutritional benefits of bamboo shoots. She presented a keynote lecture at the recent 11th World Bamboo Congress in Mexico entitled "The Healing Touch of Bamboo: Soul, Mind and Body", and went on to chair the session regarding Food & Pharmacy. Are you intrigued by delicious-tasting bamboo shoots?

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The World Bamboo Pioneers Award 2018

Dedication, determination and collaboration are required to advance any scientific endeavor. There exist individuals whose lifelong commitment to bamboo science and culture deserve our attention and honored recognition. Today, as part of the inauguration of the 11th World Bamboo Congress, we honor 4 of these great Bamboo Pioneers:

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The Bamboo Academic Management Scholarship for Bamboo Studies

The purpose of the Bamboo Academic Management Scholarship is to support a talented and ambitious student with aspirations to contribute to the bamboo industry. It is meant to ensure that opportunities are available for those entering the new academic field of bamboo studies, and to encourage other organizations to provide assistance to the next generation of bamboo researchers, business leaders, and environmental advocates.

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Bamboo is Growing.

To coincide with the upcoming 11th World Bamboo Congress in Xalapa, Mexico, World Bamboo is proud to announce it's "Bamboo is Growing" campaign. Special thanks to Oscar Heju for his beautiful footage taken at The World Bamboo Workshop last year and putting together this video.


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Booming Bamboo

You can weave it, laminate it, spin it into fabric, even 3D print it. Bamboo is one of the most versatile materials in the world, yet it is still relatively unknown in world of design. The first book of its kind, Booming Bamboo, written by Dr Pablo van der Lugt and published by Materia, explores the most innovative applications for this material.


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WBO Partner Spotlight: WooBamboo Eco-awesome Oral Care

Our Corporate Partner, WooBamboo Eco-awesome Oral Care, is based in the state of Florida, U.S.A., and was launched on Earth Day in 2013. In just over 5 years, their line of natural bamboo toothbrushes, biodegradable silk floss, and natural toothpaste has become available in almost 17,000 stores in more than 30 countries. So far, well over two million plastic toothbrushes have been replaced with those made of bamboo. Read the interview and learn more.

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11th World Bamboo Congress to be held in Mexico, 2018

Every three years, the World Bamboo Organization (WBO) organizes the World Bamboo Congress for the public dissemination of the most current scientific and field research information available worldwide. The 11th WBC will be in the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, hosted by Bambues y Forestales de Mexico, A.C. in August 2018.

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