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 Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala in association with Kerala State Bamboo Mission has been organizing ‘Kerala Bamboo Fest’ since 2004. Kerala Bamboo Fests are conducted annually at Kochi during the month of December. Kerala Bamboo Fest 2012 was organized at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium Ground, Kaloor, Kochi. The 10th edition of Kerala Bamboo Fest is scheduled to be conducted from December 13 to 17, 2013 at ‘Ernakulathappan Ground’, Kochi (Ernakulam), Ker
Auroville is an international township in South East India, near Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu. It was created in dedication to human unity and endorsed by UNESCO. The mission is steeped in reverence for not only a healthy humanity, but for a healthy environment, and Auroville has become known globally for its provision of high-quality sustainable solutions and products, which is where bamboo has a important role to play. In 2008, Balu Poonsawamy founded the Auroville Bamboo Centre. It is a not-for-
By LIN, Ya-Yin 2013/05/15 Life is full of surprises. We never know where we’re going to end up when we take our first step. In 2012, I went to Belgium to attend the 9th World Bamboo Congress (WBC). I had been invited by an architect friend to collaborate with her on the design of a bamboo library for an elementary school. We were looking for information about cutting-edge techniques for the treatment of bamboo as a structural bui
BEIJING, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Chinese scientists report they have decoded the genome for a variety of bamboo in hopes of improving it and using the plant as an alternative to wood. The results of the study of moso bamboo, a giant timber bamboo that can grow to more than 90 feet tall, have been published in the journal Nature Genetics. READ HERE: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2569.html Jiang Zehui, leader of the researchers responsible for decoding the genome, said the
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.