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.


Introducing BamBook - The Global Bamboo Resources Directory

BamBook is a joint-venture project sponsored by the World Bamboo Organization and INBAR. This Global Bamboo Resources Directory of bamboo & rattan professionals will promote the many benefits of these versatile plants. We envision this a very useful directory of bamboo people – a list of practitioners who are leading in their fields, a guide to who is working in specific sectors of the bamboo world, and to whom both organizations can “endorse” as being some of the very best in bamboo.

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WBO Partner Spotlight: Resource Fiber

Each of our Corporate Partners has a story to tell about their bamboo business that we believe will serve to enlighten, educate, and inspire those already in - or embarking on their own bamboo business journey! This week Ann Knight, Co-Founder, CCO and Executive Vice President of Resource Fiber, answers (7) questions for the bamboo business.

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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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Bamboo promises 'win-win' after decades of tropical forest loss

As tropical forest timbers rapidly run out in Indonesia, bamboo plantations are being promoted as a sustainable solution for local communities. Bravo to Arief Rabik and his team at Indobamboo for pushing, for innovating, and for pulling in the government of Indonesia in this progressive project.

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World Bamboo Ambassador from Haiti Appointed

Jane Wynne of Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve joins the team of WBO Ambassadors. Over decades we have tried to help the people of Haiti with disaster relief housing and encouraging the planting of bamboo. Now, with Jane on our team, we feel we can do this more successfully. She has a long family history of caring for the earth.

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How we get things done....

WBO Intern Maddie Cassidy-She is our current intern and she is a huge help. This is her last year studying Global Environmental Studies and Philosophy at Clark University (located in Worcester, Massachusetts), and she will be graduating in the Spring 2017. She loves the environment, traveling and writing.

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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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