Slowly but surely it seems like the fashion industry is catching up to the rest of the world when it comes to incorporating bamboo fabrics into their latest looks and trendy runway lineups. By finally recognizing these benefits, businesses have been able to deliver an eco-friendly product to their ever-growing base of consumers who care deeply about the environment and how to play their small part to combat the ongoing effects of climate change.
Going back to school will undoubtedly feel a little bit different this fall as many children prepare to enter their classrooms for the first time since they were forced to abruptly leave their favorite teachers and friends when the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation last spring. Although we are certainly not out of the woods just yet, the United States has been making incredible strides in the fight against COVID-19 and thankfully our hardworking educators and students will be back in action for the 2021-2022 academic school year.
For years upon years, the term “bamboo” has been burned into our brains as being synonymous with those cute & cuddly giant panda bears and pretty much nothing else…but not anymore. As climate change crusaders from every continent continue their noble battle against global warming, it’s high time that the rest of the general public lets their guard down and gets onboard with the beautiful benefits of bamboo.
Numerous countries from all over the world rely on the versatility and diversity of bamboo to provide both economic and ecological benefits, however, the usage of bamboo in the United States has gotten a bad reputation in the recent years and local climatologists and conservationists are combining their efforts in order to remove the unwelcomed and scientifically-unfounded stigma that currently surrounds the growing of bamboo crops in our country.
Consumers around the world finally seem to be catching on to the bountiful benefits of using bamboo products throughout their homes. When utilized for interior decorating, bamboo has an elegant way of elevating and transforming a typically boring space into an eye-catching point-of-interest that will have every guest in awe of your new breakfast nook, tranquil bedroom, or calming and relaxing reading area.
As one of the most important species of insect on the planet, bees play an essential and vital role in the biodiversity of the Earth’s ecosystem. Through their incredible ability to mass pollinate, these curious creatures are crucial to the survival of the entire world’s agricultural system as they are responsible for the cross-fertilization of nearly 75% of our edible food crops.
As one of the fastest growing tropical plants on the planet, bamboo is by far one of the most dynamic, yet overlooked and under-utilized materials in the world. In fact, did you know that you can contribute to the fight against climate change by simply planting a small amount of bamboo in your garden? A typical bamboo grove will generate 35% more oxygen than a similar collection of standard trees, and although this is probably a few more bamboo plants than you had anticipated for your backyard, the point is still the same: bamboo works wonders for our global environment.
The prestigious Yuan Ye Awards in China is a decades-old institution composed of an elite group of jurors who are considered to be the world’s leading experts in the area of architecture and design. This year, these scholars sifted through approximately 1,000 applications and entries throughout 20 professional fields and determined that Vedana, a restaurant tucked away in the northern Ninh Binh province outside Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam, would be the granted the grand prize architectural award for its distinctive designs created almost entirely out of sustainable bamboo materials.
According to an eye-opening and shocking statistical report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the United States “leads the world in toilet paper consumption, with the average American going through 28 pounds of it per year…translating to 141 rolls per person.” Additionally, a majority of the materials in a typical roll of toilet paper are not fully biodegradable or eco-friendly like its bamboo and recyclable counterparts, thus continuing the constant strain on our global environment.
A well-deserved kudos goes to Emily Rodia and Jason Rusnock, an ambitious young entrepreneurial couple from Pennsylvania who haven’t let the staggering setbacks of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak drive away their dreams of opening an eco-friendly shop in the heart of their South Philadelphia neighborhood.
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We are dedicated to the promotion and use of bamboo throughout the world. Bamboo is a plant that offers limitless potential for the future. It offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and a green alternative.