The warm summer temperatures are beginning to cool off and the first leaves of fall are beginning to turn those brilliant & vibrant colors, which means it won’t be long before the first snowflakes start to stream down from the sky here in the Midwest. So, as you break out the ice scrapers, sidewalk salt, and cozy fuzzy blankets, consider these DIY bamboo projects that will highlight your home and kill some time while you’re stuck inside for the next couple of months.
The warm sun is shining, the beautiful flowers are blooming, and hundreds, if not thousands of green thumbers from across the world have already been hard at work for a little over a month managing their own personal patches of land. From backyard beginners to family-owned farms and everything in between, summertime is the prime time for planting a plethora of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and decorative foliage including bamboo.
Thanksgiving is just fourteen days away and if you’re like many people across the country, after you’ve carved the turkey, watched your favorite football team, fallen asleep on the couch a couple of times, then shopped ‘til you dropped on Black Friday, you will definitely be stringing up the lights, purchasing the poinsettias, and pulling the rest of your holiday decorations out of storage and those hard-to-reach crawl spaces in anticipation for the next few week’s worth of festivities.
According to a recently released article from the health professionals who put together the popular website WebMD.com, more and more citizens in the western hemisphere are realizing the incredible health advantages of incorporating bamboo into their everyday diets.
If you’re looking for some new, unusual, and unique Halloween decoration ideas this year that will also benefit the environment, consider the incorporation of bamboo. This affordable, durable, and versatile product has been a well-kept secret among the DIY crafting community until its recent spike in popularity stemming from the millennial consumer’s newly found desire to combat climate change on even the smallest of scales.
The official start of fall is less than a week away, but if you’ve recently stepped foot into any commercial retailer or big-box store, you already know that they’ve been featuring the usual autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations for well over a month. This year, instead of purchasing the same boring leaf, turkey, and pumpkin-themed tchotchkes, why not switch it up and select something a little different and slightly more sustainable, like bamboo.
Simultaneously beautiful and beneficial to the environment, bamboo structures are slowly seeing a comeback of epic proportions as architects and builders from all over the world are starting to incorporate this dynamic, durable, and eco-friendly plant into their jaw-dropping designs.
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.
Admittedly, we’re a little late to the party in regards to the celebration of World Bamboo Day, which occurred last week on Friday, September 18th, 2020. However, we’re coming together today to feature some of our favorite, eco-friendly ways to incorporate bamboo into our everyday lives and ultimately cut down on the carbon footprints that we’re leaving behind for our families and friends.
Throughout the decades, history has proven that most interior decorating trends come and go like the wind…green shag carpet anyone? And while most of them aren’t complete and utter failures, you certainly wouldn’t want to get stuck staring at an eye-sore for the rest of your home-owning days. The main issue with following those fantastic fads is that the “honeymoon phase” typically wears off, leaving you with an interior design that you once loved, but is now driving you absolutely crazy. Selecting something more sustainable and long-lasting like bamboo will enable you to enjoy your living space for many years to come without having to worry about future remodels down the road.
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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.