ABOUT THE GROW BAMBOO INITIATIVE BY BAMBOA
Founded in September 2020 by Julia Washbourne (CEO of Bamboa) and co-founder Dr Shyam Paudel (Forest and climate specialist),
The Grow Bamboo Initiative has one main mission:
PROMOTE BAMBOO PLANTATION GLOBALLY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND EMPOWER LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMY.
The initiative has started by creating the first community bamboo plantation project in Kavre District, Nepal by supporting a dozen of local families from Dhaneshowri village. One hectare of 250 bamboos has been planted so far. We need your support now more than ever!
Meet THE GROW BAMBOO INITIATIVE Team
FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEFORESTATION
Bamboo release 35% more oxygen than trees and absorb carbon dioxide. The 250 bamboos planted so far eliminates 200 METRICS TONNES OF CO2 and is also a way to slow deforestation. Fast growing bamboo can help quickly replenish a forest stripped of timber.
SUPPORT RURAL COMMUNITIES
The initiative support a dozen of rural families by providing them with an income for their families and educations of their children.