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!

The Grow Bamboo Initiative
The Grow Bamboo Initiative

Meet THE GROW BAMBOO INITIATIVE Team

Boo-Coin - Grow Bamboo Initiative Coaster

HK$100.00
Get yourself a Boo-Coin and we plant 1 bamboo for you!  1 bamboo can capture 2 metric tonnes! Our project the "Grow Bamboo Initiative" to grow bamboo on a larger scale in order to fight climate change and to support local rural communities has come together and has planted its first bamboo seeds in Nepal this year. We have planted one hectare of bamboo in the Kavre district of Nepal, that employs the local rural community to plant and tend to the bamboo until its harvest after three years. The bamboo will be woven and crafted into baskets and incense sticks, chopsticks and other daily practical items that are eco-friendly and can serve as a replacement for plastic and other non eco friendly materials.   To keep this good work going, Bamboa has minted its own currency – the BOO-Coin, made of 100% ethically-sourced bamboo. Your contribution plants more bamboo and we’ll send you an ethically-sourced, unvarnished, BOO-Coin made out of Bamboo. Keep it or give it as a holiday gift. It’s a coaster, a conversation piece and shows that you care about our fragile world. This is a present that keeps on growing. A living and breathing gift that...
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OUR MISSION

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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.

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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. 

On the hectare dedicated to the GBI, the communities will plant and attend to the bamboo until it is ready to be harvested.

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PRODUCE ECO FRIENDLY ITEMS

After 3 - 4 years, the bamboo will be harvested and sold locally or will be woven and crafted into daily practical items that are eco-friendly and can serve as a replacement for plastic and other non eco friendly materials.

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT...

HELP US HELP THEM!