How to Freshen Up Your Backyard

How to Freshen Up Your Backyard

Cleaning air across the world can be as easy as doing it at home. Nature has always provided tried and true systems for doing just that, and they are extremely easy to adapt to your backyard. Today’s secret is bamboo. Bamboo may seem or even sound like an exotic plant, … Continue reading

Bamboo Sheet Set Review – Budget Earth

Bamboo Sheet Set Review – Budget Earth

As we talk a lot about the sustainability and renewability of bamboo products, some people have spoken out about just how nice they really are.  One blogger has posted a bamboo sheets review and raves about their quality. Bamboo sheet sets represent just one of many valuable and quality products … Continue reading

How to Grow Bamboo

How to Grow Bamboo

When contemplating having your own bamboo, there are a few things to consider.  How you want to acquire it is one – there are many good websites out there that provide high quality bamboo seeds.  Buy seeds is the cheapest, albeit, it takes long to get a full grown plant.  … Continue reading

Two New Species of African Bamboo

Two New Species of African Bamboo

One of the leading biologists in bamboo research, Dr. Chris Stapleton, has recently found two new species of bamboo in the mountains of the Cameroon.  Right across from Ethiopia, these species have been hidden away in the mountains as food for gorillas.  Mountain bamboos in Africa are not well known … Continue reading

Bamboo Plantations in Central America

Bamboo Plantations in Central America

Many countries and institutions speak of their search for alternative resources, yet most of these hollow remarks seem to fall into a forgotten abyss. There are a number of alternative resources for a variety of field, but few have seem to attempt putting them into play – even a little … Continue reading

Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

For the past ten years, Santa Clara University students have been researched and applied bamboo into structural elements of home building.  In a world struggling with deforestation and actively searching for sustainable and renewable resources, bamboo could be the future of the construction industries around the world.  In their entry … Continue reading

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Recently, John Naylor received the Foster+Partners Prize for a rebuilding program that he developed for the country of Haiti.  Called the Bamboo Lakou Project, Naylor outlined plans for a long term rematerializing of a devastated nation and a short term rebuilding program to assist with the homeless.  His project received … Continue reading

Bamboo Forest-Kyoto

I recently returned from a trip to Japan and Palau.  Both were excellent destinations, although quite different.  While in Japan, I was able to take the bullet train out to Kyoto for a few days.  There I was lucky enough to find the Bamboo National Forest.  In was something like … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets-Rayon from bamboo

Rayon from bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular bedding and apparel products in America.  Coming from a very sustainable and renewable source, bamboo is not only an eco-friendly choice, but a comfortable one as well. Bamboo fabric is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics on … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets and Organic sheets

In this trendy debate we are contextualizing the battle of bamboo vs. organic cotton for the eco-friendly title.  It seems as if the war is stooped in tradition: cotton being the American staple for centuries, while bamboo has been an east Asian staple for thousands of years.  This article will … Continue reading