World Bamboo Day, is a day of celebration held every September 18 aimed to increase the awareness of bamboo globally.
Led by the World Bamboo Organization, it highlights the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around the world, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.
Bamboo is so many things. It is food, it is fiber, it is fuel, a construction material, a landscape restoration, and is economic development. It holds hope for climate change mitigation and for our future.
5 things you need to know about bamboo.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing renewable resource. It takes just 5 years for bamboo to be harvested. It is a versatile plant variety that can tackle the loss of forest acres due to deforestation.
Bamboo plants do not require fertiliser, pesticide or herbicide. Bamboo draws natural nitrogen from the soil and does not add any chemicals to the soil.
BAMBOO IS BETTER FOR THE AIR.
Bamboo produces 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees, which means that each and every bamboo shoot is doing its part to combat climate change.
Bamboo plants can be used for making paper, flooring, charcoal, building materials etc. Every part of bamboo can be utilised.
FASTEST GROWING PLANT.
Bamboo has an amazing growth rate. There are some species of bamboo that grow more than 3 feet per day! No plant on earth that has such a growth rate!
CELEBRATION OF WORLD BAMBOO DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Locally, a growing number Filipino initators are spearheading plantation of Bamboo during World Bamboo Day. In 2018, around 5,000 bamboos were planted in the towns of Asturias and Balamban Cebu. Albayanos celebrate 2018 WBD at a two-hectare bamboo forest in Kawa-Kawa Natural Park, at Bambusetum in Lagao City where 15 species of bamboo thrived.
Zhubamboo is proud to be a partner in celebrating this remarkable renewable material. We started Zhubamboo to promote the use of renewable materials in our daily lives.
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