Last week I saw a trailer clip on CNN about an eco-story on bamboo, and found this short video on their web site:
It’s an interview with Linda Garland, the founder of the Environmental Bamboo Foundation (EBF). EBF is a non-profit organisation based in Bali dedicated to promoting bamboo as the ideal solution to the twin problems of over-population and dwindling resources.
Some fascinating quotes on bamboo from the video:
“… being the fastest growing plant in the world, is also the fastest absorber of carbon dioxide.”
“… building material of the future.”
“.. bamboo is the ‘Gurkha’ of the plant kingdom (because it’s so strong).”
The video is only 3 minutes long, and well worth a look. Check out the embedded video above!If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!