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Pacific Bamboo Resources

Why Pacific Bamboo Resources?

As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission and interdisciplinary activities align with efforts to address issues of global climate change, sustainable economic development, and community resilience.

Point1 Why Bamboo? Tremendous evidence now exists indicating that our only planet
is suffering from impacts of climate change, unsustainable consumption
of non-renewable resources, persistent poverty and public
health issues, and insufficient local economic
success – all of which can be addressed with bamboo resource systems;
Johnson in Bamboo Forest
Point2 Why Bamboo? B4G facilitates excellent interdisciplinary collaboration on
bamboo development, uniquely and effectively linking international,
regional, national and local partners to realize inclusive,
durable outcomes - for good;
Bamboo for Gorilla Conservation Team
Point3 Why Bamboo? A grass, not a tree, bamboo is recognized around the world
as an important plant and biodiversity partner -- supporting
people, communities, flora and fauna around the world;
Bamboo Closeup
Point4 Why Bamboo? Bamboo sequesters tremendous volumes of carbon as a
critical contribution to mitigating impacts of climate change;
Bamboo Leaves
Point5 Why Bamboo? Suitable for both urban and rural cultivation and use,
bamboo supports sustainable agriculture, forestry,
and myriad businesses and industries;
Field Workers
Point6 Why Bamboo? Bamboo resources are used to create innovative, durable,
valuable goods and services, especially as part of disaster
response, recovery and restoration efforts,
often when conventional resources are
unavailable or cost-prohibitive;
Bamboo Basket
Point7 Why Bamboo? Directly and indirectly, bamboo value-chains create
jobs and resilient local, national, and
international economic development;
Woman and Child
Point8 Why Bamboo? Bamboo serves as an excellent resource complement or
replacement to wood, plastic, and metal,
and is a suitable alternative to petroleum-based
and carbon-intensive material applications;
Bundles of Bamboo
Point9 Why Bamboo? A truly international, cross-cultural asset, bamboo inspires
collaborations and interdisciplinary projects which dovetail
with many international efforts to address poverty,
environmental degradation, economic development,
public health, and community resilience;
Woman in Field
Point10 Why Bamboo? Bamboo resources are used to create innovative, durable,
valuable goods and services, especially as part of disaster
response, recovery and restoration efforts,
often when conventional resources are
unavailable or cost-prohibitive;

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Bamboo For Good (B4G) is Pacific Bamboo Resource's flagship program of innovative international partners across East Africa and beyond, working together to mobilize bamboo resources for good.

B4G Mission

Grow • Train • Make • Sustain

Grow: Advance bamboo to serve critical social, economic and environmental needs in international communities.

Train: Provide training and leadership programs to create new employment growth and foster community development.

Make: Create adaptable and responsive design, production as fulfillment of bamboo products to meet critical needs.

Sustain: Foster international relationships with partners to uphold the vitality of programs and communities served by B4G.

B4G Projects

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B4G highlighted as best-practice model at United Nations High Level Political Forum.

In July 2019, B4G was presented to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development as a best practice model for advancing and sustaining UN sustainable development goal (SDG) achievements.

B4G Acknowledged by the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

B4G has been recognized in the 2018 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development as "a best practice example of innovation in social work and social development to maintain a balance between humans and the planet."