Global Collaboration   

Bamboo 4 Good (B4G) pursues collaborative, innovative partnerships among public and private institutions across regions of Asia Pacific, Caribbean, the Americas, and Eastern / Central Africa — working together to mobilize bamboo resources for good.

We use bamboo as a holistic solution to both empower communities and mitigate climate change.  We train trainers, establish plantations, and create revenue generative bamboo businesses.

 

CONNECT

First, using Social Work approaches, we develop regional relationships and partnerships to collaboratively discuss, define, and address critical social, economic, and environmental needs on a local level.

GROW

We increase the knowledge and adoption of bamboo through research and promotion.

We expand our partnership network and our reach through collaborative projects.

TRAIN

Our global team is trained by local partners to understand how we can be most effective in their area.

We train trainers on bamboo cultivation, sustainable farming, and business models.

MAKE

We develop bamboo nurseries that provide job and industry opportunities. 

We create bamboo products that are highly useful on a local level.

SUSTAIN

Our projects create income streams that support communities and our programs.

We sustain the earth through reforestation, erosion control, and restoring degraded land. 

B4G In Action

 DEVELOP         LOCAL   PARTNERSHIPS

BAMBOO CULTIVATION & NURSERIES

MANAGEMENT & HARVESTING

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 

HABITAT & LAND CONSERVATION

CARPENTRY MATERIAL & FURNITURE 

PACKAGING & LOGISTICS

B4G  

RWANDA    

New Initiatives.

We are using B4G principles in Rwanda, Land of a Thousand Hills, to provide jobs, restore farmland, and mitigate the effects of climate change. 

We hope our mission speaks to you.   

Help us grow new opportunities.  

Pacific Bamboo Resources

From Rhizomes to Resilience:
We’re positioning bamboo resources for 21st-century sustainability.

Our Location 

Seattle, WA

Contact: 

info@pacificbamboo.org

Bamboo Cultivation & Nurseries
Unemployment and poverty rates are very high in many rural communities across the bamboo belt; these conditions create strain on areas' ecosystems and wildlife due to unsustainable harvesting of sustenance and materials. B4G develops bamboo awareness and nurseries to provide jobs, food, and resources for residents of these areas. The nurseries are used to propagate thousands of new bamboo seedlings that supply local farmers and plantations.
Bamboo Cultivation & Nurseries
Unemployment and poverty rates are very high in many rural communities across the bamboo belt; these conditions create strain on areas' ecosystems and wildlife due to unsustainable harvesting of sustenance and materials. B4G develops bamboo awareness and nurseries to provide jobs, food, and resources for residents of these areas. The nurseries are used to propagate thousands of new bamboo seedlings that supply local farmers and plantations.
Packaging & Logistics
In many countries we work in, bringing goods to market from rural areas can be difficult to the point that many items never make it or are ruined in transport. B4G teaches communities how to use bamboo to create boxes and baskets that package and protect items in transport.
Packaging & Logistics
In many countries we work in, bringing goods to market from rural areas can be difficult to the point that many items never make it or are ruined in transport. B4G teaches communities how to use bamboo to create boxes and baskets that package and protect items in transport.
Sustainable Agriculture
Farmers can struggle to find resources for fencing, lath shades, trellises, stakes, and poles. B4G shows farmers how they can grow and use bamboo for all of these needs while simultaneously controlling erosion on their farmland.
Sustainable Agriculture
Farmers can struggle to find resources for fencing, lath shades, trellises, stakes, and poles. B4G shows farmers how they can grow and use bamboo for all of these needs while simultaneously controlling erosion on their farmland.
Carpentry Materials & Furniture
Beds for homes and clinics, desks for schools, and chairs for all of the above are in high demand throughout the bamboo belt. Many of these items are currently imported due to lack of carpentry materials; prices are high and transporting these bulky items to rural areas can be near impossible. B4G shows rural residents how to build different types of low-cost furniture from bamboo grown in their area.
Carpentry Materials & Furniture
Beds for homes and clinics, desks for schools, and chairs for all of the above are in high demand throughout the bamboo belt. Many of these items are currently imported due to lack of carpentry materials; prices are high and transporting these bulky items to rural areas can be near impossible. B4G shows rural residents how to build different types of low-cost furniture from bamboo grown in their area.
Habitat & Land Conservation
Deforestation is directly responsible for the destruction of plant and wildlife habitats. It most often occurs to make way for agricultural acres but it also results in degraded, eroding soil; farming on those lands is difficult and unsustainable. B4G plants bamboo to create natural barriers around ecosystems and reduce pressure on existing forests. B4G also teaches farmers how to restore their land and slow erosion by planting bamboo on certain parts of their property.
Habitat & Land Conservation
Deforestation is directly responsible for the destruction of plant and wildlife habitats. It most often occurs to make way for agricultural acres but it also results in degraded, eroding soil; farming on those lands is difficult and unsustainable. B4G plants bamboo to create natural barriers around ecosystems and reduce pressure on existing forests. B4G also teaches farmers how to restore their land and slow erosion by planting bamboo on certain parts of their property.
Management & Harvesting
Though not invasive, bamboo spreads naturally and quickly wherever it grows. Like all agricultural crops, bamboo must be managed properly to allow healthy shoots and culms to reach their harvest point. B4G combines decades of education and agro-forestry work to oversee successful bamboo plantations and implement sustainable harvesting practices. B4G educates local farmers on how to use these established techniques to cultivate their bamboo growth.
Management & Harvesting
Though not invasive, bamboo spreads naturally and quickly wherever it grows. Like all agricultural crops, bamboo must be managed properly to allow healthy shoots and culms to reach their harvest point. B4G combines decades of education and agro-forestry work to oversee successful bamboo plantations and implement sustainable harvesting practices. B4G educates local farmers on how to use these established techniques to cultivate their bamboo growth.
DEVELOP LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
From continents and countries to cities and villages, our world is filled with unique places and diverse lifestyles. As a social work organization, it is imperative that PBR understands what daily life is like for residents in the areas we are active. To develop this awareness, we form relationships and partnerships with local organizations and universities, and then convene discussions and meetings with community leaders. We learn all we can from the people on the ground to clarify critical needs and opportunities for innovation.
Bamboo Cultivation & Nurseries
Unemployment and poverty rates are very high in many rural communities across the bamboo belt; these conditions create strain on areas' ecosystems and wildlife due to unsustainable harvesting of sustenance and materials. B4G develops bamboo awareness and nurseries to provide jobs, food, and resources for residents of these areas. The nurseries are used to propagate thousands of new bamboo seedlings that supply local farmers and plantations.