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Why Go Green?

Green is everywhere these days – in news, politics, fashion, technology and gardening.  That’s great, but being bombarded with a million messages from all sides can lead to “green fatigue” and make the messages a turn-off. One can also get caught up in the little stuff (switching to organic food, using aircon wisely and recycling) […]

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Green Wedding Tips

With weddings often being extravagant affairs, many couples wanting to tie the knot are looking towards making their nuptials more environmentally friendly. Weddings are generally a nightmare of hyper-consumption and produce a great deal of waste. There’s invitations, decorations, gifts, travel, clothing and the list goes on. Many of the items used at a wedding […]

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Why Build With Bamboo?

Tour bamboo living homes in Hawaii, walk through a bamboo forest, 3 reasons for choosing a bamboo house, see models, styles, finishes, hear what homeowners say. Bamboo is a type of grass that grows without much need for irrigation or fertilizer.  Bamboo has hundreds of uses and its fibre can even be made into high […]

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5 Green Ways to Protect Your Home and Save Electricity

We all know the feeling when you just realized you forgot to lock your door. At best, it’s a quick moment of nagging anxiety – at worst, it’s a debilitating slide show of anxious thoughts that will kill any chance of being productive for the rest of the day. A simple solution would be to […]

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Bamboo Flooring: Affordable and Environmentally Friendly

Bamboo floor covering has long been considered a luxury item, reserved only for wealthy floor design aficionados. Used for thousands of years as decor, until recently, few people considered covering their floors with the attractively slick, almost see-through look.  As a result, real bamboo covered floor coverings–fashioned after the delicate bamboo stalk–were a rarity. But […]

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How to Build a Bamboo and Earth House

Berkeley based Natural Builders worked with a local team to build this house in Costa Rica using bamboo joinery and the infill between the posts using the earth and bamboo “wattle & daub” technique. The wattle and daub technique is an ancient time tested method of building. A basket-like wall (wattle) is combined with an […]

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South Africa’s bamboo-related manufacturing prospects

South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is initiating a study into the prospects for bamboo-related business opportunities in the country, with emphasis being given to prospects that could yield rural development spin-offs. The development finance institution has released a request for proposals for consultants to complete a scoping study that identifies “viable” product opportunities.

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