In 2013 EcoPlanet Bamboo launched a trade and training school to teach marginalized communities to create value added products from unprocessed bamboo. Individuals from this school now manufacture and sell a range of goods.
A recent article published by the World Resources Institute highlights the important role that bamboo can play in the restoration of degraded land at the ecosystem and landscape level.
Yale University's Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) has awarded EcoPlanet Bamboo and Professor Timothy Gregoire a grant for the development of a bamboo inventory software.
Bamboo has the ability to be used as an alternative fiber in a range of manufacturing industries, as a substitute for both hardwoods and softwoods.
EcoPlanet Bamboo presented at Yale University's ISTF conference on how the World Bank's political insurance has facilitated innovative financial mechanisms for the development of bamboo plantations, indirectly conserving...
The Nicaraguan newspaper, El Nuevo Diario, featured an article on EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America (EPB CA) that discusses bamboo as the timber of the 21st century.
Business Market Magazine featured EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America (EPB CA) and its Vice President, Bernardt Vogel, in its December edition.
CEO Troy Wiseman talks to Materials World Magazine on bamboo's potential as an alternative fiber for manufacturing industries that produce products used throughout our daily lives.
EcoPlanet Bamboo South Africa (EPB SA) used a bamboo raft to participate in the local “Anything that floats” contest. The contest aims to raise awareness and funds for the local branch of the National Search and Rescue...
The Nicaraguan National Program of Culture selected EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America (EPB CA) as the 2013 Golden Company of Excellence.
“EcoPlanet is a true example of conscious capitalism”. This is the official motivation that lead the American based company, EcoPlanet Bamboo Group to victory of the IAIR SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2013.
As part of its community outreach efforts, EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa (EPB SA) partnered with Comfort Ministries, a local faith-based organization, on several small construction projects at Wilson’s Party primary school.
EcoPlanet Bamboo celebrated World Bamboo Day on 20 September 2013 at its plantations in Nicaragua and South Africa.
World Bamboo Day is an annual event aimed at increasing awareness on the positive impacts of bamboo.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America (EPB CA) sponsored the second annual TedXManagua event, which brought together over 600 attendees in Managua, Nicaragua under the theme ‘Accelerate or Speed Up.’
EcoPlanet Bamboo has cemented its commitment to being a leader in certified bamboo plantations through the hiring of a dedicated VP of Certification.
In 2012, MIGA provided its first political risk insurance to EcoPlanet Bamboo's carbon offset project on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua
EcoPlanet Bamboo has been awarded the 2013 National Leader in Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Labor.
Increasing demand for timber and fiber continues to put pressure on forests globally, and although sustainability issues are a hot topic, market economics ultimately win and the forest loses.
The purchase of the 3,435 acre San Jose farm in Nicaragua’s RAAS this week marks the completion of EcoPlanet Bamboo’s initial target of restoring 10,000 acres of degraded pastureland into biodiverse bamboo forests.
Hombisa Sonti joined EcoPlanet Bamboo a year ago as EPB SA's Nursery Manager and Community Relations Officer.
EcoPlanet Bamboo's Nicaraguan plantations have a strong strategic advantage with regards to transport logistics. Raw and processed bamboo can be transported by river from each plantation to the Rama Port, where shipping to the...
Programa Biosfera represents a bilateral collaboration between Brazil and the Netherlands, and focuses on the industrialization of bamboo as a material that can assist Brazil in the shift towards such a biobased economy.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has partnered with Uhambo to bring a life changing program to over 100 children with disabilities in South Africa.
With the creation of the world's first triple certified carbon credits comes a desire to ensure that the purchaser of these credits matches EcoPlanet Bamboo's outlook on business and the environment.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has been shortlisted for the 2013 IPA award, a joint initiative between the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Innovation Foundation.
CEO Troy Wiseman will present at The Impact Conference 2013 on how EcoPlanet Bamboo's green models fit in to the new environment of impact investing, with a twist.
For the first time since its inception the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) has turned its focus to the role the private sector can play in safeguarding the world's forests.
The Bathurst area of South African's Eastern Cape has suffered considerable economic decline over the past decade due to hurdles faced by the agricultural industry.
The World Bank Group recently featured EcoPlanet Bamboo's Nicaraguan bamboo plantations as an example of how, when done correctly, business can benefit both the environment and bring about sustainable economic change to remote...
The World Bank Group’s political risk insurance arm, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), backs EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Nicaraguan bamboo plantations.
EcoPlanet Biomass Labs’ state of the art facility is fully operational and offers a range of biomass feedstock testing and R&D services.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America launches the Blue Energy Project.
EcoPlanet Biomass Labs operations solidify EcoPlanet Bamboo’s aim to drive the bamboo industry with sustainable standards and scientific research.
Following the successful completion of FSC and VCS certification, EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Central American plantations have received Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) gold level certification.
A delegation from EcoPlanet Bamboo has been selected to promote bamboo at Forest Day 6, the most influential global event on forests.
Her Excellency Ingrid Y. W. Hsing, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Nicaragua, along with a delegation of bamboo experts visited EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Central America plantations.
On the heels of our VCS validation, EcoPlanet Bamboo has received FSC Forest Management certification for our Rio Siquia and Rio Kama plantations in Central America.
EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Rio Kama and Rio Siquia plantations have received carbon validation through the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
EcoPlanet Biomass Labs becomes EcoPlanet Bamboo’s fourth subsidiary, and offers testing and research and development (R&D) at its facility on our Kowie Bamboo Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
EcoPlanet Bamboo operates 6,000 acres of bamboo plantations in some of the most impoverished communities around the world.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Group, the largest owner of commercial bamboo plantations outside China with plantations in Central America and Africa, offers sustainably grown and harvested bamboo to the international markets.
EcoPlanet Bamboo received the highest ranking in the company category of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge!
EcoPlanet Bamboo advances in the WWF Switzerland Topical Forest Challenge with our solution to make bamboo the timber of the 21st century.
The Grand Prize winner of EcoPlanet Bamboo. Be the Change. Design a Tee. contest for Most Motivational Design is…
EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa’s Kowie Bamboo Farm celebrated World Bamboo Day with over 100 of its workers, local community and school kids.
Events are happening all around the world from Hong Kong to Indonesia to Ghana to France to South Africa to celebrate World Bamboo Day.
RPM Global Solutions’ Wayne Lovelace – the originator of RPM technology – and Kimberley Lovelace Young visited EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa’s Kowie Bamboo Farm.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has extended the deadline for the EcoPlanet Bamboo. Be the Change. Design a Tee. competition. Participants have until Monday, September 17th at 9 am EST to submit designs.
Two studies published this week are using archaeological evidence and environmental data to understand the reasons behind the collapse of Mayan Civilization.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is calling on t-shirt designers around the globe to join EcoPlanet Bamboo. Be the Change. Design a Tee. contest.
When EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa purchased our Kowie Bamboo Farm, it was a degraded farm previously under pineapple production.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa welcomes Petrus Makoro as the newest member of our team.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is fully committed to improving lives through the adoption of socially responsible policies that reduce poverty by improving livelihoods and maximizing positive change.
EcoPlanet Bamboo welcomes our fourth Advisory Board Member, Professor Juan Carlos Garcia Camargo, a global expert in the quantification and analysis of Guadua bamboo.
EcoPlanet Bamboo releases the third volume of our company wide newsletter, GreenShoots.
As a triple bottom line company, EcoPlanet Bamboo is constantly seeking new ways to promote development in the communities surrounding our bamboo plantations.
Forests are the richest ecosystems of all. They provide a home to two thirds of all known species of terrestrial plants and animals while covering only eight percent of the planet. Forests also help regulate climate and weather...
EcoPlanet Bamboo, in affiliation with the World Bamboo Organization, is sponsoring “World Bamboo Day Contest 2012”.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is deploying conscious capitalism to transform degraded agricultural land to bamboo plantations that help eradicate poverty and reduce deforestation. National Geographic reports on the growing, environmentally...
EcoPlanet Bamboo develops an integrated pest management system to deal with potential pest outbreaks within our bamboo plantations.
EcoPlanet Bamboo develops bamboo plantations in remote parts of the developing world. Working in these areas can be both challenging and rewarding, as our teams in South Africa and Nicaragua report.
Following the World Bamboo Congress, EcoPlanet Bamboo had the opportunity to have a guided tour around Oprins Plant BV, with Founder Jan Oprins.
EcoPlanet Bamboo and the World Bamboo Organization paid homage to five inspirational individuals whom have committed their lives to furthering a global understanding of bamboo...
"As the global population grows, the demand for timber could see an 55 per cent increase by 2050"... EcoPlanet Bamboo's sustainably managed bamboo plantations have a significant role to play in meeting such demand.
BBC World Affairs Correspondent Mike Wooldridge travels to EcoPlanet Bamboo's Nicaraguan plantations to investigate whether bamboo really will be the timber of the 21st Century...
One of the most exciting international events in the field of bamboo this year, is the World Bamboo Exhibition (WBE), which officially opens April 1st.
EcoPlanet Bamboo's Central American bamboo plantations are ready to undertake an FSC assessment, and have chosen Rainforest Alliance for this purpose.
Carbon finance plays a significant role in EcoPlanet Bamboo's business model with all of our plantation operations under the requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard. Recent reports indicate the growth trend of these...
EcoPlanet Bamboo is training young Nicaraguan's in the skills of bamboo furniture and handicraft making in order to facilitate the development of small and medium level local enterprises.
His Worship the Executive Mayor Sipho Robert Tandani of Ndlambe Municipality and District Representative N C Ncamiso last week visited EcoPlanet Bamboo's farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
CONCERT 37th International Bamboo Organ Festival Feb. 24 to 29 St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City
In 2011, the most comprehensive forest survey ever was carried out, involving 190 countries. The essential tool for this research, the Landsat satellite program, has taken detailed pictures of forest canopies for 40 years. Read...
Africa's charcoal trade, referred to as "black gold" by traders in Uganda, has become more profitable than the forests where trees are being indiscriminately cut down for charcoal-burning. For the rural population, charcoal...
EcoPlanet Bamboo believes so - IF benchmarks, standards and best practice guidelines are developed from the start.
Despite skepticism on President Ortega taking another term in office, Nicaragua continues to flourish under his leadership, propelling itself into a forerunner in the region for trade and foreign investment.
Nicaragua, home to EcoPlanet Bamboo's Central American operations is a spectacular yet untouched country.
World Bamboo Organization Chooses EcoPlanet Bamboo as Presenter of the Prestigious Bamboo Pioneer Awards, Antwerp Belgium 2012
US based EcoPlanet Bamboo Group has expanded their global operations through the launch of EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa. The cornerstone of this expansion was the purchase of SA Bamboo Corp ...
Sustainably harvested and managed bamboo plantations have the potential to address the new ITTA - International Tropical Timber Agreement, which entered in to force on Dec 12th following the ratification by the Government of...
EcoPlanet's diversification into South Africa's Eastern Cape, comes at an opportune moment, as climate talks at COP17 shift their focus to bamboo's potential in the region.
EcoPlanet Bamboo has expanded both geographically and with regards to bamboo species through the acquisition of SA Bamboo Corp.
Following a strategic decision to become the world’s leading bamboo plantation and manufacturing company, US based EcoPlanet Group has announced a name change to EcoPlanet Bamboo.
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