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Government Poised To Tap Into Biomass Technology - Ghana

Government Poised To Tap Into Biomass TechnologyGhanaIn furtherance of this move was the promulgation of the Renewable Energy Law in 2011 to give legal backing and policy direction for sustainable generation of bio-fuels, including bamboo.
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Thomas Edison evaluated 6,000 plants before deciding to use bamboo for the filament in the first light bulb!

Thomas Edison evaluated 6,000 plants before deciding to use bamboo for the filament in the first light bulb! | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Edison was trying to find a filament that would burn long enough to be of practical value for his invention--the electric lightbulb.

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Bamboo for sustainable economic development « Manu Mayank

Bamboo for sustainable economic development « Manu Mayank | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Bamboo is an important means for generating income and improving the nutritional status of over 2 billion poor and disadvantaged people. It also provides the resource base for expanding Small and Medium Enterprise sector ...
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First Look at Chinatown's Mini High Line - DNAinfo

First Look at Chinatown's Mini High Line - DNAinfo | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
DNAinfoFirst Look at Chinatown's Mini High LineDNAinfoRenowned Chinese artist Xu Bing, who just completed preliminary designs for the elevated park at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, envisions a tranquil community gathering space ringed by bamboo...
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Bamboo spells prolific business - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bamboo spells prolific business - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBamboo spells prolific businessKuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperOf late, bamboo has been added to the list of plants that some Gelephu residents have begun growing and selling for cash and a good amount at...
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Greener Manufacturing in China Comes 'Naturally' for Apparel Company - Sustainable Business Forum

Greener Manufacturing in China Comes 'Naturally' for Apparel Company - Sustainable Business Forum | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Greener Manufacturing in China Comes 'Naturally' for Apparel CompanySustainable Business ForumWhen retailers like Coscto, Whole Foods, Target and Wegmans began carrying the products, Jasmine reluctantly let the scrap designs go, but continued using...
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‘flow’ public light for the Third World

‘flow’ public light for the Third World | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
‘Flow’ is a bamboo-made, self maintaining public lighting which operates on the principle of vertical wind turbine. The whole lamp disintegrates in nature excpet for the electronics – LEDs, w...
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Charcoal demand is destroying Africa's forests

Charcoal demand is destroying Africa's forests | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it

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 trade is an opportunity to earn

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Bamboo urban gardens for Baguio sought

Bamboo urban gardens for Baguio sought | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
IMAGINE the cool breeze of this mountain resort city blowing through bamboo wedges, with the sticks hitting each other.The melodious tone of the bamboo swaying with the cool mountain breeze like n...
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A Bamboo Farmer? | Martial Arts Ottawa

A Bamboo Farmer? | Martial Arts Ottawa | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
One of my favourite Chinese fables to share with my students is the story of the bamboo farmer. They really love it and find great meaning when we discuss it together. I highly recommend to all parents to give this short, but powerful story a ...
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An Apparel Company Manufacturing in China Grows with its Values ...

An Apparel Company Manufacturing in China Grows with its Values ... | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
There's an aesthetic joy in offering a product made of and packaged in bamboo. Unfortunately, despite how renewable bamboo plants are, chemically manufactured bamboo fiber is very soft, but not terribly green.
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Plant bamboo to avoid landslides, reduce erosion | loQal - Science ...

Plant bamboo to avoid landslides, reduce erosion | loQal - Science ... | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
By Anna Valmero TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE—Residents of landslide-prone areas in Eastern Visayas and the rest of the country are urged to plant bamboo to.
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Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities | Smart Growth Implementation Assistance | Smart Growth | US EPA

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities | Smart Growth Implementation Assistance | Smart Growth | US EPA | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
RT @chloemaxmin: Smart growth in rural US http://t.co/Dh4rvSAa...

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India's first bamboo park coming up in Tripura - The Day After

India's first bamboo park coming up in Tripura - The Day After | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
The Day AfterIndia's first bamboo park coming up in TripuraThe Day AfterBY DANFES, AGENCY Tripura, which grows 25 varieties of bamboo, is about to make the most of this natural wealth - by developing India's first bamboo park.
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Willy Wonka’s Eco-Friendly Rival: A Bali Bamboo Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka’s Eco-Friendly Rival: A Bali Bamboo Chocolate Factory | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Co-CEOs of Big Tree Farms, Ben Ripple and Frederick Schilling, apparently meant it when they said they would sustainably build their new plant in Indonesia.
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Short sleeve jeans shirt made from bamboo fiber - Organized Crime ...

Short sleeve jeans shirt made from bamboo fiber - Organized Crime ... | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Short sleeve jeans shirt made from bamboo fiber. Organized Crime have started to incorporate recycled and ... Lately we came across this jeans made from cotton and bamboo fiber.Striving to integrate different textures and material into our ...
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Bamboo Architecture: Green School, Bali

Bamboo Architecture: Green School, Bali | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Architect Feature: Green School in Bali, Indonesia
Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people...
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A little about Bambootility Media...

A little about Bambootility Media... | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it

Bambootility Media is a global media organization forming a community around sustainable bamboo. The first comprehensive reource of its kind to bring together the entire lifecycle of the bamboo industry. We hope you find it as inspiring as we do.

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Can bamboo live up to the hype?

Can bamboo live up to the hype? | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it

EcoPlanet Bamboo believes so - IF benchmarks, standards and best practice guidelines are developed from the start.

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Bamboo the new stylish Android device?

Why bamboo i hear you ask? Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, the creator of the natural and organic mobile phone, selected Bamboo because it is fast growing, sustainable and could be locally sourced out of China the spot that the ...
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Eqstra unit in bamboo carbon offset programme - Business Day

Eqstra unit in bamboo carbon offset programme - Business Day | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
Eqstra unit in bamboo carbon offset programmeBusiness Day"Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on the planet and has over 1200 known uses, making it one of the most efficient carbon sinks and an enterprise development dream," Food and Trees for...
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Building with bamboo - the Green School in Bali - THE GREEN ...

Building with bamboo - the Green School in Bali - THE GREEN ... | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
BALI, Indonesia (February 14, 2010) – Set within a river valley landscape along Bali's sacred Ayung River, a master-planned community located within walking distance to the Green School is being designed and constructed ...
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How's my article on bamboo flooring? | Article Rewriter Blog

How's my article on bamboo flooring? | Article Rewriter Blog | Black Belt Bamboost | Scoop.it
There is also a growing threat of losing biodiversity so that one crop (bamboo) can flourish. It should be known, however, that thousands of people indigenous to China depend on the success of bamboo farming.
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