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GreenMicrofinance Global, Ltd.

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 Scoope.it! is a wonderful place to find resources t o expand our common work in environmentally sustainable initiatives.  The photo illustrates GreenMIcrofinance's  sustainable building design and training of a kiosk utilizing local bamboo / clay and portland cement  in Haiti following the earthquake.


You will find more on the following sites. 

www.greenmicrofinance.com  (for- profit)

www.greenmicrofinance.org     (not- for- profit) 

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LinkedIn:  http://tiny.cc/bn4vlx

Twitter: @gmf  

 


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Ikea’s Newly Designed Refugee Shelters Are a Game Changer

Ikea’s Newly Designed Refugee Shelters Are a Game Changer | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
The units are spacious, have solar panels, and can last an average of three years.

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In Africa's Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo

In Africa's Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
In the fight to reverse deforestation and environmental ruin in Africa, some are using a fast-growing, renewable weapon.

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Jonathan Charles smith's curator insight, April 13, 2013 1:06 PM

....AND HOW .....

 

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:55 AM

Bamboo is also hard to get rid of.  But I like that - a persistent solution to many problems.  Still, we should proceed with all due caution.

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Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S., Fight Poverty In Africa | Fast Company

Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S., Fight Poverty In Africa | Fast Company | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
In Zambia, bicycles grow on trees, or rather bamboo, the primary building material for many Zambikes.

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Jonathan Charles smith's curator insight, April 13, 2013 1:04 PM

.... AND WOW WONDERLADS AND....

 

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A Survey of Bamboo Architecture

A Survey of Bamboo Architecture | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
To many architects and designers, bamboo, one of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet, is much more than just a tool with which to decorate and embellish existing structures...

This eco-friendly material has the same technical performance as most timber, concrete, and steel constructions- but with a  smaller carbon footprint. One of the fastest-growing plants anywhere on Earth, bamboo's regenerative properties are unmatched.

This collection of buildings showcases the natural aesthetic beauty of bamboo architecture.


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GreenMicrofinance™ Global, Ltd. 

 

Triple Bottom Line  


Sustainable Land Management and Enterprise Creation

 

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Green building Vietnam - Construction Digital

Green building Vietnam - Construction Digital | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
A shift to sustainable materials in the thriving Vietnamese construction industry creates an excellent business opportunity for those able to provide them.
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Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
 Because you can provide much of the construction labor yourself, building with cob is quite affordable. Here's how to hand-sculpt a custom, mortgage-free home from dirt-cheap, local materials
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Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century? - How we made it in Africa

Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century? - How we made it in Africa | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it

How we made it in Africa Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century?How we made it in Africaln South Africa, EcoPlanet Bamboo will soon also launch a sister company EcoPlanet Core Carbon for the production of green charcoal, biochar and activated carbon.


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Ethiopia Leads the Bamboo Revolution

Ethiopia Leads the Bamboo Revolution | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
Ethiopia Leads the Bamboo Revolution - A combination of an abundance of bamboo and eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa, according to this country’s government.
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Haiti's Horizon Could be Filled with Bamboo - Greener Ideal

Haiti's Horizon Could be Filled with Bamboo
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The long term goal would be to familiarize Haitian locals with the principles and benefits of bamboo so as to engender its growth across the country.

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Green Building: Don't Reduce Sustainability to Just Energy Efficiency

Green Building: Don't Reduce Sustainability to Just Energy Efficiency | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it
Our migration to more sustainable buildings is an evolving process that requires a consistent combination of goals, results and critiques. Without any one of these components, we run the risk of stagnation and dampening our ...
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Low-Energy Bamboo House Blends into the Belgian Forest

Low-Energy Bamboo House Blends into the Belgian Forest | Natural Building and Bamboo | Scoop.it

With amenities such as a heat pump, radiant heating, rainwater collection and high-performance insulation, this modern bamboo-clad house by Belgian design firm AST 77 is as energy efficient as it is attractive.


Upending the stereotypical image of the flat countryside of Flanders, a new low energy house mixes modernism and organic materials to blend into a steep, forested hillside near Rotselaar, Belgium.

The chief exterior materials of are bamboo poles lined up in precise rows along the rectangular 86-foot-long steel-frame box, broken up by a series of square windows positioned for natural ventilation and passive solar.The overall visual effect is reminiscent of a tree trunk rising out of the hilly terrain...


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