Saturday, April 3, 2010

Eco-Lifestyle: Bamboo

It would only be appropriate to dedicate my first Eco-lifestyle post to bamboo. Bamboo is nature's overachiever. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and can be a biodegradable substitute for a multitude of products including building material, paper, linens and clothing. It takes only 3 – 5 years for a bamboo plant to reach maturity to where it can be harvested.

In contrast, it takes the average tree from 20 – 25 years to be ready for harvest. Bamboo can be harvested without disrupting the root system so it doesn't require replanting as trees do. Using bamboo helps to sustain our planet's resources as a responsible alternative to deforestation. Bamboo is considered lucky in Feng Shui and is said to have a peaceful and soothing energy which I'm hoping will infuse into the pages of this blog!

These luxurious bamboo towels and blanket can be found at greenearthbamboo

Writersblok Bamboo Paper Small Notebook available here

Lovely bamboo underthings like this cami and boy short from Spreegirl

An adorable little "cuddlesack" for the wee-ones from Bamboosa whose bamboo is grown and manufactured in the USA

I even spotted a laptop with bamboo outer casing! Asus UGV Bamboo Series is only available in France... for now {photo credit}

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