September 18th is World Bamboo Day. The day is a celebration about the wondrous renewable material, and an effort to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. The first World Bamboo Day was kicked off Thailand in 2009.
This year's event is held at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC.
Bambu is proud to be partner in celebrating this remarkable renewable material. Bamboo is a vital resource that is inextricably linked to daily life for people around the world.
We started Bambu to promote the use of renewable materials in our daily lives and to bring a new and elevated sense of design to daily use products. We say, "bamboo is the poster child of renewable materials."
To celebrate World Bamboo Day, here are a few known, and little known facts about bamboo.
- There are nearly 1400 species of bamboo.
- Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in world.
- Edison's first light bulb used bamboo as the filament.
- The first phonograph stylus was made from bamboo.
- Some species of bamboo grow up to 3 feet per day.
- Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants.
See a great overview of World Bamboo Day presented by World Bamboo Organization CEO, Susanne Lucas in the video below.