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Bambu Partners with Green Sports Alliance for Event in NYC

Portland, OR – August 23, 2013 – Bambu today announced it has signed on as a sponsor of the Green Sports Alliance Summit, to be held August 26-28 in New York City, according to Bambu president Jeff Delkin.

“The Green Sports Alliance is fast becoming an extremely influential organization in the sustainability movement,” Delkin said. “We’re proud to share the same core values and for us, sponsoring this event was a great opportunity to show support and solidarity.”

The Green Sports Alliance Summit, which will be hosted at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, brings together 500 industry stakeholders to learn from more than 80 leaders at the forefront of the sports greening movement, and provides a platform engage their peers in meaningful dialogue around best practices and applied solutions.

One of the Summit lunches will be served fully on Bambu’s Veneerware compostable, certified organic bamboo plates. “Our Veneerware is particularly well-suited to dining and entertaining in the suites of many of the venues,” Delkin said. “And we are also presenting sports-themed products to introduce the attendees to the Bambu brand as a whole.”

The 2013 program covers the day’s most critical topics in professional and collegiate sports greening via a dynamic mix of workshops, industry roundtables, leadership plenaries, keynotes, professional trainings and venue tours. Featured keynote and plenary speakers include Pittsburgh Pirates board chairman Bob Nutting, Boston Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion Andrew Ference, and AEG global sustainability director Jennifer Regan, among other notable figures.

The Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent more than 170 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues from 16 different sports leagues. Inaugural members and partners of the Alliance include the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, Vancouver Canucks, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Milepost Consulting.Visit for more information.

With roots in Portland, Oregon, since 2003 Bambu has designed, developed and manufactured handcrafted, modern home products made from renewable materials such as bamboo, cork, coconut, hemp and soy. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, China, where it produces more than 150 different products in its own production workshop and partnering facilities, all of which are located close to their raw-materials sources. Bambu products are sold in more than a dozen countries through diverse retail distribution partnerships in the gift, kitchen, gourmet, grocery and hospitality market segments. The company is a member of Green America and its Green Business Network, and manufactures using organic sources certified by IMO Switzerland. A selection of Bambu’s products is USDA Biobased-certified.