Africa Life project is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving living conditions in Africa by building eco-friendly bamboo homes. Support our first project, Ecotopia by following us on Tumblr! First stop: Shashamane, Ethiopia.
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Fact: #Bamboo is the fastest growing land plant in the world
Fact: Bamboo produces 30% more oxygen in the world
Fact: Because of its extensive root system and large canopy bamboo reduces rain run-off and is proving to be a very valuable weapon in the prevention of soil erosion.
Fact: Over 1 billion people live in houses made of bamboo.
Fact: Bamboo can turn Ethiopia into Ecotopia.
freerootical asked: Thank you for answering my question. As you may know, there are entire villages in Ethiopia that currently build with bamboo. However, one of the main causes of deforestation in Ethiopia is burning wood for cooking and heating. The rural population still relies on wood to cook and heat.
You can see how bamboo can be used as a sustainable and renewable biomass energy here-http://www.inbar.int/Admin/ewebeditor6/uploadfile/20110201174302544.pdf
With a bamboo house it would serve as a great combination for a completely ‘green’ home.
Bamboo serves well as a charcoal. http://www.inbar.int/livelihood/Bamboo%20Charcoal.pdf
thank you freerootical, I appreciate your interest and questions!