The ABS was formed in 1979 and today we have over 1,400 members living throughout the U.S. and in 37 other countries. The ABS issues a bimonthly Magazine and the Journal to disseminate information about the use, care, propagation and beauty of bamboo.
The Bamboo Bike Project is a project by Scientists and Engineers at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and aims to examine the feasibility of implementing cargo bikes made of bamboo as a sustainable form of transportation in Africa.
Green Goods is the Central Coast’s only business dealing exclusively in Green building supplies, design consultation and construction services. We are committed to help people create healthy, durable and beautiful spaces to live and work. All Green Goods products and services result in increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and conservation of natural resources.
Modern Bamboo founder Anthony Marschak started working with bamboo in 1999 while looking for a new flexible material for skateboard decks. By bending and gluing bamboo ply under pressure, Marschak was able to create decks that easily weathered all the abuse top skateboarders could dish out. As an artist and furniture design student at California College of the Arts, Marschak quickly saw a crossover from skateboards to furniture. For five years he experimented with harnessing the natural flexibility and strength of bamboo while attempting to minimize material waste in the production process. During the depths of the research phase Marschak met and befriended Dan Smith of Smith and Fong Plyboo, who had been among the first to begin importing bamboo to the U.S. starting in 1989.
During an inspirational walk through the bamboo forest in Maui in 1994, our founder Jeffree Trudeau committed to making his dream a reality - creating bamboo homes as an out-of-the-box solution to the tremendous resource strain caused by conventional building practices. Shortly after (as synchronicity would have it), he met co-founder architect David Sands, and together, they began to co-create their eco vision.
Bamboo Hardwoods provides the largest variety and best quality of bamboo floors and bamboo products in America. Stocking everything from bamboo floors to bamboo building materials such as bamboo plywoods and bamboo fences and so much more. We believe in bamboo because it is an amazing rapidly renewable resource, and by supporting the use of this beautiful and versatile material as a complete wood replacement, we are all helping to keep the world a greener place!
Beginning as a publicity stunt in 1995, Craig's bamboo errand bike evolved into a well-tested new model for the general public. 12 Bamboo bikes had been built for employees, relatives and friends. The feedback on the smooth ride quality was too good to ignore, so we decided to go into production. Back in 1984, when Craig was wandering around Africa, he noticed three things: 1. There was a lot of bamboo, 2. People used bikes and didn't have enough of them, and 3. they needed jobs. Perhaps people could build their own bamboo cargo bikes. So he put a small notice on the website to see if there was any interest in the idea. Various organizations and individuals encouraged and funded Craig to go try it out. Now there are bamboo bikes being made in Ghana with more places on the way.