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EcoPlanet Bamboo Selected for WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge

28th September 2012

EcoPlanet Bamboo advances in the WWF Switzerland Topical Forest Challenge with our solution to make bamboo the timber of the 21st century.

The WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, managed by Ennovent, seeks innovative solutions from for-profits that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity and contribute to a sustainable future for people and the planet.

EcoPlanet Bamboo received the initial nomination by an individual who believes that our work is providing this solution. Our subsequent application has been selected to move forward to the next stage of the challenge – a public vote.

EcoPlanet Bamboo’s solution addresses global issues of deforestation and negative land use change by making bamboo the timber of the 21st century. EcoPlanet Bamboo delivers a sustainable and scalable model for positively impacting tropical forest biodiversity by:

  • Providing a sustainable alternative to traditional wood products;
  • Focusing our operations on areas with extreme rural poverty; and
  • Driving the industry sustainably through the development of global benchmarks.
  • Our solution’s impacts extend beyond tropical forest biodiversity, impacting socially, economically, and environmentally as well. To learn more about our solution, visit the challenge’s website.

Less than 1/3 of applications make it to this stage. We need your help to raise bamboo’s profile as the Timber of the 21st Century by voting for EcoPlanet Bamboo. With only two days left in the challenge, VOTE TODAY!

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