Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Earth-Friendly Bamboo

This month at Pasture Living, we're doing a series on "I Care for Our Planet!"  in conjunction with us being nominated as a finalist in the "eco challenge" category of the Singapore Blog Award 2013.

I received this bamboo towel from the eco craft workshop I attended and it is amazingly soft. This is what the packaging says:

"Bamboo towels are made from 100% bamboo fiber. The bamboo plant is naturally antibacterial, so it is grown without pesticides. It can spun into yarn without harsh chemical treatments.

Softer and more absorbent than cotton, cashmere or silk, bamboo towels are completely biodegradable.

Environmental Benefits:

We could call bamboo the most environmentally friendly plant on earth. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, some species can grow over one meter in 24 hours. It regenerates itself after every harvesting, which means it required no replanting, no tractors and no ploughers which in turn mean no pollution is generated in its regrowth. 

Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 3-5 years with no damage to the surrounding environment.

Bamboo plays a critical part in the balance of earth's oxygen/carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, generating around 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees, and that's all year round as bamboo is an everygreen plant. It has one of the highest rates of photosynthesis in any plant species.

It is believed that if bamboo were planted on a mass basis it could completely reverse the effects of global warming in just 6 years!"

How amazing is that? I wish I could plant bamboos myself! But even more amazing is the Creator of bamboos, don't you think? If our God can create such a fantastic plant which can self-sustain, how more will he take care of us humans who were created in the image of God! Soli deo gloria.

"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:28-34

Let's be a "bamboo" to our earthly home!

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