Bamboo rangers in The Jakarta Post

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The Jakarta Post recently ran an article on a new program working to develop Bali’s bamboo industry to cope with the demand for good quality bamboo. Indobamboo founder Arief Rabik was interviewed as a key member of the initiative: The term ‘€œbamboo rangers’€ was first coined by Arief Rabik, an activist, entrepreneur and owner of a Bali-based bamboo lamination factory, Indobamboo. However, the lack of consistent …

Proud member of the Indonesian delegation to COP21 2015

Arief Rabik as part of Indonesian delegation to COP21

Last year, Indobamboo founder Arief Rabik had the great honor of being part of Indonesia’s delegation to COP21 in Paris, France. Presenting on behalf of the Environmental Bamboo Foundation (sister organization to Indobamboo), Arief spoke on the importance of Indonesia in contributing to the global supply of bamboo and how valuable this industry is to slowing the effects of climate change. Indonesia is committed to playing an …

Regreening Bali’s exhausted land with bamboo

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The Bali Spirit Foundation and The Environmental Bamboo Foundation (sister organization to Indobamboo) have joined forces to help regreen some of Bali’s most damaged land on the slopes of Mt Batur. This essential project provides resources and volunteer support for the planting of much needed bamboo trees to restore the forest canopy, revitalize the ecology, and bring relief to villagers who have had to cope with a …

Bamboo and why it matters to Bali

Arief Rabik

Indobamboo founder and CEO Arief Rabik was recently interviewed by Ubud Now and Then. Topics covered included his family’s long connection with bamboo and sustainability, his own passions as an environmental scientist, and his belief that Indonesian is the future of global bamboo production. On the history of bamboo in Bali: The versatility of bamboo is its strength. A farmer and his family can weave the …

A sustainable future for Bali

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Photographer Isabella Ginanneschi has created a beautiful tome on the many people using sustainable materials like bamboo to create spaces in Bali, including Indobamboo board member and bamboo pioneer, Linda Garland. From the writeup on Architectural Digest: The Balinese people have always made good use of the abundant natural resources found on the Indonesian island, but a growing tourist population is forcing them to take …

Why choose bamboo?

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Bamboo is a mystical plant: a symbol of strength, flexibility, tenacity, and endurance. Throughout Asia, for centuries bamboo has been integral to religious ceremonies, art, music, and daily life. It can be found in paper, the brush, and the inspiration for poems and paintings. Some of the earliest historical records form the 2nd century B.C. were written on green bamboo strips. Bamboo rightfully deserves its …