Green Shoots Blog
How Our Bamboo Gives Back
Cali Bamboo was founded on a philosophy of environmental protection and we incorporate this belief in everything we do. We feel it is important to give back to the planet that has given us so much. That’s why we participate in the 1% for the Planet program where companies donate 1% of their gross yearly revenue to organizations that keep our Earth and its people thriving. Read on to discover how various non-profits benefit from your Cali Bamboo bamboo purchase.
Cali Bamboo Raises Roofs
This fall, Cali Bamboo will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity’s San Diego Chapter, and donating bamboo flooring, fencing and decking materials worth over $15,000. These bamboo products will be used to build LEED certified homes for local families in need. “Cali Bamboo provides top-of-the-line products, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to use them in our continued efforts to provide affordable housing to San Diego families,” says Elizabeth Neubrand, Director of Development and Community Affairs for Habitat for Humanity. After the materials are delivered, there are plans to have Cali Bamboo employees assist with home construction and installation of the bamboo products. Stay tuned for more Greenshoots updates on their exciting new volunteer work!
Click here to find out how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity in your area.
Catching and Protecting the Wave
Cali Bamboo was a proud co-sponsor of Surfrider’s 18th Annual Paddle for Clean Water festival in Ocean Beach on Sept. 13, 2009. Cali employees turned up in wetsuits to join the paddle and support this cause. Cali Bamboo’s booth allowed visitors to learn more about the company and bamboo as a natural resource.
Founded in 1984 by a group of So Cal surfers, the Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to ocean protection around the world. Through their efforts, Surfrider has managed to pass several environmental protection laws, prevent harmful construction near beaches and wetlands, convince cities to drastically cut down on water pollution, and educate and inspire thousands of people to love and protect our coastal habitats.Visit www.surfrider.org to lend your support to this great organization.
Other Organizations We Support
Through the 1% for the Planet program Cali Bamboo also makes monetary donations to the following organizations.
– The San Diego Coastkeeper aims to protect sensitive coastal ecosystems through education, intense water monitoring, and by identifying sources of pollution so they might be stopped. As one of the many great non-profits which lost its government funding this year, SD Coastkeeper has been relying on its dedicated, trained volunteers to collect, analyze and document water quality samples in order to track coastline health.
– Folks at REVERB have no problem getting the environmental movement to rock. This organization mobilizes musicians and their fans to go green by hosting carbon neutral concerts, touring in clean, biodiesel-fueled vehicles, selling eco-friendly merchandise and encouraging recycling and energy efficiency. What better way to amp up some eco-spirit!
–The Los Angeles-based non-profit TreePeople knows that loving trees goes far beyond giving their trunks a hug. This organization keeps urban environments green and leafy by training communities to plant and care for trees in their cities. They also work with civic leaders to solve water issues and promote sustainability.
Click below to learn more about volunteer opportunities for non-profits doing great work in San Diego.
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