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Make it right. Make it Bamboo gains support from ECCP as banner cry of a noble initiative.

In a recent and commendable move, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), in collaboration with Fairs and More Inc., has thrown its weight behind an innovative and eco-friendly initiative titled "Make It Right, Make It Bamboo." This initiative is spearheaded by the newly inducted ECCP member, the Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources Corporation (BGB). The campaign is a clarion call to action, aimed at establishing vital partnerships across the global bamboo market, civil societies, industry associations, and governmental institutions. The overarching goal is clear and noble: to foster the bamboo industry's growth, leverage bamboo as a crucial instrument to combat environmental degradation, and significantly reduce poverty levels.

Make it right; Make it Bamboo!

A call to action for an earth and humanity nurturing campaign.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability

The "Make It Right, Make It Bamboo" campaign is not just another environmental initiative. It is a comprehensive strategy designed to create sustainable environments and resilient communities. The campaign is built on three foundational pillars:

  1. Expansion of Bamboo Plantations: By increasing bamboo cultivation, the initiative aims to regenerate soil, rehabilitate watersheds, and provide protection against geo-hazards. This effort not only contributes to environmental health but also ensures the sustainability of resources.
  2. Fostering Inclusive Business Practices: A significant focus of the campaign is on involving local communities as primary suppliers of bamboo and related services. This approach not only boosts local economies but also ensures that the benefits of bamboo cultivation are felt widely and inclusively.
  3. Developing Bamboo as a Key Industry Component: Bamboo's versatility is being harnessed across various sectors, including housing, paper, textiles, power generation, and transportation. By integrating bamboo into these industries, the initiative aims to promote sustainable practices on a broader scale.

BGB is uniquely positioned to lead the initiative from its work with Indigenous Peoples . Through BGB, indigenous tribes of Bukidnon have full economic participation in bamboo markets across the Philippines. These include resorts, hotels, restaurants, residential housing and government projects. BGB has accelerated its development by engaging financial support from DBP to industrialize its production capabilities and output capacities, thereby sustaining the economic rewards of nurturing the environment, and addressing poverty through broad spectrum partnerships.

Envisioning a Bamboo-Driven Future

The ECCP and BGB's joint campaign is not merely about promoting bamboo cultivation; it's about reimagining the future of sustainable development. Bamboo, with its rapid growth cycle and carbon sequestration capabilities, offers a viable solution to many of the environmental challenges we face today. Moreover, by integrating bamboo into various industries, the campaign sets the stage for a future where economic prosperity goes hand in hand with environmental conservation.

The "Make It Right, Make It Bamboo" initiative is a testament to what can be achieved when organizations come together with a shared vision for a greener future. It's a call to action for everyone, from policymakers to industry leaders and local communities, to embrace bamboo as a tool for sustainable development.

In the end, the success of this campaign could mark a significant step towards achieving global sustainability goals. It's a reminder that, sometimes, the right solutions are the simplest ones, and in this case, it might just be bamboo. Together, we can build a future that is not only prosperous but also sustainable and resilient for generations to come.

allan cuenca 14 March, 2024
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A Heartfelt Thank You
A heartfelt thank you to all who supported our environmental sustainability campaign,"Make it Right. Make it Bamboo."