Over 5000+ years ago, tree houses made of Bamboo were discovered in China. The origins of this plant are not specifically known, however, its properties, seem ,well, out of this world. Its not a tree, it’s a an evergreen perennial grass and has a higher compression strength than wood, brick, concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel. Imagine, grass that can be used for furniture and building materials that could last longer and be stronger than the currently standard and widely used lumbers of trees. But what if that was just the beginning. What if the grass was also edible? What if it could be used to make textiles, like clothing, bed linens, towels, etc? What if it grew up to 3 feet per day? And what if it could clean the dangerous levels of carbon dioxide from the air? The world is in crisis today with the over production of greenhouse gases affecting climate change . There are thousands of companies polluting the air with dangerous carbon dioxide so much so that in 1992 an international environment treaty was created called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Control (UNFCCC). It essentially was the framework on how international treaties (“protocols” or “Agreements”) could be negotiated to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions. It was just a framework and had no enforcement capabilities. Later in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was established and had legally binding obligations for member countries/signatories, to keep global warming limited to less than two degrees Celsius relative to the pre-industrial levels. Although amended in 2012 in the Doha Amendment, by 2015 it was still not entered into force. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted. It reduced the limit to 1.5 degrees Celsius and targeted 2020 and beyond and included Nationally Determined Contributions. Part of the problem is that even though there are legally binding obligations, there still is no real enforcement, and no real requirements to ensure that companies comply. Worse, its just not companies that pollute the air, its every one of us. So how do we implement, improve, and address this devastating issue? Bamboo. With over 1600 species, its diversity in usability, and its growth rate, combined with a lack of need to use pesticides or fertilizers, make it one of, if not the best, solution to global climate change. How? That’s exactly what Green Resources Consulting, LLC by the Bamboo Consortium is focused on implementing. There are hundreds of organizations, groups, and individuals, attempting to make a difference. All of them individually, ARE contributing, however, united, we will make a difference. Our plan includes organizing companies, individuals, and strategies into a globally effective and implementable solution. The first steps are here at home in the United States. We are growing Bamboo, and building the infrastructure to process it, but not just any infrastructure. We are taking lessons learned from building a green property, and expanding those ideas to foster a green industrial bamboo processing ecosystem. From fields of Bamboo, to harvesting, to transporting, to processing, and regrowth for sustainable ecosystem that will continue for 100+ years. With multiple processing plants for different industries, ie. Textiles, building materials, furniture, food, and fuel, and so many other things the list is amazing and truly an “all-in-won-der”. How does it work? Bamboo, at maturity, can grow up to 3 feet per day and can grow as tall as 115 feet. That means you can cultivate approx. 90 feet of a bamboo shoot from a single plant every month. The current average yield for bamboo is about 24 tons per acre, in comparison, the average yield for most trees is about 8 ton per acre, and cotton about .8 ton per acre. Also, the water needed for bamboo is about half that needed for trees, and a small percentage of what is needed for cotton. So, Bamboo grows faster than trees, is stronger than wood, and uses less water. With all that said, it also produces upto 35% more oxygen than trees. A better alternative. The United States was only introduced to Bamboo around 1882, and not for all the great qualities it has but as a windbreak for tobacco farmers in Alabama. Unfortunately, no one knew all the great properties of Bamboo, even though people like E.A. McIlhenny certainly had the notions back in the early 1900’s. But bamboo was particularly susceptible to cold weather, so although it grew in the south, it was difficult if not impossible to grow in the northern and central areas of the United States. Founder of Green Resources Consulting by Bamboo Consortium Iveth Jalinsky, has worked with numerous scientists and determined a process to get baby bamboo to maturity and more hearty for farther reaches into the United States. The United States produced about 5.237 billion metric tons of carbon emissions in 2018. That suggests, in the United States alone, that we would need approximately 220 million acres (~343k square miles) of mature bamboo to offset the annual carbon emissions we produce. In summary, by creating a bamboo rich economic ecosystem, we can reduce our carbon footprint, create/transition thousands of new jobs, provide an alternative fuel, create food and clothing, and by working together in collaboration with other countries around the world we can save our planet.