CO2 Bambu working together with TWP (Trees, Water, People)

Collaboration with CO2 Bambu will Bring Clean Cookstoves to Nicaraguan Families. CO2 Bambu, a Nicaragua-based for-profit enterprise, designs, manufactures and field assembles pre-fabricated ecological structures for shelters, homes and community buildings. Trees, Water & People (TWP) and CO2 Bambu are now collaborating on reforestation and fuel-efficient cookstove projects. This partnership blends CO2 Bambu’s triple bottom-line approach (social impact, environmental improvement, and financial stability) with TWP’s mission to help communities sustainably manage the precious natural resources that their long-term well-being depends on. A CO2 Bambu tree nursery in Nicaragua houses thousands of seedlings. In La Rosita, Nicaragua, a tree nursery is now up and CO2 Bambu is looking to plant trees in river communities that utilize available flood plain land alongside the natural groves existing on the riverbanks. Seed collecting activities to augment the existing 3,000 plant nursery will take place between April and June of this year. Planting the seedlings in the field will begin in May and go through July as weather permits. CO2 Bambu offers eco-solutions for construction and low-cost housing. Co2 Bambu and TWP are also collaborating to provide 18 “Emelda” fuel-efficient cookstoves to the community of El Cocal where CO2 Bambu has built bamboo houses that need efficient wood cooking stoves. The project is in the works with PROLEÑA/TWP in Managua to provide training, stove parts and a field supervisor. The building of these cookstoves will begin in June 2011. Families can benefit greatly from clean cookstoves, which reduce deforestation, fuelwood costs, and indoor air pollution. We are really excited to be working with such a progressive company and look forward to continuing this partnership well into the future! For more information on CO2 Bambu please visit their website: http://co2bambu.com/home.htm