SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras introduces the collection “Bamboo Sculptures with Light”

SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras

AMAZON PINK DOLPHIN

17/06/2019

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Amazon Rainforest bamboo:     The essence of sustainability

Environment protection is one of our principal considerations when emphasizing bamboo in the Amazon Rain forest as we consider the expansion and consolidation of this particular cultivation to be a very concrete and vital manner whereby the negative effects of climate change can be mitigated. According to the recently published United Nations report, corrective attempts to counteract climate change should be an international priority, especially if irreversible damage to the planet is to be avoided.  Scientists estimate that we have a maximum period of 12 years in which to address and resolve this rather serious problem.  While it is not our intention to pose as doomsday prophets, nevertheless we strongly support that pragmatic policies are urgently implemented in this direction.

What is the significance of bamboo in an Amazon Rainforest setting? Basically the answer lies in the specificity and positive features of the plant itself.

  • Bamboo is the plant species that absorbs the most CO2 from the atmosphere and as a fast growing grass that requires seasonal harvesting when the sprouts reach maturity, it does not release or produce carbon emissions, a major factor implicit in global warming.
  • The extensive and web like root system of Bamboo counters land erosion. This is particularly relevant along rivers and deforested lands.
  • One hectare of bamboo – the Guadua Angustifolia species – stores 30,000 litres of water and subsequently is vital in recuperating and maintaining hydraulic basins and over-exploited lands. Bamboo is nature’s pump; it absorbs water in the wet season and releases it when climatic conditions are dry. Furthermore it is estimated that 1 hectare of bamboo  produces fresh and uncontaminated water for 150 people. Curiously, and of historic interest, Simon Bolivar and Alexander von Humboldt were the first to mention this important finding.

 

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EARTH* ** – 1.5 metres $ 200 – 2.0 metres $250

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WIND – 1.5 metres $ 200 – 2.0 metres $250

 

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FIRE – 1.5 metres $ 200 – 2.0 metres $250

 

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GAIA – 60/70/80 cm. $150/$160/$170

 

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COSMOS – 50 cm.  $150

 

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FLAME – 50/60/70 cm. $120/$130/$140

 

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BREEZE – 50 cm.  $150

 

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AIR – 50/60/70 cm. $120/$130/$140

 

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EARTHIAN – 45 cm. $170

 

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FLARE – 70/80/90 cm. $140/$150/$160

 

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GLOW – 60/70/80 cm.  $130/$140/$150

 

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PASSION – 60/70/80 cm.  $150/$160/$170

 

Design and sculpture: Pieter Jan Brouwer & Bernardo Tipantiza

Photography: Santiago Cornejo

* All prices are FOB and quoted in US Dollars.

**Income from sales are re-invested in the medical & sustainable development programs SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras implements in favour of Amazon Indigenous Nationalities and the Rainforest.

 

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Registered trademark for “Bamboo Sculptures with Light”, symbolizing a drop of water and carved from Amazon Tagua or Vegetable Ivory.

For further information please contact:

fsvsf@panchonet.net

SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras <selvaeco@panchonet.net>

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Chemical free Bamboo used in SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras creations is grown on our Amazon Reserve for Peace.

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~ by SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras on 17 June, 2019.

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