By: Ellaine Kryss Hubilla
Every year, Earth day is celebrated all over the world. This campaign promotes environmental protection and also serves as a reminder about how fragile our planet can be.
On this year’s Earth day, “climate action” is the theme of the celebration. In a post from the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ERDB-DENR), a research paper was presented dated from 2013 to 2014.
The study states that “bamboo is an ideal element for reforestation efforts.” This is due to bamboo’s carbon sequestration (a process where carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored in liquid or solid matter) ability which is almost comparable to trees.
Bamboos are perennial flowering plants. However, it is a common misconception that these plants are perceived as trees. On the other hand, the study implies that more bamboo plants means less carbon footprint in the atmosphere.
The same post intends to raise awareness, not only about climate change, but also how bamboo plants can help mitigate this environmental problem.
The caption says “Climate change represents the biggest challenge of the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. So in addition to our #EarthDayEveryDay habits, we (the ERDB-DENR) encourage you to support the bamboo industry and the bamboo research for climate mitigation.” The caption ended with “This isn’t just a day—it’s a movement.” While infographics was also included in the post, providing more information about bamboo.