Bamboo Center Auroville
History & Today’s organization:
Auroville Bamboo Center was established in 2008 and it is a not-for-profit undertaking where a part of the benefits go to support social projects.
It is our conviction that the time for a bamboo revolution has come because bamboo is:
- Beautiful, lightweight and flexible.
- The world’s fastest growing plant, sequestering carbon dioxide at a high rate.
- An excellent means of generating rural employment and green economy growth.
The Bamboo Center produces a wide variety of handicrafts, furniture, jewelry, soap and takes on construction projects within Auroville. It organizes workshops on bamboo construction and furniture.
Please visit http://aurovillebamboocentre.org/ for more information
Vision & missions:
- To offer bamboo construction and furniture training workshops for all.
- To promote the green credentials and the cultivation and usage of bamboo.
- To provide vocational training opportunities in transforming bamboo into useful and beautiful products.
- To research and design bamboo products for retail and wholesale.
- To construct using bamboo and additional materials, delivering solutions ranging from partial structures to entire buildings.
Leaders & Team:
The Bamboo Centre is led by Balu, its founder and present director and run by a large team of about 30 including a team of technicians, a team dedicated to jewelry and a number of trainees.
The executives are Mr. P. Balusundharam, Mr. R. Ranjithkumar, and Mr. Gert Jan van den Eijk (aka Yuval).
We are always on the look out for bamboo-lovers to join our team on a short or long term basis. Volunteering and internship opportunities for all, depending on skills and interests.
Location:Kottakarai, near Saracon campus, Auroville 605 101 - Tamil Nadu India