Bamboo is to the environment as penicillin is to the human race. It literally protects and heals the earth while growing! Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen and absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses than an equivalent size stand of trees. Its widespread root system reduces soil erosion and its nitrogen absorption helps mitigate water pollution and in turn the soil as well. Bamboo is self-sustainable. After the bamboo plant perishes, its root system survives and becomes stronger with each generation. Its anti-bacterial and fungal properties allows no need for harmful chemicals or pesticides It grows incredibly fast and can be harvested with no effect on the eco system.