Fight

with us against global warming

Activities of our everyday life (driving a car, heating homes, taking  warm showers) produce carbon (CO2) emissions. CO2 is a major influence on global warming and climate change.

Bamboo Village Uganda offers you the opportunity to compensate your carbon emissions by planting bamboo in Uganda. With every compensation you directly contribute to a greener planet.

Help

to build homes

Bamboo is a durable and reliable resource to construct houses. Bamboo Village Uganda project offers people in one of the most vulnerable regions in the world a safe and sustainable home.

Your contribution enables us to build homes in the Nakasongola district and to construct important facilities, such as a medical centre, a supermarket, a church and a school.

Create

job opportunities

Joining Bamboo Village Uganda means you contribute directly to dozens of job opportunities: from farmers to teachers and doctors. And how about our talented designers and craftsmen and women, who turn the bamboo into beautiful products after the bamboo is harvested?

Join now and help a local community thrive!

Fight

with us against global warming

Activities of our everyday life (driving a car, heating homes, taking  warm showers) produce carbon (CO2) emissions. CO2 is a major influence on global warming and climate change.

Bamboo Village Uganda offers you the opportunity to compensate your carbon emissions by planting bamboo in Uganda. With every compensation you directly contribute to a greener planet.

Help

to build homes

Bamboo is a durable and reliable resource to construct houses. Bamboo Village Uganda project offers people in one of the most vulnerable regions in the world a safe and sustainable home.

Your contribution enables us to build homes in the Nakasongola district and to construct important facilities, such as a medical centre, a supermarket, a church and a school.

Create

job opportunities

Joining Bamboo Village Uganda means you contribute directly to dozens of job opportunities: from farmers to teachers and doctors. And how about our talented designers and craftsmen and women, who turn the bamboo into beautiful products after the bamboo is harvested?

Join now and help a local community thrive!

4.695.162

kilos of CO2 compensated so far

Become a friend

and help us to grow our impact

85

wonderful friends already joined us to make a dream come true: to build our first crafts center. Can we count on you too?

 

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

Jane Goodall

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it”

Barack Obama

“The biggest risk for African growth is climate change.”

Paul Polman

Why bamboo?

Bamboo acts as a natural carbon sink: a reservoir that accumulates and stores the CO2 that is emitted by our daily activities. Other important natural carbon sinks are trees and the ocean.

The rapid growth rate of bamboo makes it an affordable and attractive solution for carbon footprint compensation. Depending on the species planted (there are over 1000 variations of bamboo), bamboo can grow up to 121 centimeters per day!

A bamboo plant can live up to 120 years, depending on the species. Maintenance cost are relatively low and the bamboo plants generate new bamboo shoots after being cut. Compensating your carbon footprint through bamboo is thus a very sustainable option!

Compensate your carbon footprint

Buy your own bamboo in Uganda!

5

square meters

= 1336 kg of CO2

  • 6073 km by car

  • 40 pairs of jeans

  • 6,5 years of warm showers

10

square meters

= 2672 kg of CO2

  • 2 return flights AMS - JFK

  • 107 train trips AMS - PAR

  • 10,7 months of gas (average household)

12,72

square meters

= 3400 kg of CO2

  • Average carbon emission

  • Per person per year

  • (global average)

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Calculate your own carbon footprint!

Do you want to compensate the carbon footprint of your road trip during summer? Or the city trip to your favorite European hotspot?

Calculate how much carbon you emit with our customized calculator!

For companies we use a special calculation tool. You can read more about the possibilities of carbon footprint compensation for your business here.

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Which form of transportation would you like to compensate?

Select car or airplane

Carbon footprint compensator - car
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How many kilometers would you like to compensate?

Fill out the amount of kilometers you would like to compensate for. This can be anything, from the amount of kilometers you drive for your holiday, up to all the kilometers you drive in an entire year.



You want to compensate [item-407_value] kilometers made by car. This equals [item-411_price] kilos of CO2.

You'll need [item-410_price] m2 of bamboo to compensate for this.

-------- How is this calculated? --------

Each kilometer by car on average emits 220 grams of CO2. 1m2 of bamboo compensates 267.20 kilos of CO2.

That means that with 1m2 of bamboo you can drive 1214.55 kilometers.

Compensation is always based on whole square meters (rounded up).

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How many kilometers would you like to compensate?

Fill out the amount of kilometers you would like to compensate for. This can be any amount of kilometers, from 1 city trip to your entire gap year around the world.



You want to compensate [item-412_value] kilometers made by plane. This equals [item-416_price] kilos of CO2.

You'll need [item-415_price] m2 of bamboo to compensate for this.

-------- How is this calculated? --------

Each kilometer by plane on average emits 297 grams of CO2 per passenger. 1m2 of bamboo compensates 267.20 kilos of CO2.

That means that with 1m2 of bamboo you can fly 899.66 km per passenger.

Compensation is always based on whole square meters (rounded up).

You need to select an item to continue

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Total cost

If you want to compensate [item-407_value] kilometers made by car you'll need [item-410_price] m2 of bamboo.

Each square meter costs €5.34.

If you want to compensate [item-412_value] kilometers made by plane you'll need [item-415_price] m2 of bamboo.

Each square meter costs €5.34.

Your contribution: € [total]

Click on "Compensate now" to buy your square meters of bamboo. After payment you'll receive a (digital) certificate as proof of your compensation.

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Updates from the village

Get to know the place where your bamboo will grow, where a community will be created and where lives of people will improve.

Update #11: Social entrepreneurship, bamboo seedlings, and friendships

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It has been a while since we updated you. That doesn’t mean nothing has happened. In fact, A LOT has happened. We are happy to share the latest news with you in a new update.
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Update #10: World Water Day, new partnerships and a lot of plants

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We joined the "Uganda Water and Environment Week", partnered up with local growers and received 2500 mother stocks.
Growing Bamboo to fight global warming

Update #9: Bamboo propagation, toys and 3 million kilos of carbon

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Henri and Christina are back from their trip to Uganda. Here's a brief summary of what happened during and shortly after their visit.