The Environmental Bamboo Foundation (also know as Yayasan Bamboo Lestari-YBL) is a non-profit foundation that is engaged in the development and improvement of the quality of bamboo for life and community welfare with a sustainable management system based on community empowerment.
The foundation was founded in 1993 by the late Linda Garland (Duta Bambu Indonesian Bamboo Ambassador) under the name of Yayasan Bambu Lingkungan Lestari. Along with the establishment of the Founddation, the Bamboo Planting Program in the Flores region was initiated as part of the 1992 Flores earthquake recovery activities. In 1995, EBF collaborated with the Regional Government of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to launch the One Million Bamboo Planting Program in Flores.
EBF’s scope of activities includes community empowerment supported by research on bamboo and its supporting components, both from the socio-economic, environmental and scientific aspects. Up to this point, EBF through the 1000 Bamboo Village Program has developed a bamboo forestry system called the Sustainable Bamboo Forest System (SBF), which is a community bamboo forestry system to support a sustainable bamboo industry in Indonesia.
Environmental Bamboo Foundation (EBF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 by the late Linda Garland (Indonesian Bamboo Ambassador ) and is engaged in the field of bamboo and welfare of sustainable communities based on community empowerment. In 1995, in collaboration with the Government of East Nusa Tenggara, EBF launched the Million Bamboo Planting Program in the Flores region which has subsequently become the first bamboo village for the 1,000 Bamboo Villages program.
Through a vast network of landscape partners and grassroots organizations that we collaborated with, we can reach most of the Indonesian archipelago.