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Fast-growing bamboo offers 'green' option

Technically a grass, not a tree, and sustainable, it makes a good floor material
By JOHN DARLING for the Mail Tribune
May 24, 2007

bamboo_1.jpgYou're putting in a new floor. You want wood. But you don't want to mow down a forest and feel guilty. You also would like to brag that you did it up green and used something called "eco-timber."

What's eco-timber? It's wood that's good for the environment because it's sustainable, renewable, low-impact, doesn't have to be flown across half the world and doesn't exploit Third-World labor, even if they do need the money.  Full story ...

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