Bamboosa – A Green Initiative by Lavasa

As humans, it is our responsibility to ensure that we take positive steps to ensure and protect the Earth. Miniscule efforts to save all the basic resources will only beautify our life and also preserve the natural resources. Lavassa is a meticulously planned city that serves as a luxury holiday retreat. Bamboosa is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Lavasa that strives to provide livelihood to the locals. It is quite easy to reach the place. It is located about an hour away from Pune and three hours away from Mumbai and is a perfect monsoon getaway. 

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Lavasa Hill station , Maharashtra by Arjun Singh Kulkarni under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Bamboosa outlet in Lavasa functions with the sole aim of not only providing eco-friendly products but also provides the backwards locals in the region to earn the livelihood. The exhaustive list of articles at Bamboosa can make it tough to decide what to buy. The variety ranges from furniture sets to coasters, pen stands, photo frames, knives beds, and watches. With endless possibilities, it makes it worthwhile for tourists to visit this place. Most of these products come with a guarantee that they will survive for at least 30 years. The artisans out here are paid according to their talent and experience. It is a great place to take the kids too as they not only realize the significance of eco-friendly products but also gain insight into how the whole process works.

One would wonder why Bamboo? This grass that grows almost 60 feet in height is not only the most loved food of pandas but also has some amazing advantages. Bamboo seems to be an answer for a green tomorrow. Bamboo is not only versatile and strong but, it is also the answer for getting rid of the tons of plastic and other hazardous materials. This wonder grass can be grown in damaged soil and does not require replanting for growth.  The entire experience of shopping in the outlet and watching the artisans skillfully make products out of grass is magical.

Bamboosa is a perfect place where one can indulge in retail therapy and also get acquainted with the complete process of how the stuff is made. It is no wonder that this beautiful place Lavasa is nestled in the lap of nature and boasts of six different species of Bamboo.  A visit to this place enlightens us of the fact that there are greener ways to live life and there are products available in sustainable material as compared to buying metal and plastic. What better way to educate our future generations and young kids about the environment-friendly products. Bamboosa not only provides the locals earn a respectable way of life but it also educates us in the use of products that are in tune with nature. So go ahead and indulge in shopping the greener way.

Featured Photo by Wutthichai Charoenburi under CC BY 2.0

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