Urban Biofilter leverages waste to improve quality of life in inner-cities. A micro-industrial forestry project grown with waste water on brownfields, Urban Biofilter bioremediates water, soil and air while shielding residents from industry and transportation routes. By valuing ecosystem services the project enables a green economy that serves environmental justice. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Inaugural Biofilter Planting

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These images document the literal and figurative 'groundbreaking' of the Biofilter project at OT-411 in the Port of Oakland last month. Photos include dialogue with project stakeholders, site context, excavation of compacted Port soil, planting of bamboo species, and irrigation installation.

Monday, June 1, 2009

UBB picked up by Earth Island!

As of May 18th, we are now officially, a project of Earth Island Institute!

Among other great activities, Earth Island Institute acts as an incubator for start-up environmental projects, giving crucial assistance to groups and individuals with new ideas for promoting ecological sustainability. We are very excited to have the EII as an umbrella non-profit.

On Tuesday, June 2nd @ 12pm, we will be presenting the Urban Bamboo Biofilter project at Earth Islands office in the new David Brower Center.

Please come out if you'd like to see what we're up to.

Stay tuned for a more expansive website and new developments.
We are still looking for financial support, interns and volunteers.