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May 28, 2021

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FINALLY!

A WELL DESERVED SUMMER IS UPON US!

It is NO secret that most of us were not sure this time would ever come, but alas, it seems that it is safe to travel and re-enter the world again! And what better time for this to come than the most anticipated of long weekends. Memorial Day Weekend.

The official kick off to the summer season seems to hold so much more value this year than it ever has. Finally, a sense of normalcy, and safety is so close we can touch it! With the vaccines being readily available, and restrictions for travel finally lifted, who isn’t excited to hit the road? 


Whether you are flying, driving, walking to the park or shore for a picnic, or hopping on a bus or a train to get where you need to go - Ever Bamboo wants you to take us with you! 

Now is the time to stock up on Ever Bamboo Charcoal Pouches to keep all the summer fun fresh and odour free. 

With our shoe deodorizers, fridge and freezer pouches, bin, closet and room products - You  can be focused on enjoying your food, travel and summer activities without worrying about humidity, must and odour stinking up your things. From Pet Beds and beach coolers, to summer totes and beach bags - Ever Bamboo Pouches will save the stinky day!

Every pouch is easy to keep activated by simply putting it in direct outdoor sunlight for 2 hours on each side after a month of heavy use. Doing this will keep the product good for up to one year! Then, after that, you can simply cut open the pouch and pour the activated bamboo charcoal granules into your garden to keep moisture in the soil regulated. Sustainable, Reusable and recyclable. WHAT is better than that!

To celebrate the holiday, Ever Bamboo is offering 15% off all of our deodorizers. Use the code SUMMERSALE15 at checkout, valid until June 7, 2021. We hope this will help start your summer off right. 

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and an adventurous, stink free summer!
Team EB

 

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April 22, 2021

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MOTHER EARTH HAS SPOKEN.

And It is Time We Listen.

One thing is certain, dealing with a global pandemic has taught us how to appreciate the simple things. At a time when separation from ‘other’ became the new norm, we had to search inward to find our ‘happy’. All the things we took for granted in our everyday lives and social habits were suddenly pulled out from under us. Home became the new out - and outside space became a refuge. For many of us, the only thing that felt normal was being in nature. Now more than ever, we have come to realize how vital it is to protect it.

Like every obstacle we are faced with, there is always an experience that we gain from it. 
A lesson to learn. A discovery made. A reckoning with certain truths. A silver lining. 
And for Mother Earth - it was all of the above.

What we learned from the planet during this global pandemic, is that our carbon footprint is way too heavy for Earth to carry without serious repercussion. The environment suffers daily at the hands of humans, and finally we have come to understand this not only with our eyes and senses, but with the science and data that has been meticulously documented after a year of global lockdowns. The only viable path forward is the one in which we fully realize that we CAN and must change how we tread on our planet.

For the past 12 months, global emissions were the lowest they have been in YEARS. Cities steeped in haze suddenly cleared. Lakes and Rivers saw a significant decrease in water pollution as the land around them started to thrive again as Mother Nature rose to her fullest stature.

In short, the entire planet had the chance to hit the ‘reset button’. 
Now, it is our responsibility to keep it on this healthier trajectory. The insights of the past year clearly show us that we must find a middle ground, where the dynamics between our man made and natural energies can co-exist.
Recovery is the unintended gift of the pandemic.

At Ever Bamboo - we have always seen the value in sustainable, renewable, and recyclable products. It is part of our story, and why we came to be. Our bamboo charcoal pouches - with proper care - last for up to a year, and then can be cut open to release the charcoal granules into our gardens, terrariums, or houseplants where they go on to regulate moisture in the soil. 

More and more of us are steering clear of harsh, chemical laden candles and toxic sprays to remove odours and must from our living spaces. Instead, we are ‘rethinking’ how we deal with stink. And we are doing so for ourselves, our families and our one and only planet.

Earth is our only home. It’s time we treat it with care and show it the love it deserves. If not now, when? 

Use the code EARTHDAY15 to receive 15% off our deodorizers and dehumidifiers. Valid until May 3, 2021.

Happy Earth Day from Ever Bamboo.
And remember - #RethinkTheStink

 

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February 12, 2021

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LOVE STINKS.

Ok, maybe not all of it…

But sometimes the things we love most really can be a challenge for our noses!

So, we’ve compiled a helpful list of beloveds, and the most compatible pouch that will help them STAY beloved.

Let’s start with Spot. We LOVE Spot. Spot is cute. His stink? Not so much!
And Petunia the kitty? Let’s just say her litter box area has smelled better days. Enter the Room deodorizer. Just pop it in your furries favorite places to be and wella - Stink can’t get its paws on you!

Moving on to the house - where we have ALL been spending some extra time. We LOVE that our significant other has decided to take up gourmet cooking with all the extra time at home this year, but that curry concoction they cooked up? Let’s just say the lingering stink was not our favorite part. And when these smells get trapped in clothes? The Laundry Room may need a little extra love until wash time too. Enter Ever Bamboo Pouches for trash bins, hampers, fridge and freezer. Just pop a pouch, and wella - Suddenly, we are on board for the fresh fish we just picked up.

Now being that outdoor time has become most essential during the pandemic - we have truly come to LOVE and appreciate mother nature and all of her seasonal offerings. If you are fortunate enough to be in year round warm weather - chances are good that you have taken to the great outdoors or the sandy shores. As a result, you have probably discovered that must and humidity are two of the biggest stink makers in the business;) On the other hand, if you are like us, and find yourself in the middle of the frozen tundra (ok, more like one of the coldest winters ever) - perhaps hockey, skiing and sledding are filling your snow days. 

Whichever seasonal weather you find yourself in, Ever Bamboo has a pouch for you to just ‘pop’ where the stink hides, and chances are good that once you pop it in, you won’t want a permanent ‘break up’ with those stinky shoes, ice skates, gym bags, coolers, and hockey bags! 

So you see, while Ever Bamboo cannot save your stinky ‘love life’ - we most certainly can rescue the life you LOVE from stink!

To celebrate who and what you’re loving most these days, Ever Bamboo would like to give you a little love by offering YOU a little Valentine.  

Use VALENTINE15 to receive 15% off our deodorizers and dehumidifiers. Valid until February 22, 2021.

With love, and hopes that you will enjoy a STINK FREE VALENTINES DAY
Team EB

 

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December 22, 2020

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CHRISTMAS IS WHERE THE HEART IS.

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring - (except your computer mouse!)

Last minute presents being shipped here and there
The stockings all hung by the chimney with care.

This holiday season is more quiet than most
As we hunker down from coast to coast.

Perhaps we miss the joy of the season, 
The parties and gatherings we are so used to seeing.

But we’re making adjustments and setting aside time
For zoom calls and facetime and a whole lotta wine!

But somewhere inside, what we know to be true
Is that all things must end and the pandemic will too.

Vaccines around the corner, hope around the bend
Let’s face it - we can’t wait for this year to END.

But somehow at Christmas, the days feel brighter
Our gratitude grows and our burdens feel lighter.

In the quiet moments, we have come to see
What is most important is friends and family.

So however you gather, whether near or far
Remember the blessings that lay where you are.

The gifts that matter most don’t come in a box
They’re not under a tree, or stuffed in a sock.

They are the ones that grow in our heart
The inseparable bonds of which we are a part.

So from our family here at Ever Bamboo
We wish joy and good health to your family too.

May the new year be filled with hope and love
And may all of your challenges be risen above.

So as we wave goodbye to this very long year
We hope 25% off our deodorizers and dehumidifiers will add to your cheer.
***Use the code CHRISTMAS25. Valid until Jan 4, 2021.

Have a happy, healthy and joyful Holiday Season.

Until Next Year, 
Team Ever Bamboo

 

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November 25, 2020

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The Gift of Gratitude

To say 2020 has been a year unlike any other we have known is an understatement. Globally, it will go down in history as one of the most challenging and deeply riveting chapters we have ever collectively experienced. And for those of us who have lost loved ones or witnessed them suffer from the pandemic, or contended it with it ourselves, we do not need to be told why. But what we all may need right about now is a simple reminder that even amidst our hardships - there remains much to be grateful for.

As The Holiday Season nears - we may be suffering from a lack of enthusiasm given the new lockdowns and resurgences of the virus nearly everywhere. We may feel the weight of loneliness, and the sadness of not being able to gather in person with loved ones. We may be nostalgic for holidays past that perhaps we took for granted. But if we have learned one thing from this pandemic - it is that our happiness and our actual survival depends upon one simple fundamental thing. The ability to adapt.

Adapting is not always comfortable, enjoyable or easy - but to put it bluntly - it must be done. That leads us to the second thing our survival rests upon. Each other.

As we all continue to come to terms with this new normal for Thanksgiving - a time when families and friends have traditionally trekked across the country to gather for a long weekend of food, fun and holiday cheer - there may be a gnawing feeling that there is not as much to be thankful for this year. But maybe, just maybe we would be wrong. What if this year we give thanks to a new found perspective - gratitude itself.

What if this year - instead of focusing on what we are missing - we focus on what we have gained. (and no, we DON'T mean the quarantine weight!) 

What if in these moments of reflection - we were thankful for the patience and self awareness we have acquired. What if we were thankful for our resilience, and our determined perseverance. What if we were grateful for the simple pleasures of more shared time as a family. What if we truly for the first time came to understand how crucial it is to our survival as human beings to love and care for one another without condition. What if the things are that we previously took for granted - like stocked grocery shelves, the mailman, delivery drivers are now things we have come to truly value and appreciate. What if for the very first time we truly see up close, the risks that doctors, nurses, caregivers and essential workers take day after day so that we may still have some semblance of normal. What if our hearts and minds were opened to things we never took the time to look at, or do something about. And what if for the first time in our lives - the everyday things we took for granted suddenly became gifts we didn’t even realize we had been receiving.

Isn’t that in itself SO MUCH to be thankful for?

One thing that has become crystal clear during this time is how very much we NEED and depend on one another to do the right things at the right time. This is no small feat. This is no small task. In fact it may well be the greatest thing we as human beings have accomplished this year. And perhaps it is the very thing we should be most thankful for.

Yes, humans. We can do hard things. And in the hard things we undertake, there is often an unexpected silver lining that reveals itself on the other side. It teaches us that we can pull from reserves of strength and selflessness we didn’t even know we had. Is that not a reason to take heart and be grateful? We feel fairly certain it is.

So as many of us make the choice to give ‘home for the holidays’ a brand new meaning - and do our part to keep each other safe - keep in mind that missing a holiday gathering is much better than missing a loved one the next time we gather.

And on that note, we celebrate yet another thing to be grateful for during this time. Technology! If distance were measured in terms of the heart, our loved ones are only a zoom call apart:)

And last but not least, Ever Bamboo remains grateful for YOU, our valued customers. We have never appreciated you more - and to show you our thanks, we are offering 15% OFF our deodorizer & dehumidifier products until Dec 7th with the code THANKSGIVING15. 

After all, even though this pandemic stinks - your holidays at home don’t have to. (And yes, we also remain grateful for keeping a sense of humor…)

Have a Happy, Safe, Stink Free Thanksgiving - wherever it may find you this year.
Team EB

 

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October 30, 2020

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STINK OR TREAT!

Ok. Let’s just be honest. With Halloween upon us this weekend, it’s pretty safe to say that skipping it shouldn’t feel like the worst thing in the world - as we have been wearing masks and stuffing our faces with candy for 10 months now! 


That said, we can still find a little room for dressing up and having fun at home (candy optional!) But there IS one thing that this crazy unprecedented time has NOT affected - and that is life’s stinky stuff.

As the weather gets chillier for many of us - we are scrambling to bask in the last few weeks of mild weather - which means household chores may take a backseat. Perhaps the laundry pile sits a little longer. The fridge goes a few extra days without disposing of the now ‘ghoulish’ smelling leftovers. Heck we find ourselves struggling to take out the trash some days! (Sorry noses!) And don’t even get us started on the state of our closets!

So while the Halloween costumes may be a little less spooky this year  - the shadows of stink are still lurking in the background. Luckily, the ghostbusters of must and odour have arrived in the form of Ever Bamboo Charcoal Pouches. 

We promise just one pouch in the smelly fridge or trash bin, the closet, the laundry basket or the gym bag will scare the stink away for good. And the best part? They last for a full year with proper care (direct outdoor sunlight for 2 hours on each side) and the pouches can be cut open to release the charcoal granules into your gardening soil where they will continue to regulate moisture. Hello lucky plants! (Lucky bamboo plant that is!)

So while trick or treating may not be on the docket this year - We trick you not with a special Halloween TREAT for your goody bag. ENJOY 10% OFF with code BOOO10 on our deodorizer & dehumidifier products. Valid until November 9, 2020.

Have a Happy, Stink Free Halloween!

Team Ever BamBOOOOO!

 

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August 28, 2020

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A Different Kind of Back to School.

The New Normal and How Covid 19 is educating us all.

It’s hard to believe we are reaching the end of the summer season. Back in March when the global pandemic first hit, we all looked to the summer months for hope and promise as we saw the world try to contain a major pandemic. What feels at once like both years later - and the blink of an eye - we are entering September with still no end in sight. For many of us, this has forced a reckoning with what we call ‘The New Normal’.

Speaking of - what used to be a mad rush for back to school preparations complete with new wardrobe, kicks, sporting gear and books - is now looking to be more of a mixed bag based on where you live, how bad Covid19 spread is there, and whether or not school classes will be virtual and remote, in person and on campus, or an artful combination of both.

Either way, there is a part of us all that is trying to feel some semblance of normalcy, despite the fact that for many - it is not. That said, the one thing that will remain normal is that no matter where you are or what is going on in the world as we know it - stink won’t stop.

Many will still have the opportunity to play outdoor sports. We will all still be mindful of exercise and staying healthy and in shape. Our beloved pets will still find a way to roll in smelly piles of who knows what. Heaps of clothes are still going to overflow in your tween’s room and chances are that as we usher in the cooler fall season,  stinky boots and kicks will be spending more time in your house! 

So Ever Bamboo wants to celebrate the fact that come Covid or high water - we can STILL SLAY STINK!

With that we are offering a ‘buy two get one free’ on Shoe deodorizers. As we find our ‘footing’ this fall and adapt to all the changes and limitations - one thing will remain the same - Ever Bamboo will still be here to help you #RethinkTheStink. 

And as you do, we hope you will hold tightly to this wise sentiment:
It is not always survival of the fittest that determines whether we survive or thrive - it is our ability to adapt to change. After all, change is the only permanent thing there is. 

To help your family get prepared and freshened up for the Back to School season, use code "BACK2SCHOOL_B2G1" & Enjoy Buy 2 Get 1 Free on our Shoe Deodorizers. Simply add 3 single unit pack to the cart and enter the code to activate your offer (the code does not work on the 2-unit and 6-unit pack). Valid until September 14, 2020. 

Have a happy, stink free day.
Team E.B.

 

 

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June 27, 2020

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IS IT OVER YET?

No, it is not. But you know what will never end? Our eternal love of summer.

And just like that, after the longest winter months known to mankind - and a pandemic that has left us all somewhere between depleted and optimistic - Summer has arrived.

Granted - this year may find most of us having to adapt to major changes when it comes to the gatherings we look forward to during the summer months. New guidelines for social distancing means that those beach trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and picnics are going to be a lot more intimate now - with immediate family and a very small, close circle of friends - as opposed to the old “the more the better” philosophy for those lazy hazy days of summer gatherings.

That said, some things - thankfully - remain exactly the same. Longer days, a more relaxed way of life, the smell of food on the grill, more time outside and warmer weather all bring about those nostalgic summertime feels. They also bring about summertime specific odours and humidity. 

(Have you taken a moment to smell your flip flops?)

Now more than ever, we are spending free time at home. And more time at home means more opportunities for summer stink to stay stuck inside. Things like laundry rooms full of damp towels, ‘ripe’ trash bins, Fido’s pet bed after a swim in the lake, and beach coolers stuffed to the brim with uneaten produce and meats can accumulate nasty odours before you even know what they are. Luckily, we can help you fix that so you never need to!

The convenience and ease of Ever Bamboo Charcoal Pouches means that you pop a pouch where the stink is, and leave them to work their magic. But don’t forget that THEY like time in the sun too! Just two hours of direct outdoor sunlight on each side after a month of use, keeps them fresh and reusable for up to one year. Then, after that? Cut the pouch open and pour the charcoal granules into your garden or terrarium, where they will regulate moisture in the soil. Your plants will thank you :)

To help you make the most of your summer during this new normal - Ever Bamboo is offering a discount on our deodorizing pouches of all sizes. We know that there are many things we cannot control. STINK, however, is not one of them.

We hope that you manage to keep finding the #silverlinings throughout all of this, and that the summer months fill you with a renewed sense of hope and some good old nostalgia. Both of which we sorely need. 

To celebrate the beginning of summer, use code SUMMERSALE10 & Enjoy 10% OFF your entire purchase of deodorizers and dehumidifiers. Valid until July 13, 2020. 

Have a happy, healthy STINK FREE DAY,
Team E.B.

 

 

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May 31, 2020

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TESTIFY!

A little shout out to YOUR testimonials, and the positive way our products have impacted your lives.

Believe it or not, the summer months are finally upon us after what feels like the never ending winter of 2020. It was then that we were hit with the ‘new normal’ of a global pandemic, and life as we had known it came to a screeching halt. Since then, many of us have had to adapt to a completely new way of living at home. With our kids out of school, offices closed, sports, entertainment and restaurant dining all on hold, we collectively made our way through these first few months of ‘social distancing’. And while it has not always been easy, we somehow continue to find our footing in this new world order.

In our last blog post “The Silver Lining” we focused on the positives - the acts of kindness, generosity, and good will that are often born of crises. We even received some wonderful comments on how much you enjoyed the perspective of the post, which highlighted the resiliency of the human spirit! (Thank you!)

We want to continue along that path, and this time, highlight the ‘good will’ that is coming from YOU, our valued customers and blog readers! Many of you, despite myriad distractions, have taken the time to write or call us, or comment across our social media pages to share your happy experiences with our Ever Bamboo products. Your positive reviews and feedback really means a lot to our entire team, who continues to work hard (safely, of course) to bring our products to you.

These days, it can be the smallest little things - like a compliment, or a genuine act of kindness - that can lift our spirits and make our days better. So for us, to receive these comments and testimonials saying that our Ever Bamboo products are helping you live a happier, stink free life? Well, that is everything we could have ever hoped for. Below are some of our favorites, filled with tips from our actual customers on how to use, enjoy and reap the benefits of our products. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

“Hope your company is ok during this critical time. Speaking of time, since I have a lot right now, I want to share a few things with you. You may want to share with your customers that your product works really well in a front load washer. After using my washing machine, I dry out the gasket, keep the door open and set my Ever Bamboo 200 gm deodorizer pouch in the machine. Now, I no longer have that moldy smell that can be common in front loaders! It really works GREAT! Another place where they are working well is my boat. There is always dampness and the potential for musty odours when something sits in water! Yet after scattering these aboard, those odours are now greatly reduced. Thanks for making such a wonderful product!!!! Stay healthy, follow the guidelines and I hope your business survives these difficult times.” ~ Kathy 

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“I played high school volleyball, track & field, and soccer. I've always had a problem with my athletic shoes smelling so bad, they had to be kept on the deck outside. My mother brought home these Ever Bamboo shoe deodorizers hoping they would help. After using them for two days, my shoes were in the house again and no one has even noticed them. My bag and clothes no longer have the terrible stench of my shoes. I just put the deodorizers in my shoes after every event and don't have to worry about being noticed for anything other than being an athlete.” ~ Andrew, Calgary

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“Love these Ever Bamboo bags. My home is 90 years old with a dirt cellar. At times, there is an odor that lingers regardless of what we do. The room deodorizers and dehumidifiers have rid my home of unpleasant odors! After a year of following the directions of recharging each pouch every two months under direct outdoor sunlight for 2 hours on each side, I disposed of the bags as directed. I did not purchase another set. The odor returned. I bought another set! Once again, the odour is gone! Thank you for making these - I love that they are natural and non toxic and get the job done! ~ Karie

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“I ordered several of the 1kg bamboo charcoal pouches from Ever Bamboo to get rid of the chemical smell from new blinds that were installed. I am sensitive to that kind of stuff. They really helped!" ~ Marcia

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“We have been using this product for about three years now and have never found anything superior. We love the spicy Korean Kim-Chi and always have a large container in our fridge. Before using this product we could find nothing that would absorb the strong smell! Now, we don't even know it's in the fridge. We try to make a point of using sustainable products when we can and this one is one of the best. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone and the fact that it is fully recyclable is just an added bonus. Being urban apartment dwellers we don't have a garden but when I replace my deodorizer, I give them to family members to add to their gardens as a great, green way to help the plants and soil.” ~ Glenn 

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“After a good friend saw your segment on ‘Good Morning America’ - she ordered some bamboo charcoal pouches from your company. She had a hall closet that was overcome with a musty odour due to the dampness and humidity of coastal living - and had tried air freshener plug ins and sprays to no avail. After receiving the large room deodorizer, she popped it in. Within a few days, she raved and raved about how incredibly effective these were. She told me they were good for an entire year with proper care (which is so easy - pure sunlight!) and that the charcoal granules could then be recycled into the garden. She is a very picky and informed consumer, and I trust her. After hearing this, I was convinced and ordered some for my husband’s stinky golf shoes and my yoga bag. To put it bluntly, we could NOT be happier with the results. Thank you, Ever Bamboo for giving us this wonderful, natural, safe option to keep life stink free” - Elena

 

So, there you have it! A little more positivity to tuck away in the silver linings of these times. It has been our goal from the moment we launched almost 15 years ago, to make life a little less stinky - one bamboo charcoal pouch at a time.

Well, mission accomplished. And we couldn’t be happier.

Stay safe, be kind to one another, share the positive, believe in silver linings and have a

Happy, Stink Free DAY!

Team EB.

 

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April 30, 2020

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The Silver Lining

...a reminder of hope in times of uncertainty.

Collectively, we are facing one of the most challenging times in our global humanity, and the effects of this pandemic will likely be with us for years to come. The normalcy of life as we once knew it seems long gone, and the days ahead often feel formidable.

The growing number of uncertainties leave us feeling helpless and depleted, and during these times of crisis, we look to each other to lean on as we tenderly find our footing, and adapt to this ‘new normal’.

While this can be challenging, it often forces the hand of our better nature. And what is emerging as a result is nothing short of miraculous. Here, in the midst of the most daunting of storm clouds, it is not the darkness that we find ourselves succumbing to, but rather the breathtaking light of The Silver Lining.

We humans often refer to the term ‘Silver Lining’ as a positive that comes from a negative. The triumphs born of tribulation. The love that surpasses the fear. In short - silver linings are the very best of the human condition. In these unprecedented times, we are being called upon to do things differently. To be still. To be mindful. To stay home. To be caring friends and family by doing things that seem counterintuitive - like staying AWAY from the people we love. To elevate to our best selves by being disciplined and decisive with self care, and care of the vulnerable among us.

And the glorious thing? We are rising to the challenge.

One of the most touching examples of this kind of Silver Lining is the #ClapBecauseWeCare movement. From the East Coast epicenter of NYC to the #ClapForCarers here in Vancouver, human beings are uniting behind the frontline heroes of healthcare - who courageously show up day after day, and night after night - to keep us safe despite myriad risks to their own well being. Communities have responded to this ultimate sacrifice. Each night at 7 pm, neighborhoods all across our great countries erupt in a thunderous applause to make their appreciation to the frontline workers known, and heard! It is a daily reminder of the better angels that walk amongst us, and a time to really reflect upon how heroic our healthcare workers are.

In European countries like Italy - neighbors flock to their balconies where they share wine and meals from across the tiny streets, and sing opera accompanied by the violins and trombones of their neighbors. The Silver Lining? A true appreciation of the little things we once took for granted! We have collectively come to realize that we are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Acts of Kindness are being seen everywhere! During any given news hour - we see countless examples of people who are paying it forward by doing things like covering a grocery bill for the person behind them in line. In hospitals, doctors have become nearly invisible because they are covered head to toe in hazmat gear. To counter this, and make patients feel more at ease while being treated, doctors and nurses have started a movement called #ShareYourSmiles - where a smiling picture of themselves with their name on it - is pinned to the front of their gear to forge a deeper human connection. This thoughtful, meaningful gesture is now going viral, and bringing comfort to all.

How wonderful is that!

We know our medical professionals are superheroes without capes - but they are not the only ones! In our communities, we see everyday heroes of our own. We see our local pharmacists at the drugstore at the ready to help. We see the brave delivery workers - undaunted - still delivering things we need like mail, meals, packages and groceries. The supermarket managers, store clerks and shelf stockers who show up day in and day out so that we can be sure to put food on the table. Our mechanics and transit drivers, and essential workers. All of them, still in the game to keep the world turning. Just stop and think for a moment, how different these times would be without them. They are in this moment, the extraordinary among us, and they truly deserve to be celebrated and thanked.

Finally, and perhaps the most wondrous thing to behold has been the response of Mother Nature! In photos, the difference between a city like Los Angeles 3 months ago and Los Angeles today is astounding. Once overcast with smog - the skies above L.A. have never been bluer! The usually bottlenecked highways like the 405 are empty - causing a decline in emissions so massive, it registers from SPACE!

Satellite imaging shows countries and cities once encased in a gray mass of pollution - now showing up crystal clear. Fish have returned to the great canals of Venice, Italy. Birds, bees and insects have begun to thrive again in their natural habitat. NASA says we have even closed a gaping hole in the ozone layer due to the drastic drop in global pollution.

 It’s almost as if Mother Earth is trying to tell us something. Are we listening?

Silver Linings serve as a constant reminder that times of crisis are also ripe with opportunity, and through them, we see the resolve and resilience of the human spirit. Events beyond our control may have temporarily put us on ‘pause’. But in return, we have been given the gifts of retrospect and reflection. May we use them well.

 

All of us at Ever Bamboo wish you good health, and many Silver Linings!

Stay strong, as this too shall pass.

Have a happy, stink free day!

Team E.B.

*special photo credit to @shannon_flavia for the artistic touch on @captain_wolf82 hazmat picture above. Thank you to @clapbecausewecare for their pic too. Our artists and creatives make everything more beautiful and we so appreciate you!


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