Bryan Benitez McClelland

Bryan Benitez McClelland

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Name: Bryan Benitez McClelland
Organization: Bamb Ecological Technology Inc.
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Title: Bambike: Revolution Cycles
Bio:
Bryan Benitez McClelland is a Filipino-American environmental consultant, ecoutourism developer and social entrepreneur. While working on his Masters degree in Environmental Resource Management at the University of Pennsylvania, he became involved with Gawad Kalinga (GK), a community development program based in the Philippines. After helping GK kickstart their green building program, called Green Kalinga, he founded Bamb EcoLogical Technology, Inc. in order to have a platform for his socio-ecological enterprise projects. He works with community members of a GK village in Victoria, Tarlac called Bambuilders. Bambike, a premium bamboo bicycle line, is the flagship brand and product of the company. Bambowtie was conceptualized soon after in order to upcycle the bamboo scraps and off-cuts from the Bambike building process. Most recently he established Bambike's shop and headquarters in the heart of Manila within the historical city of Intramuros, where he also offers guided ecotours on Bambikes. After 7 years of living and working in the Philippines he is still fueled by an obsession for bamboo and social enterprise development. Bryan’s goals are to promote new green economies with appropriate environmental technologies and create jobs for the people that need them the most.

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Bambike is a socio-ecological enterprise that hand-makes bamboo bikes with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices. Our Bambike builders come from Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine based community development organization for the poor, working to bring an end to poverty. People:Planet:Progress

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