Hello Change-Maker!

My name is Sylvia and I am passionate about WATER. I care about how my community preserves it, conserves it, and brings it to those who need it.

Like many other people, I love the ocean. Growing up in Florida, I spent the majority of my weekends and holidays at the beach. There is something about sitting on the sand and looking out at the waves that instantly calms my worries, rejuvenates me, humbles me, and inspires me to believe that anything is possible.

Unfortunately, the ocean and its many inhabitants are now in danger. One of the main factors threatening the ocean is plastic pollution, which is the accumulation of man-made plastic products in the water, to the point where it creates severe problems for the ocean (where plastic sits for thousands of years), the marine life (that ingest the toxic plastic), and human beings (who consume seafood). The majority of the debris is made up of single-use plastic water bottles – a  costly and unnecessary product that has become an ubiquitous part of our daily lives. (Click here to learn more about the story of bottled water and its impact on the environment.)

I started BAMBOU HEART™ to raise awareness about protecting our environment, and to encourage others to incorporate sustainability and giving into their daily lives.

Along my journey, I also found out about the devastating World Water Crisis, in which nearly one billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, a basic life necessity. It is time we did something about polluted oceans and unsafe drinking water. 

When you buy a BAMBOU HEART™ bottle, you are joining the movement to preserve the environment, to keep oceans beautiful, to give clean water to those in need, and to inspire change in your community.

Thank you so much for visiting my website. Have a wonderful day today!

Sylvia Lai

Founder, dreamer, and believer in YOU.

Follow me on Twitter @BambouHeart

Email me at Bambou@BambouHeart.com