Hemp Hemp Hurray: A Plant That Can Help Solve Climate Change

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Did you know that hemp is really good at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere? It turns out this ancient crop can’t get you high, but it can help keep temperatures low. Learn how hemp plants can replace carbon-intensive products and help solve climate change.


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SOURCES:
[i] An Argument for Farming Hemp https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/332064/
[ia] The Role of Industrial Hemp in Carbon Farming http://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=ae6e9b56-1d34-4ed3-9851-2b3bf0b6eb4f
[ii], [iii] CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTSHEET http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-footprint-factsheet
[iv] The Concrete Conundrum https://www.rsc.org/images/Construction_tcm18-114530.pdf
[iva] Concrete https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Concrete
[v] Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-why-cement-emissions-matter-for-climate-change
[va] Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us beyond concrete https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/27/ply-sky-new-materials-take-beyond-concrete-carbon-dioxide
[vi] The Hemp Building Experts https://www.hempitecture.com/
[vii] Hempcrete Has A Negative Carbon Footprint http://www.greensurfaceresource.com/hempcrete-has-a-negative-carbon-footprint/
[viii] Insulation Alternative: Hempcrete https://www.greenbuildermedia.com/buildingscience/insulation-alternative-hempcrete
[viiia] WHY DON’T WE USE HEMP FOR EVERYTHING? https://theoutline.com/post/3992/hemp-will-save-us-from-fire-cockroaches-heat-and-microplastics?zd=1&zi=zfjh3jou
[ix] Some Interesting Facts About Hempcrete As a Building Material https://nationalhempassociation.org/some-interesting-faces-about-hempcrete-as-a-building-material/
[x],[xi] High on Environmentalism https://slate.com/technology/2011/04/hemp-versus-cotton-which-is-better-for-the-environment.html
[xii] Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production.
[xiii] Hemp Makes Great Plastic, So Why Isn’t Hemp Plastic Everywhere? https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/why-isnt-hemp-plastic-everywhere/
[xiiia] How much oil is used to make plastic? https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=34&t=6
[xiv] Plastic & Climate https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Plastic-and-Climate-Executive-Summary-2019.pdf
[xv] Hemp Makes Great Plastic, So Why Isn’t Hemp Plastic Everywhere? https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/why-isnt-hemp-plastic-everywhere/
[xva] Zeoform: Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything https://matteroftrust.org/zeoform-turns-hemp-into-almost-anything/
[xvb] HEMP PLASTICS http://www.cannopycorp.com/hemp-plastics.html
[xvi] Ibid.
[xvii] The Many Possibilities of Hemp Plastics https://nationalhempassociation.org/hemp-plastics/
[xviii] Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-hemp-clean-up-the-earth-629589/
[xix] Why farmers in Puglia have turned to cannabis https://www.thelocal.it/20160603/puglias-farmers-sow-fields-of-cannabis-to-save-soils-from-steel-plant-pollution
[xx] Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth? https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-hemp-clean-up-the-earth-629589/
[xxi] Ibid.
[xxii] The People’s History https://www.mit.edu/~thistle/v13/2/history.html
[xxiii] The Farm Bill, hemp legalization and the status of CBD https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/12/14/the-farm-bill-hemp-and-cbd-explainer/
[xxiv] Marijuana https://www.history.com/topics/crime/history-of-marijuana
[xxiva] Hemp History Timeline https://manitobaharvest.com/hemp-academy/lessons/hemp-history-timeline/
[xxivb] CBD 101: Is Cannabidiol (CBD) Psychoactive? https://plantpeople.co/cbd-101-is-cannabidiol-cbd-psychoactive/
[xxv] The Farm Bill, hemp legalization and the status of CBD https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/12/14/the-farm-bill-hemp-and-cbd-explainer/
[xxva] Congress just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/11/congresss-billion-farm-bill-is-out-heres-whats-it/
[xxvb] Senate Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Production https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/6/senate-passes-bipartisan-farm-bill-to-legalize-industrial-hemp-production
[xxvi] Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23749/establishment-of-a-domestic-hemp-production-program
[xxvii] As demand for CBD explodes, US farmers are seeing dollar signs https://qz.com/1686276/how-much-hemp-is-grown-in-the-us/


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