With the ever growing concerns of climate change and global warming, we are constantly finding new ways to enjoy things that won’t damage the air or pollute the environment. While sudden drastic changes seem like a fever dream at this point (*cough* owning a Tesla *cough* ) in post-modern industrial life; there are many companies, farmers, and eco-conscious people actively trying to make a difference in subtle ways. ‘Subtle ways?’, you might be asking yourself? Yes. Go into any restaurant today and ask for a straw. Many food businesses have already made the switch from plastic straws to biodegradable & compostable paper straws. While that might seem like a small feat in comparison to other environmental toxic pollutants, eco-conscious products have certainly trickled down to be more widely accepted. But it’s not just restaurateurs going green - many architects have also turned to alternative sustainable materials to construct homes for buyers looking to enjoy long-term energy savings year-round.
Hemp has been shown to capture atmospheric carbon twice as effectively as some forests while also providing carbon negative bio-materials for construction purposes (textile fabrics, etc). Additionally, Hemp crops do not require the much dreaded pesticides and use significantly less water to grow than its cotton counterpart. While we are miles away from a full-blown transformation, subtlety has been our strength in slowly implementing alternative & sustainable materials for the everyday things we use. Next time you’re at a restaurant, enjoying a smoke or clothes shopping - consider trying out an organic hemp-made product. I guarantee you won’t notice any difference in product quality; however, you will be participating in active change for a cleaner Earth.