Why Hemp?

Clean Design  -  Clean Construction  -  Clean Living 

In Construction

Climate

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions.  They jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.

Health

Mold and air quality are important factors to consider when creating a home for our family. Hemplime is "breathable" and can regulate humidity.

Safety

Hemplime is Fire Resistant

Opportunity

Opportunities are abound for farmers, small business owners, contractors, scientists, educators, environmentalist, and hemp advocates.

My Why? In July 2019 I heard an OPB segment about hemp. What surprised me was the amount of biomass created from CBD and MJ production.  I wanted to know what could we do with this biomass, which lead me down a rabbit hole of discovering more about the history of hemp and its many possible uses. As I learned more about hemp, I discovered how it could help our climate.  I became particularly interested in how hemplime / hempcrete could help not only create cleaner living (indoor air quality/health), but it can reduce carbon emissions in construction, it can sequester huge amounts of CO2, it can create jobs and opportunities for farmers, entrepreneurs, architects, contractors, communities, workforce development programs, and others.  I am now a hemp advocate and on a mission to see how we can use more sustainable products in our everyday lives, starting with the homes we live in and buildings we work in. 

Exploring how we can

  • Develop and use sustainable materials and practices to build healthy living spaces and businesses

  • Provide opportunities to workforce development programs in green and healthy construction, farming, entrepreneurship, and product and building material development

  • Build affordable, healthy, and sustainable living and work spaces for otherwise disadvantaged, vulnerable, or neglected communities

  • Create sustainable and healthy housewares and building furnishings (cabinets, flooring, furniture, accessories)

Now I'm actively seeking partners who are interested in going on a journey to make a difference and want to start a social enterprise that will create opportunities in multifamily/community housing and small business, workforce development, and healthy/sustainable construction and product development.