Increase global climate literacy and inspire action using hemp as a catalyst for a green economy
Shifting to a green economy and using natural biodegradable materials means we have to grow our resources, not make them in a lab. It all starts at a farm.
To create innovative bold solutions that utilize natural resources, we need a combination of technical expertise and visionaries with grit willing to take risks.
Green Takeover advances global climate literacy and hemp education focused on agriculture, STEM, and entrepreneurship ecosystems.
We increase education and awareness among core positions within those ecosystems extending to professionals, policy, and decision makers, to prepare them for more informed eco-conscious decisions that in turn generate economic prosperity while stimulating sustainability.
Hemp is Steroids for Climate Action
Hemp has been used for centuries to help humans survive and thrive. This one plant can feed, fuel, shelter, and medicate us. From our clothes to our walls to our cars, they can all be made of hemp. And cost us less to make.
Hemp fits in to replace plastic. It fits directly into conversations of a circular economy, regenerative design thinking and materials for a closed loop. It fits into the blueprints of green cities and clean eating environments. It fits into resource based economic systems. It fits, accelerates, and enhances solutions addressing one third of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that relate to a green economy.
Yet, these worlds aren’t talking to each other .
Climate action treated as an environmental matter, and hemp as a subset of Cannabis.
Operating in isolation, funded in isolation, and measuring impact in isolation too.
To leverage hemp’s scalability, we need architects, mechanical engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and most of all, scientists, to be part of the conversation. The stigma linking hemp to marijuana deafens audiences before they hear the science, and holds professionals back from learning about its application in their work.
The hemp industry is good for our health, our pockets, and our planet.
Our mission helps address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
“By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles ...”
“Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning...”
Why Green Takeover?
Hebah Saddique, PMP
I've spent the past 15 years in the hearts and minds of startups & small businesses, helping mission-driven people weave their vision and creative concepts into tactical, practical actions.
As a Saudi-American, I grew up exposed to 2 very different worlds. This formed an inbred curiosity in me that shaped the foundation of my character. And it’s why awareness, knowledge exchange, and dialogue are so close to my heart, and a theme in my work; they are powerful tools to spark meaningful action.
Over the past 6 years my work led me to plan and produce projects in the heart of 2 critical global conversations; microplastic pollution and industrial hemp. After endless hours researching and reading and peeling layer after layer, after layer, I learned of hemp's superior performance capabilities, tremendous environmental benefits, and economic feasibility. I also found executives and professionals in climate action shying away and ignoring a high yielding versatile natural material because of a 100 year old bad reputation.
That's why Green Takeover was born. To bridge those two "industries" and show that in essence they are fighting for the same thing - and actually complement and complete each other’s work.
The future world I dream of is one guided by a conscious green economy that respects earth’s resources, and values human physical and mental health as primary economic drivers. One that replaces the need for constant growth, with striving to thrive in balance with the stable met needs of humans.
We're all in this together.