Inspiring action using hemp as a catalyst for a green economy
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 Goal 4.7
“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 ...”
Hi, I'm Hebah
Hebah Saddique, PMP
I've spent the last 15 years in the heart and mind of startups & small businesses, helping mission-driven people and organizations weave their vision and creative concepts into tactical, practical actions.
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.