Celebrate World Bee Day

May 20 is World Bee Day. Here’s how you can help the bees Einstein famously said that if the bees die out, we only have 4 years before humanity becomes extinct. Without bees and our other pollinators, crops will die. No more fruit, vegetables, grains, or feed for animals. Desolation. Industrial hemp greatly benefits bees… Continue reading Celebrate World Bee Day

“Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) picks a great week to drop its latest warning With Putin threatening nuclear war, how about a nice reminder that the climate crisis has not gone away, but it is still an existential threat to all humanity? Thanks, IPCC! No, really. The report says: Everywhere is affected, with no… Continue reading “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”

Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

In a nutshell The new EU CAP, Common Agricultural Policy, will raise the amount of THC cannabinoid allowed in hemp and hemp products from 0.2% to 0.3% in 2023, which is something, but we say it needs to go further, faster. What are cannabinoids and how much of them are in hemp and cannabis? The… Continue reading Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Hemp hope is real, thanks to COP26 action on Article 6 What is this Article 6 of which you speak? It was part of the Paris Agreement from 2015, dealing with carbon markets. There are currently dozens of different carbon markets, in the EU and in China, for example. This agreement enables international sales of… Continue reading COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Unleash hemp carbon offset @COP26: #Hemp is the answer to (nearly) everything, @BorisJohnson #cop26

COP26 presents Boris Johnson with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And we hope that he grasps it with gusto. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Great Britain, has a real opportunity to help build a legacy for the entire world, at COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, 31 Oct – 12 Nov 2021. This assembly of world leaders and climate… Continue reading Unleash hemp carbon offset @COP26: #Hemp is the answer to (nearly) everything, @BorisJohnson #cop26

Air travel flight shame CO2 offset tool

Flight shame no more, hemp carbon offset is real Air travel is responsible for 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas the main constituent. Aircraft emissions also have additional, negative effects because the waste gases are released directly into the upper atmosphere. Planes typically fly at 35,000 feet (over… Continue reading Air travel flight shame CO2 offset tool

Hempoffset joins Greentech Alliance

The Greentech Alliance brings together green technology businesses that fight climate change with their products and services We’re delighted to announce that Hempoffset is now a member of the Greentech Alliance. We look forward to participating in, learning from, and leveraging this powerful, international network. It’s truly awesome to see so many startups working towards… Continue reading Hempoffset joins Greentech Alliance

The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7°C of heating

Upcoming Climate Summit at risk of failure, Paris targets could ‘Go up in smoke’, UN Secretary-General warns Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, held 17 September 2021: “The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was a code red for humanity. But, it… Continue reading The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7°C of heating

Dimensions of value

We need to evolve our thinking around how we value people and planet We’ve been taught to value anything in terms of how much money can be made from it. Period. And this way of thinking still applies to people just as much as it applies to the natural resources of our planet. It typically… Continue reading Dimensions of value

Meet our hemp grower, Ed Hanbidge, County Wicklow, Ireland

Our first view of Hempoffset sponsored hemp It was a blazing Friday morning in July, when Gary and Niall from Hempoffset drove the N81 highway, an hour south from Dublin, into County Wicklow. Into hemp country. Hemp licenses are free in Ireland Ed took us on a tour of his hemp fields, and it was… Continue reading Meet our hemp grower, Ed Hanbidge, County Wicklow, Ireland