NoCo Hemp Expo

Cannabis and Climate Change: How Industrial Hemp Can Help Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Colorado Hemp Company and NoCo Hemp Expo present Hemp On The Slope, a hemp-centric, educational event focusing on all of the industrial, nutritional, and nutraceutical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabis-hemp including the reduction of CO2 from our atmosphere.

 

Loveland, CO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/12/2016 --As of today, there are currently three large wildfires in effect in Colorado. Reporting over 4,100 wildfires in 2012, Colorado sees on average 3,000 per year.

In the wake of the Colorado wildfires, nothing screams louder: it's time we start looking to hemp as a renewable alternative to our energy sources.

Hemp can greatly contribute to reducing our carbon footprint.

According to Green Rush Daily, "Hempcrete has a high degree of thermal insulation, and it is also fire resistant. Walls made from this material are breathable which regulates humidity within the structure. These insulating properties control temperature as well. Under the right circumstances, the use of hemp concrete could even eliminate the need for a heating and cooling system entirely. Or at least drastically reduce power consumption."

It also removes 1.63 tons of CO2 per ton of hemp, and in 2016 alone, Colorado has planted over 8,700 acres of the industrial hemp crop, resulting in an average of 10 tons per acre of carbon dioxide being removed from our atmosphere.

Program Manager of Colorado Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Program Manager Maureen West describes the 2016 growing year as the busiest one yet and growing rapidly largely due to fact that the number of plantable acres are unlimited in Colorado regulations.

At a recent Women Grow Denver event, she explains, "there is no profile of the industrial hemp grower." "People can register year-round," and West says, "the work is what she's here for".

Take Action: Hemp On The Slope

Anyone can be a Hempster! From advocacy, regulation, farming, entrepreneurship, there is something for everyone in hemp.

At Hemp On The Slope happening on July 30th at Salt Creek Ranch in Collbran, Colorado, producers Colorado Hemp Company and NoCo Hemp Expo bring together the industry's most knowledgeable leaders to discuss topics like hemp building, small and large scale farming, hemp products, and more.

Take a hemp farm tour and join organizations like the National Hemp Association and the Hemp Road Trip at Hemp On The Slope. Listen as they shed some light on state and federal policies helping to create a more accessible market for hemp in months to come.

Hemp On The Slope's Keynote Speaker Barbara Filippone presents Industrial Hemp 101. Specializing in wholesale hemp fabric and finished products, EnviroTextile's President and CEO will share her insight of over 30 years of experience in the industry.

Additional Keynote Speaker and author of bestsellers Hemp Bound, Too High To Fail and First Legal Harvest - Hemp Returns to Humanity, Doug Fine will be discussing the importance of the industrial crop's role in our regenerative, agricultural future.

Don't miss a day of community and agricultural celebration for the western slope. Save $5 by getting your tickets in advance at http://www.hempontheslope.com.

About NoCo Hemp Expo, Colorado Hemp Company and TreeFreeHemp
WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives) is home to the NoCo Hemp Expo, TreeFreeHemp and Colorado Hemp Company located in Loveland, Colorado and operating since 2012. Areas of focus include product and brand development, marketing, printing, production, events and advocacy.