After the force of human nature that is Evelyne Brink, we now hear from Guy Coxall, a leading light of ‘HempTank’ – the UK’s think tank for ‘Hemp Education and Policy Development’, in today’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ interview.
“I am passionate on the subjects and lifestyle of sustainability, environmental issues and natural health,” says Guy.”I believe that nature can provide everything that we need and by working with nature, our connection becomes stronger. We can no longer rely on petrochemicals, toxic materials, monocultural agriculture and synthetic medicines. Current thinking and practices are destroying our environment and ourselves. It was not long ago that we had the answers and hemp was a huge part of that.”
OurNet: Thank you for taking part in the #ffawtw interview Guy, what’s your big passion?
Guy: I strive toward an impossible goal; that of living sustainably. Everything we do has an impact, good or bad; it’s all about problem solving. My passion is the forgotten plant, hemp. It is the solution to many of our problems.
OurNet: What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
Guy: It would be a world where we all respected diversity instead of being afraid of it. We could learn to work with nature, rather than against it and perhaps we could realise that by uniting, we can change everything.
OurNet: What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
Guy: We have unconsciously handed power and control over to a handful of people. Truth, passion and unity is the only way forward.
More about Hemp:
Hemp is by far the most versatile plant we have. If we utilise it, we can replace wood paper, GM cotton, petrochemical plastics, concrete and other toxic building materials which are destroying our environment and our health. Hemp can restore our health, the soil, the environment and the economy. Hemp has over 25,000 commercial uses. It is legal, non psychoactive and is easy to grow organically.
HempTank are inviting companies from each sector of this industry, alongside industry experts and government officials across the political spectrum. The intention is to assess current policies which effect industry within the hemp sector. These include but are not limited to: farming, licensing, legal classification, cannabinoid extraction, building regulations and environmental concerns and solutions. Once assessed and discussed, HempTank will look to develop more appropriate policies and collate white papers.
HempTour 2018 will inform and educate the people on the history, uses and many benefits of this plant. This will modify modern attitudes away from the stigmas associated with hemp; it will also increase awareness and demand for the industry, so rallying support for change. The tour will include an educational maze, constructed from hemp materials so that visitors can learn about the history, uses and benefits of hemp. There will be talks, demonstrations, stands and live music.
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