The Sustainability of Hemp for Building

Positive Future #786 (Feature photo – Hemp Fiber Board – By Elke Wetzig (elya) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8383485) The Hemp Industries Association brings updates on the various building applications for hemp. The nation’s housing crisis of an extreme shortage of housing units – 2.5 million housing units short – means we can…

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The Hemp of Clothing

Positive Future #785 (Feature photo – Hemp Shorts– By Matti Blume – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70056222 The story of hemp spans centuries as a material for textiles (cloth), particularly for the sails of big ships. Today, hemp clothing is gaining in popularity and in availability. You can see more the story here:

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Plug-In Car Sales Hit 9.5% of the UK Market in June 2020

Positive Future #784 (Feature photo – Flag of Great Britain – Public Domain) CleanTechnica Journalist Dr. Maximillian Holland reports that June plug-in auto sales in the United Kingdom reached 9.5 percent of the car market for the month of June. This could be a sign that the electrification of transportation is gaining rapidly over the…

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Go Swiss – Car Electrification

Positive Future #783 (Feature photo – Swiss Flag – Public Domain) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane brings the story of how plug-in electric cars in Switzerland in May were up 40 percent year over year. Arguments have been around for decades on how fossil-fuel air pollution hurts people’s health and contributes to climate instability that hurts…

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Volkswagen Factory Goes to 100 Percent Electric Car Production

Positive Future #782 (Feature photo – Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Car produced at Zwickau – CCA SA 4.0 International, Alexander Migl) CleanTechnica journalist Zachary Shahan bring us an amazing story. After producing 6,049,207 internal combustion engine cars at the Volkswagen Zwickau factory, the factory has now gone to producing only 100 percent electric cars. Even more…

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New Waves of Electric School Buses

Positive Future #781 (Feature photo – Lion Electric School Bus – courtesy of https://thelionelectric.com/en/products/electric) CleanTechnica journalist Cynthia Shahan brings us the story of 27 new electric school buses being delivered to Quebec, Canada schools. Plans are to electrify 100% of Quebec school buses by 2025. This is no small feat, since the Province of Quebec…

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Urban Farm Survives Shutdown – Thanks to Home Delivery

Positive Future #776 (Feature photo – Micro-Greens  – Public Domain USDA) WJLA news brings us the story of Little Wild Thins City Farm in Washington D.C. Owned and operated by Mary Ackley, she explains how she lost 90 percent of her business in one week. https://www.littlewildthingsfarm.com/ Thanks to locals stepping out to buy home-delivery micro-greens…

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