A couple of years ago, Linda Delair started talking to Lea about John Trudell and his non-profit organization, Hempstead Project Heart. John and Linda met at the Green Festival a few months earlier, Nov 2012, talked about HEMP and about meeting again to talk more. So she invited Lea to join the meeting and their involvement in Hempstead Project Heart was born, circa Feb 2013.
In Nov 2013, once again at the Green Festival where we showed the movie Bringing It Home and had a booth about hemp, Lea was speaking with Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange and Green Festival about HEMP and what they were doing with it. He then called them: "Solutionaries". Love that word. He said to spread the word around, and keep developing the concept. Much better than being a Revolutionary who revolves around and stays in the cycle of life and death. She has adopted the title and even shares is on her biz card displayed as an Eco Solutionary.
The eco solution she has found is bio fiber in general but HEMP in particular. She learns something new about it every day and loves to talk about it.
Also Lea reminds us that, if you don't know about the song Hemp Can Save the World, google it!
Working with the directors of the award winning hemp documentary "Bringing it Home", she's involved with organizing film screenings nationwide. In 2012 and 2013, she helped to support thousands of national events that inspired the public about the benefits of hemp nutrition, hemp products, and energy production. She also promotes research on the fiber potential of medical cannabis stalks produced in the Emerald Triangle.
As a result of the passage of hemp legislation in California and Nationally, university and college level agricultural research is now possible! Tri-purpose cropping is another area of interest. She's also constantly networking with land-based people and farmers to promote sustainable hemp production and processing. Overall, she works to see hemp evolve from a privileged consumer market to become accessible for people worldwide!
For 15 years Linda has been working in the Building Industry, specializing in remodeling, interior design, space planning, and Green Business Consultation. Her focus is on regenerative design, water consciousness, energy saving, environmentally responsible building materials, eco-chic affordable furnishings, biodegradable non-toxic beauty and cleaning products, fair-trade clothing, and healthy dietary choices.
She has been a featured speaker and panelist for Home Shows, Radio Talk Shows, Student Career Forums, Showrooms, Chambers of Commerce, Environmental groups, and Building and Design Organizations.
She is a Board Member of the U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter, a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) from the U.S. Green Building Council, ACGBP (Advanced Certified Green Building Professional) from Build It Green, Certified Permaculture Designer from Living Mandala. She studied at BTB School of Feng Shui, Architecture and Interior Design at Canada College and College of Marin, and Green Building Science at San Francisco Institute of Architecture. She is a graduate of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, the Landmark Education Curriculum for Living Program, and the Environmental Forum of Marin’s Master Class.
To discover more and connect with Linda visit her site: www.lindadelair.com
About Hempstead Project Heart
Hempstead Project Heart (Hph) is a 501-(c)(3) project of Earth Island Institute. Our mission is to create awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people. Through collaborations, arts and music we work to elevate public consciousness about hemp as a basis for a green economy and the health of the planet and people. John Trudell is the co-founder of Hempstead Project Heart with Willie Nelson.
Since 2012, Hempstead Project Heart has brought hemp education to communities through workshops, panel discussions, film screenings of Bringing it Home and music and art. Hundreds of people have gotten their hands on hemp with out our interactive hemp exhibit. We have organized concerts and poetry readings with indigenous poet and orator John Trudell plus his band Bad Dog.
HPH on Social Media: @HempsteadProjectHeart on Facebook, @Hempstead_Heart on Twitter, andhempstead_project_heart on Instagram