Emily Hoskins has a vision of making the world a more beautiful place. From better skin through her eco-friendly lifestyle brand with vegan skincare and all-natural cosmetic products, to a brighter future for the world’s pollinators that her business supports.
Her business, Green Bee, was launched after she learned about the thin line between insects and humans. “I was touched by the story of the Monarch butterfly and its incredible migration,” she explains. “Unfortunately, scientists have observed a significant decline in the species in recent years and I wanted to do what I could to help.”
That way of helping came in the form of beauty products. With 16 years of experience as a makeup artist, she knew she could create a product that not only helped her clients look and feel better but also helped a cause close to her heart.
Through the sale of Green Bee’s skincare products, Hoskins is able to raise funds to establish protected habitats for all pollinators.
“I help individual and commercial gardens apply for registration on national protected habitat maps,” says Hoskins. “The certifications come from the Cincinnati Zoo’s POLLENation program as well as the Monarch Watch program from the University of Kansas.”
Hoskins says that her efforts are not only helping to protect Monarch butterflies but similar pollinating species such as honeybees, moths, birds, and bats,
When she launched her business, Hoskins set a goal for herself. She wanted to raise $1,000 in her first year of business to go toward pollinator habitat conservation. With less than 9 months into her business venture, Hoskins reached her goal.
With a new decade on the horizon, Hoskins has a lot in the works for Green Bee. “In addition to two newly launched CBD products, we hope to expand to include more eco-friendly lifestyle products,” she says. “In 2020, you can look forward to reusable water bottles, bamboo straws and cutlery sets, organic cotton clothing, upcycled fashion accessories, and even some fun kitchen items.”
You can learn more about Green Bee and Hoskin’s conservation efforts at greenbeeohio.com. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook to hear about new products and join in the discussion about the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home.