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Indigenous Peoples' Day Meaning and Ways to Celebrate

Above: Karen Elizabeth Wapato swimming from Alcatraz as part of PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week   People are celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day today with peaceful protests, political actions, marches, panel discussions, sunrise and sunset ceremonies, prayer, education, traditional dancing, art, music, festivals, and memorials.  We're honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day in two ways and invite you to join us: Educating ourselves. Here are just a few of our favorite resources: Water scientist and legal scholar Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Native Women's Wilderness on Instagram, the All My Relations podcast, the Natives Outdoors reading list, and the blog post Before Standing Rock, There Was Alcatraz. Donating to PATHSTAR. Speaking of Alcatraz, PATHSTAR supports sustainable health and well-being practices in Native American communities through hands-on experiences, like community gardening, cooking together, field trips, and, most famously,...

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Green Bee Botanicals wins best Cosmetic Topical at the 2021 Emerald Cup Awards

Have you heard? We beat the odds & won GOLD at this year's Emerald Cup Awards!  The Emerald Cup is the most important and influential cannabis contest in the world, similar to the Wine Spectator awards for the winemaking industry — the reason Rolling Stone calls it "the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry." Traditionally held live at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, this year due to the pandemic the Emerald Cup Awards were broadcast on Social Club TV to its 150 million viewers, and featured musical performances by Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, as well as appearances by Chelsea Handler, B Real and Winona LaDuke.  This is Green Bee's second Emerald Cup award, winning silver for its Brightening Eye Cream at the previous Emerald Cup. These...

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Why we believe in 100% ingredient transparency in cosmetics

Clean skincare is a hot buzzword at the moment. But what does it mean, really? For us, it means putting only good things into our products, like plants. No fillers, artificial fragrance or colorants and definitely no expedient-but-bad-for-humans-and-the-planet ingredients.  For us it also means testing. All our products are tested and proven free of pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants commonly found in mainstream cosmetics.  We believe in ingredient transparency One thing that concerns Bridget May, our founder and formulator, is that many companies, even the "good ones" like Dr. Hauschka, put "fragrance" on their ingredients list. This is often a way for a manufacturer to get around telling you about preservatives they use. Bridget would prefer they were more transparent about it. Using  proper preservatives is essential,...

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I’m a Bee-Liever: Testimonials and Customer Profiles

Customer Profile 1: Robin Kincade, 60 Happy Friday! We’re profiling real customers who exude joy and confidence and who use and love Green Bee Botanicals — our true Bee-Lievers. Are you a Bee-Liever? Drop us a line and tell us why you love Green Bee for a chance to be featured. Kicking off the series is badass boss lady Robin Kincade of Kincade Productions in San Francisco. Profiling Robin gives us the chance to support another women-owned business, which we do every chance we get. Follow her on Instagram at @kincadeproductions. Robin is an independent film producer of 30 years who broke into the business on her own starting at her local ABC TV station up in Humboldt County. She’s worked with everyone...

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