Montanya Distillers and Zoetica: the Forefront of Zero-Waste Business

By powerwomeningreen - February 22, 2018

Karen Hoskin is a 20-year entrepreneur based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She started her first company in 1998 and recently founded her fourth company, Zoetica. Each company has had a sustainability ethos. She built a LEED-certified preschool between 2001 and 2005. Then in 2008, she built one of the USA’s first green craft distilleries, Montanya Distillers. In 2017, she turned her personal commitment to zero waste into a company by launching Zoetica, which designs and makes zero waste systems. These systems are ideal for consumers, like herself, who want to refuse convenience trash. Karen’s focus on sustainability affects every aspect of her personal and professional life. It determines everything from how she travels to what packaging she accepts. It even affects what clothing she wears and how her homes and offices are constructed and powered. 

The Take-Aways:

  • Montanya Distillers and Zoetica are two sustainable-committed businesses that are truly making a difference in the green business world.
  • Karen wanted to create a solution to the global plastic problem, so she launch Zoetica to help people overcome barriers to using “convenience trash” in their daily lives.
  • The Warrior, a system made by Zoetica, has everything you need to live a plastic-free on-the-go life. 
  • We need to take this plastic issue seriously, because it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Our children, and our children’s children, will be left to deal with the plastic we’ve been generating over the past 50 years. Be conscious of your footprint.

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Karen HoskinWinter 2018