Our Journey to 100% Renewable Power

Our Journey to 100% Renewable Power

A Story of Soap, Bees, Teachers, Farmers and Community “There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.” – Bill McKibben, Environmentalist “I’m convinced that if every home had solar panels on the roof, we could create all the energy we need without exploiting the surface of the Earth.” – Dr. Bronner,... Continue Reading

All-One Activist: pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary

All-One Activist: pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary

Dr. Bronner’s “All-One Activist” series profiles influential activists who are advancing the core causes that Dr. Bronner’s supports through its philanthropy and advocacy work, including: animal advocacy, regenerative organic agriculture, drug policy reform, and community work. Dr. Bronner’s has been supporting VINE Sanctuary for more than five years by providing resources to increase wages for sanctuary employees, and supporting their education and advocacy programs. The goal is to undermine the social and structural causes of animal exploitation, and promote a plant-based... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Stands Up for Animals

Dr. Bronner’s Stands Up for Animals

Over $2.5 Million donated to the animal rights movement since 2013 With World Vegan Day approaching on November 1st, we’re marking the sixth year of our dedicated philanthropy program to support animal advocacy. Dr. Bronner’s makes this commitment alongside other core causes, outlined in our six cosmic principles, under “fund & fight for what’s right.” Other issues include: regenerative organic agriculture, drug policy reform, fair pay & fair trade, and community & youth programs. By the end of this year,... Continue Reading

Ayurvedic Uses for Coconut Oil

Ayurvedic Uses for Coconut Oil

Ayur-what-ic? Before we dive in… let’s play a word association game! Please read the words below and notice what images first come to mind: Science. Illness. Treatment. If you were born after the 18th century Industrial Revolution (which, let’s face it… you were), then you probably saw white lab coats, test tubes, needles, prescription drugs and fluorescent lit hospital hallways when you read the words above. But what if there were different associations with illness and treatment? What if instead of... Continue Reading

Fair Trade Supports Climate Solutions

Fair Trade Supports Climate Solutions

In 2014, the U.N. reported that at current erosion rates, less than 60 years of farmable soil remains on our planet before we lose this precious living membrane to wind and water erosion. Meanwhile, increasing temperatures are causing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes. No one is immune to the global climate crisis, but those least responsible for human-caused climate change are often the most severely impacted. In Central America, for example, a 5-year drought has caused catastrophic crop failures.... Continue Reading

Why We Support the 2020 Ballot Measure that Would Legalize & Regulate Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

Why We Support the 2020 Ballot Measure that Would Legalize & Regulate Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $150,000 in Matching Funds to Support Signature Drive Last night it was my honor to join Tom and Sheri Eckert, experienced Portland-based therapists who are the chief petitioners for Oregon’s statewide ballot initiative to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy, as they welcomed famed mycologist Paul Stamets and special guests for an event at the Newmark Theatre in Portland. At the event, they announced the launch of a signature drive for the Oregon Psilocybin Service Initiative (PSI 2020), and I... Continue Reading

Industrial Agriculture is Fueling the Crisis in the Amazon

Industrial Agriculture is Fueling the Crisis in the Amazon

Dr. Bronner’s is Matching Donations to Amazon Watch this Month For the last couple of weeks, the news has been full of stories about fires in the Amazon rainforest. Record numbers of fires have been lit this year, numbering over 70,000—an 84% increase over last year. Industrial agriculture in the Amazon, which includes cattle ranching along with vast monoculture soy and palm plantations, has been driving new deforestation in the region. Similarly, mining and logging activities contribute to the destruction... Continue Reading

Vertile Foundation: Giving Hope to Haitian Children

Vertile Foundation: Giving Hope to Haitian Children

I nominated Vertile Foundation this year to be a part of Dr. Bronner’s Employee Contribution Program, which allows us to nominate organizations that we think deserve more attention. Once five organizations have been selected, they are presented by each of the five employees who nominated those organizations at our quarterly staff meeting. Every one of Dr. Bronner’s 200+ employees decides which organization they want to direct funds to, and the company donates $100 on each employee’s behalf to the organization... Continue Reading

How to Clean a Yoga Mat with Dr. Bronner’s

How to Clean a Yoga Mat with Dr. Bronner’s

It’s a moment every yogi can relate to… There you are—45 minutes into your favorite class. Your teacher’s new sequence feels like it was designed specifically for you as the playlist moves you gracefully into deeper states of consciousness. Breath by breath, you ride the waves of each inhale and exhale like some kind of mystical yoga dolphin. “I… am the dolphin,” you think to yourself, “yes, I am the dolphin.” This is that yoga bliss you’ve heard about. You... Continue Reading

Coconut Mango Ceviche (Vegan)

Coconut Mango Ceviche (Vegan)

This Coconut Mango Ceviche is a staff favorite—summer is in full swing, so it seems fitting to share this beloved recipe! At the heart of this dish is a special alchemy that happens when you marinate young coconut meat with kombu overnight. Unfamiliar with these ingredients? No worries, we’ll explain everything step by step so you can master the techniques. Using Kombu Magic Kombu is the lowkey foundation for much of Japanese cuisine. A kind of large seaweed, dried kombu is... Continue Reading