Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

This conservation initiative is an intergenerational bridge. The wise ones are getting old and they still know about nature and stories and the natural ways and songs. We need to be the bridge for sacred knowledge—it is of essence and we have a responsibility to be this bridge and pass things on for a brighter tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Continue Reading

One Mother’s Journey to Healing Depression with Plant Medicines

One Mother’s Journey to Healing Depression with Plant Medicines

“What are the moms at school going to say about this?” I thought last December, as I prepared to submit paperwork in support of Decriminalize Nature DC, a ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics like psilocybin and ayahuasca in Washington, DC. Those moms knew me as the Budget Officer for DC’s Department of Energy & Environment—or simply as a fellow mother of young children struggling to keep up. What would they think if they knew of my activism on... Continue Reading

A Case for Legally Regulated Psilocybin Therapy

A Case for Legally Regulated Psilocybin Therapy

We have some good news to share. A growing body of research suggests that “psilocybin”—a natural compound found in many species of mushrooms—can, as part of therapy, help relieve a variety of mental health issues, including depression, existential anxiety, addictions, and the lingering effects of trauma.Continue Reading

Sourcing U.S.-Grown Hemp with Victory Hemp

Sourcing U.S.-Grown Hemp with Victory Hemp

Hemp is finally legal in the U.S. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture established federal hemp production regulations at the end of 2019—as required by the 2018 Farm Bill—it represented a major milestone in the long fight to bring hemp agriculture back to the U.S. For the first time in decades, farmers could legally grow hemp on U.S. soil. Once an abundant crop in states like Kentucky and North Carolina, hemp had largely disappeared from the U.S. farming landscape by... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Pledges $1 Million Over Ten Years to the Movement for Black Lives

Dr. Bronner’s Pledges $1 Million Over Ten Years to the Movement for Black Lives

At Dr. Bronner’s we know we need to do our part to dismantle white supremacy and end systemic racial injustice and anti-Black racism. To this end we will donate an additional $100,000 to the Movement for Black Lives this year and pledge to donate a total of $1 million over the next ten years. A week after demonstrations began to sweep across the U.S. demanding justice for the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other victims... Continue Reading

Addressing Systemic Racism in the U.S. and the Mass Incarceration of People of Color

Addressing Systemic Racism in the U.S. and the Mass Incarceration of People of Color

The brutal killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police has catalyzed a groundswell of action against racism and police brutality across the country. We stand in solidarity and believe it is our duty to demand and work for systemic change to end racial injustice and inequality. We must root out the deep unconscious racial bias and white supremacy that permeates our culture, and end police violence and all abuses of police power. To this end, we must support... Continue Reading

Donations for Racial Justice

Donations for Racial Justice

On Monday we issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter and the movement in support of justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many lives lost to police violence. As an act of solidarity with protests happening around the U.S., we pledged to donate $25,000 to a variety of organizations, both in Minnesota and nationally, that are working to end anti-Black racism, police violence and abuse. To honor this commitment, we are donating to the following organizations:... Continue Reading

“All-One!” Also Means Black Lives Matter

“All-One!” Also Means Black Lives Matter

Dr. Bronner’s stands with Black Lives Matter in support of justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A first step in overcoming systemic racism and injustice is to simply understand and admit that there is a problem. That’s why, even as a soap company, we feel the need to make this statement. In the U.S., Black people are three times more likely to be killed by police than white people, while being 1.3 times... Continue Reading