The Woman Behind Award-Winning Social Enterprise Aliet Green

The Woman Behind Award-Winning Social Enterprise Aliet Green

When I first sat down with Lastiana Yuliandari, founder and director of Indonesian award-winning social enterprise Aliet Green, she told me her success was “by an accident, everything happened by accident.” Fans of our Magic All-One Chocolate may already know we sweeten all flavors with organic, fair trade, and now Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) coconut sugar. What you likely don’t know is the woman behind the magic. With Aliet Green becoming ROC just last month, I was lucky enough to... Continue Reading

Updates from the Field: Tackling Climate Change, One Acre at a Time

Updates from the Field: Tackling Climate Change, One Acre at a Time

“We envision a world free of poisonous chemicals, factory farming, exploitation and income inequality, soil degradation, habitat destruction, pollution, short-term thinking, corporate bullies, greenwashing, and fake food.” Elizabeth Whitlow, Executive Director, Regenerative Organic Alliance The writing’s on the wall. It has been for years. Anthropogenic climate change is upon us, and it’s impacting everything from weather patterns to crop production to sea levels. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC): “Science makes it clear that to avert the worst... Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Magic Nut Butter Cookies

Mother’s Day Magic Nut Butter Cookies

This Mother’s Day, I wanted to create something simple, quick, and delicious for kids to make for mom (with a little help). This got me thinking… what did I create for my mother growing up? Well, my mother owned a delicious bakery, and her mother was an exceptional chef, so the bar is set very high in our household! I took a trip down memory lane, because growing up I couldn’t wait to help my mom cook dinner every night... Continue Reading

Weed Like Change! Just Say No to Industrial Cannabis

Weed Like Change! Just Say No to Industrial Cannabis

Dr. Bronner’s has advocated for cannabis policy reform since the early 2000s—first focusing on industrial hemp, then pivoting to medical and recreational decriminalization and legalization efforts. We’ve long held that cannabis is a plant that can help heal our people and planet. Unfortunately, big business has moved into states where cannabis had been legalized, seeking to reap big profits and leaving legacy cannabis growers high and dry. The massive oversupply of industrial cannabis and its dependence on fossil fuels and... Continue Reading

On Entheogenic Practitioner Duties and Privileges under Oregon’s 109 Program

On Entheogenic Practitioner Duties and Privileges under Oregon’s 109 Program

Below is my formal comment I submitted to the OHA.  Please email publichealth.rules@dhsoha.state.or.us to submit your own written comment by 5:00 p.m. PDT on April 21, and if you can, also sign up to make direct verbal comments on April 18 and 21.  Also, please click this link to join an event the Portland Psychedelics Society is hosting at 6:00 p.m. PDT on April 17. Dear OHA: I’m David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s, which funds many different organizations and... Continue Reading

Ecosia, Dr. Bronner’s, and Serendipalm Team Up to Expand Dynamic Agroforestry

Ecosia, Dr. Bronner’s, and Serendipalm Team Up to Expand Dynamic Agroforestry

Ecosia: a search engine that plants trees Ecosia and Dr. Bronner’s are kindred spirits, so it makes sense that the two companies would team up to work on a project together. Both companies have sought to harness the power of business to create social and environmental benefit. Both companies are seeking to redefine capitalist enterprises, changing them from being extractive models that exploit land and communities, to being regenerative models that nurture people and the Earth—what we call Constructive Capitalism.... Continue Reading

ShoppingGives! Support Agriculture and Food Systems that put People and Planet First!

ShoppingGives! Support Agriculture and Food Systems that put People and Planet First!

This spring, Dr. Bronner’s webstore customers can direct 10% of their purchase amount to organizations that support food chain workers and regenerative organic farmers across the country. We rely on these essential workers for our daily nourishment, and it’s time we gave back. Here’s how you can participate in Dr. Bronner’s giving—at no extra cost to you. Just select an organization in the “You Shop – We Give” section of the webstore when shopping for your favorite soaps, body care,... Continue Reading

Natural Medicine Colorado: Combining Regulated and Community Healing Models

Natural Medicine Colorado: Combining Regulated and Community Healing Models

The Natural Medicine Health Act (NMHA), the ballot measure filed by Natural Medicine Colorado is one seamless policy: making natural medicines—psychedelic plant and fungal medicines containing psilocybin, DMT, ibogaine or mescaline (excepting peyote)—available to all adult Coloradans in two powerful healing modalities: via a regulated access model in a therapeutic context; and the self-regulating community healing model in a decriminalized context.Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s to Provide Psychedelic-Therapy as Employee Healthcare Benefit

Dr. Bronner’s to Provide Psychedelic-Therapy as Employee Healthcare Benefit

Dr. Bronner’s has expanded its mental healthcare benefits to include ketamine-assisted therapy, as a first step in providing access to psychedelic-assisted therapy to employees to promote mental health. This innovative benefit plan is administered by Enthea, a nonprofit healthcare organization responsible for medical policy development, provider network management, and benefit plan administration. Continue Reading