Olive trees are the most important crop for Palestinians’ food security and cultural representation. They are the symbol of our identity. The trees connect us to our land, our history, and to past generations.
Dr. Bronner’s fair trade partner, Fair World Project is launching Grow Ahead, a new crowdfunding platform to support and stand in solidarity with small farmers around the world as they address the challenges of climate change in their communities.
I came to realize, gradually, but with increasing clarity, that living the gift I was given as the fifth generation of this soapmaking family was the best way to be of service to the world. This is a vision we all share at Dr. Bronner’s: our company as an engine to create positive change in the world. The causes we fund and fight for grow every year.
There are dozens of brands that are committed to long-term, transparent, mutually beneficial relationships with the farmers they partner with. They often use a certification label to help communicate that commitment. But without looking beyond the label on an individual product, it is difficult to determine whether the brand has that level of commitment or whether they are doing the bare minimum required by a certifier for a small number of products to capture a niche market or gain good PR.
Our family company, Dr. Bronner’s, donates a lot of resources to social justice NGOs and campaigns, including over $1 million to various state-level cannabis legalization campaigns in 2016. Collectively, well north of $40 million was raised in the 2016 election cycle alone to end prohibition and stop the enormous waste of taxpayer and law enforcement
At Dr. Bronner’s we don’t say to our consumers: if you bought a bottle of our soap then we’re going to help a coconut farmer in Ecuador. We don’t say: if you buy a bottle of soap we will then donate to sustainability efforts in Sri Lanka. We don’t say: if you buy a bottle of soap we’re going to contribute to hemp farming in the US. By the time that bottle of soap has reached the shelf where you can buy it, all of that has already happened—because it’s in the soap. Now, your purchasing the soap means that we can continue to do it.
In this manifesto for the budding regenetarian movement, David Bronner digs deep into the challenges faced by those trying to revolutionize agriculture and transform it into a humane and environmentally viable system that can feed everyone, forging a hopeful path forward that unites conscious farmers, companies, activists, vegans and omnivores.
Dr. Bronner’s was founded in the U.S. by Emanuel Bronner who, after losing his parents in the Holocaust, promoted a message of love and unity, not hate and revenge. In what he would call the “Moral ABC,” Emanuel urged us to realize our unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or
One of the most significant highlights of 2016, for me, was the phone call I received the night before Labor Day to inform me that Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma Brothers Farm had signed a legally binding agreement outlining how the two parties would settle a four-year-long labor dispute on Sakuma Brothers’ berry