We are truly “at the fork” in the road. As a culture, we must choose which path to take. One is a path of thoughtless consumption and industrialization that sacrifices the lives and wellbeing of animals and spells disaster for our climate. The other is the path of consuming more plants and significantly less and much better meat from regenerative organic and humane agriculture, that raises animals responsibly and ethically on pasture, while also helping to bring our climate back into balance.
Dr. Bronner’s is an LGBTQIA inclusive company and is fully committed to trans and gender queer people having equal rights in the workplace and in all aspects of society. We are proud to support Gender Illumination, a powerful non-profit organization, because we know the importance of trans and gender queer people having a platform to tell their stories.
Longtime animal advocate and diligent organizer Bruce Friedrich has been an enthusiastic supporter, wise advisor, and inspiration of Dr. Bronner’s and our team in our efforts to support the animal rights movement. Dr. Bronner’s was an early donor to Bruce’s new project, The Good Food Institute – launched last year.
On June 1st I brought my family to Bremen, Germany where the ship – Sea Shepherd Germany’s first ship – was docked, ready to be unveiled to press and supporters. The more I’ve gotten to know the amazing individuals involved in this organization, the more I’ve understood that the soul and mission of Dr. Bronner’s and Sea Shepherd is All-One!
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.