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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Return of The Plant: The Promise of Hemp

Hemp History Week is celebrating 10 years as the U.S.’s largest educational campaign about hemp, supported by grassroots organizers, leaders from the industry, farmers and hemp advocates. Hemp History Week was started by the Hemp Industries Association and pioneering hemp businesses like Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva and Manitoba Harvest as a way of raising awareness around hemp and fighting for regulation that would allow for its farming and production.

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Hemp Agriculture Now Legal in United States!

After nearly two decades of our company’s advocacy and leadership in this fight, I am proud to say that it is finally legal for farmers in the U.S. to grow hemp! The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress earlier this month, and signed into law by the President today, December 20th, 2018, includes provisions which remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act,

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Dr. Bronner’s Celebrates 70 Years on Spaceship Earth!

This year marks the 70th anniversary for Dr. Bronner’s, and 160 years of soapmaking for the Bronner family. The milestone brought up a host of questions for us. How could we encapsulate the long, strange story of our company into something digestible? How could we show that Dr. Bronner’s matured alongside the customers and retailers who were championing our products?

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The Fight for a Fair Minimum Wage, and How You Can Help

Building Momentum with Big Wins in 2018 On Election Day, voters in Missouri and Arkansas passed ballot initiatives to increase their state minimum wages—giving raises to about a million workers and boosting their economies from the bottom up. Business owners in these two states came out strongly in support of raising the minimum wage. In Missouri,

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