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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future

The following post is an abridged excerpt from my book Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain.  In October 2016, Joachim Milz came through Asuom, where our Ghanaian sister company Serendipalm that supplies us with sustainable palm oil is based. It was, as usual, a warm and humid night,

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Dr. Bronner’s Path to Regenerative Cocoa!

Magic All-One Chocolate! Click here to learn about all 6 flavors – what they taste like and where to buy them The following post is an abridged excerpt from my book Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain.  On my first drive to Asuom, Ghana in late 2006,

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Growth and Diversification at Pavitramenthe

How do the leaders of our fair trade projects and partnerships approach growth and diversification? This excerpt from my book, Honor Thy Label, describes how our Indian supplier of mint oils, Pavitramenthe, has begun to diversify their offerings and customer base. Honor Thy Label is available for order today! EXCERPT: GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION AT PAVITRAMENTHE Just like Dr.

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Why Dr. Bronner’s Supports Sun+Earth Certification

Dr. Bronner’s is firmly committed to regenerative organic agriculture—we were instrumental in getting Regenerative Organic Certification launched and are working on sourcing the majority of our ingredients from Regenerative Organic Certified projects. Why are we so fired up about regenerative organic agriculture? Crucially, we know that regenerative organic agriculture builds soil health and sequesters atmospheric carbon,

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Pavitramenthe Initiative Provides Relief for Local Villages

Based in the Uttar Pradesh province of India, Pavitramenthe supplies us with Regenerative Organic Certified mint oil for our products. Recently, Rob Hardy, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Agricultural Development Manager, had a chance to speak with Nihal Singh, the Managing Director of Pavitramenthe, about how the coronavirus is affecting their community and the relief efforts they have ramped up to help those in need.

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Behind the Label: Heal Earth!

Ever read the Dr. Bronner’s soap labels?   Our founder Emanuel Bronner was on a mission to “Unite the whole Human Race! For we’re All-One or None! … Exceptions eternally? Absolute None!” Emanuel’s parents were murdered in the holocaust, and with the rise of the nuclear war machine, Emanuel saw clearly that if we did not unite a global human race,

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