Recently, it seems like every other environmental podcast, Instagram post, or campaign is encouraging its audience to “switch to a plant-based diet!” It’s true, switching to a plant-based diet is one of the most impactful actions an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint, but is going plant-based always the most sustainable choice for you and the planet?
Category: Heal Earth! Sustaining Our Environment
We believe in building equitable supply chains, fair pay and good working conditions for farmers, and regenerative organic agriculture. As Dr. Bronner’s 5th Cosmic Principle states, “Treat the Earth Like Home!”
What Is Fair Trade Chocolate?
Chocolate that is fair trade and organic has been made using sustainable and ethical practices from production all the way up to a purchase. Fair trade produced chocolate ensures farmers are treated fairly and that the farming practices employed aren’t destructive to the environment. Table of Contents What Does Fair Trade Chocolate Mean? How Does Fair Trade Chocolate Alleviate Poverty,
Help Stop Plastic Greenwashing! Raise Your Voice to Strengthen the FTC Green Guides
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Green Guides are being revised and we need your help! Plastic packaging, which is largely derived from fossil fuels, is harming us in a number of ways: it is contributing to the climate crisis, creating plastic pollution across our oceans, waterways and communities, and increasingly being linked to negative health impacts.
Regenerative Organic Agriculture Improves Soil & Fights Inequity – See How This Farm Is Pioneering the Practice
Reimagine a food system that is community- and human-centered. An immediate feeling of warmth and enchantment came over me as I made my way through the mulberry and olive trees between the old farmhouse and the cobb wood-fired oven at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, California. I took in abundant flora wandering through the Children’s Center.
Southern Resident Orcas Are Going Extinct – Dr. Bronner’s & Coextinction Filmmakers Share How We Can Stop This
by Lilia Letsch
In 2018 an orca named Tahlequah in the North American Pacific Northwest made international headlines when she carried her deceased calf for 17 days in what many viewed as a profound grieving process. Tahlequah is the member of an endangered community of orcas, the Southern Residents, who have experienced so much loss that their population is now facing extinction.
Climate Change: Do My Choices Actually Matter?
Throughout the years, I’ve tried, in various ways, to live the most “sustainable” lifestyle I can. I’ve dabbled in “zero-waste” and “plastic free” commitments, engaged in political activism, composted my food waste, and stayed consistent with a vegan diet. However, in spite of (what I consider to be) all my hard work, it’s hard to escape the overarching feeling of: “does any of this really matter?” In a world poisoned with massive CO2 emissions on a global scale,
The Epidemic of Fake “Natural” Body Care Products – Don’t Fall for These Greenwashing Tactics
Be sure to check out Lisa Bronner’s original article “10 Labeling Traps to Recognize in Body Care” on Going Green for further reading on body and home care tips. Greenwashing is a marketing tactic used by companies to falsely give the impression that their product is environmentally friendly, actively helping the environment, or is derived from natural sources and therefore nontoxic to the body.
Celebrating 75 Years of Soap and Stories
Quick note: Thank you to everyone who participated in our story contest in the comments below and on our social channels! Your stories have been incredibly fun and inspiring! Our Cosmic Principles in Action Over 75 Years It was never just about the soap. When Emanuel Bronner founded Dr. Bronner’s in 1948, his not-so-secret mission was to spread a message of transcending divides and uniting the human race.
Funding & Fighting for Animals: Dr. Bronner’s Announces Recipients of 2022 Animal Advocacy Philanthropy
Dr. Bronner’s is proud to mark the ninth year of our philanthropy program to support efforts to end the exploitation and suffering of animals used for food. This commitment is made alongside the company’s other core causes, including regenerative organic agriculture, criminal justice and drug policy reform, fair trade and fair pay, and community betterment initiatives in the San Diego area.
Cut Down on Your Gift Waste This Year! Eco-Friendly Gifts for Friends and Family
by Pierce Flynn
A record $15.2 billion was spent on unwanted gifts in 2019, and at least 4% of those gifts ended up in the trash. If you’re looking to cut down on gift waste this year, check out these eco-friendly gifts that are perfect for friends and family! These gifts are certified good for people and the planet.