“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody.” – Lily Tomlin Though Lisa Bronner nowadays makes regular appearances on panels and podcasts to discuss issues ranging from ingredient disclosure to deforestation, she didn’t start out being so outspoken. Her grandfather, Dr. Emanuel Bronner, is well-known for standing on his soapbox and telling anyone who would listen about his plan to “Unite Spaceship Earth!” Her oldest brother David has been a long-time activist too—on issues from criminal justice reform to animal advocacy.
Since it began ten years ago, Dr. Bronner’s animal advocacy funding program has helped to fuel policy change, establish many new organizations and initiatives working for change, while sustaining many other efforts with critical resources. During this time, our company has sought to help shift the cultural discourse around ethics, food systems, agriculture, and how humans relate to other animals,
Dr. Bronner’s Supporting Organizations in the UK Working for a Better World Dr. Bronner’s is proud to announce its partners in the All-One UK Initiative for 2023. All-One UK is a chapter of our All-One International Initiative that ensures mission-aligned advocacy is supported by the markets where we sell our products outside of the United States.
Continued rapid deforestation is one of our planet’s most concerning environmental and social problems. It is closely related to all other such challenges: global climate change, loss of habitat and species, destruction of soil, and economic and social uprooting of human communities. Table of Contents What Is Deforestation? What’s Driving It? What Attempts Have Been Made to Stop Global Deforestation?
Dr. Bronner’s is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of funding through our All-One Canada Initiative. All-One Canada is a chapter of Dr. Bronner’s All-One International Initiative that seeks to ensure mission-aligned advocacy is supported in markets that we sell products in and is at the heart of our continuing global growth strategy. At a minimum,
For decades, plastics have provided us with cheap, durable, and lightweight solutions in just about every industry. This is especially true when it comes to the packaging of personal care products. However, this convenience comes at a cost. Plastic packaging waste has numerous detrimental impacts on the environment, from sitting permanently in landfills and seeping into the soil,
It was 6 a.m. in the parking lot on an overcast Wednesday morning at the Dr. Bronner’s Headquarters in Vista, California. Nearly forty bleary-eyed staffers from across the company, myself included, were getting ready to volunteer for the 9th Annual Dumpster Dive – a chance to get personal with Dr. Bronner’s waste streams. While scarfing down hot breakfast burritos and coffee,
Approximately 80% of global deforestation stems from agricultural production, contributing to 15-18% of greenhouse emissions. This widespread issue may seem overwhelming, leaving us feeling powerless against climate change. However, a viable solution might exist. California nonprofit Grow Ahead champions agroforestry as a dynamic response to combat climate change. Agroforestry involves planting trees alongside crops in a food forest system,
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?
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,