In Ivory Coast, Women Do 70% of Cocoa Work but Earn Just 20%. KANY Women’s Co-op Is Bridging This Income Gap.

In Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), women provide almost 70% of the labor on cocoa farms yet receive only 20% of the income [1]. KANY Scoops, Dr. Bronner’s primary cocoa supplier, is committed to addressing this disparity (KANY means “light” in Akan). This cooperative stands out for its focus on empowering women in cocoa farming, ensuring the crucial contributions of women are acknowledged and valued.

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Bridging Trauma and Healing: A Journey through Psychedelic Therapist Training

In October, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) facilitated an MDMA-assisted therapy education program in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program brought together 55 attendees from diverse backgrounds, with nearly 40 participants hailing from regions subjected to centuries of conflict, creating a unique environment for learning, healing, and reconciliation. Participants hailed from Bosnia and Herzegovina,

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The Importance of Group Healing with Psychedelic Medicines and How Massachusetts Gets it Right

Combining Regulated Access with Self-Regulating Community Healing Models These are exciting times in the realms of psychedelic healing. In particular, I’ve been psyched by the traction and progress that group healing models are getting in both state and federal regulated access routes. Group therapy is much more cost-efficient, as well as arguably more effective, for short and long-term mental health.

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10 Years of Fighting for Animals!

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,

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UK Organizations on the Front Lines of Animal Advocacy, Environmental Sustainability & More

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.

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Supporting BIPOC Businesses – A Look Inside Dr. Bronner’s Small Business Mentoring Program

The journey to becoming a thriving, profitable natural products business can be an uphill climb. For Black women, success is often even more elusive due to the many ways that the deck is stacked against them. According to a study by American Express, Black women launch new businesses at a much higher rate than any other demographic group in the U.S.,

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Bold Action for Eco-Justice & Social Change in Canada

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,

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A Day in the Garbage

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,

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What Is Agroforestry? How Nonprofit Grow Ahead Uses It to Fight Climate Change

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,

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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.

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