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,
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,
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.
Jordan Verdin, founder of San Diego-based nonprofit Humanity Showers, is candid about his organization’s mission. “We’re not trying to solve homelessness, but rather a lack of access to showers. Showers dignify people to get access to other resources that can elevate their living situation.” Jordan started this grassroots advocacy in 2014 after asking people experiencing homelessness the simple question,
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.
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,
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.
Please Note: Dr. Bronner’s Ketamine-Assisted Therapy employee health benefit program is administered through the provider Enthea and services are currently offered to employees by Flow Integrative. At this time, Flow Integrative is the only treatment provider covered by Dr. Bronner’s health benefit in collaboration with Enthea. If you are considering utilizing Ketamine-Assisted Therapy treatment,