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The one about Dr. Bronner’s & animal rights, the hemp movement, a crowdfunding victory for the Prison Ecology Project, World Food Day and more!
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  The Movement Messenger | Vol. 2 – Issue 9 | October 2015
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Stand Up for Animals!

Over the last two years we have been working closely with Dr. Bronner's to help facilitate their support of animal advocacy work. In that time, the company has partnered with a variety of awesome organizers and helped amplify campaigns and efforts by Compassion Over Killing, The Humane Society of the United States, Compassion in World Farming, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and other leading organizations. Dr. Bronner's have donated more than $200K (and growing) toward these groups. We are excited to share new promotional materials related to this work, created in collaboration with Dr. Bronner’s amazing leadership and marketing team. 

In addition, we have updates from the hemp movement, the final results of the Prison Ecology Project fundraiser, Fair World Project plans for World Food Day on October 16 and our latest roundup of press coverage we have generated for our amazing clients and partners. 

I hope this Fall is off to a good start for you and yours. 

Cheers,

Ryan Fletcher
on behalf of Movement Media
 

In the Works

Dr. Bronner's

Stand Up For Animals! stickerWe are excited to share Dr. Bronner’s new “Guide to Eating with Conscience,” a pocket sized handout with infographics illustrating why a plant-based diet is better for farm animals, the planet, and our health. Dr. Bronner’s is debuting this guide at the DC VegFest on October 3rd and Tom from Movement will be there to spread the word about why Dr. Bronner’s stands up for animals. If you are in the DC area, stop by to pick up some samples of Dr. Bronner’s, this new pocket-guide, and a sticker with the Dr. Bronner’s new “Stand Up for Animals” design! 



 
Hemp Industry Association

HIA conference logoThe 22nd annual Hemp Industries Association Conference held in Lexington, KY, just concluded this week. With a record number of attendees and sessions covering hemp building and architecture, cutting edge CBD research, states' legal strategies, hemp fiber potential for supercapacitor batteries, hemp farming and agronomy, and many other topics, this year's conference was the biggest yet, and demonstrates the incredible growth and progress the hemp movement has achieved in this past year. For press highlights, check out the Lexington Herald-Leader and Northern Kentucky Tribune.
 
Prison Ecology Project
fist over prison
Congratulations to Prison Ecology Project for meeting its $15,000 fundraising goal! We’re delighted to have collaborated in this effort, and want to extend our thanks to Art Under Pressure, Graham Boyle, and Just Seeds, for providing goodies that incentivized contributors.
 
Fair World Project
Small Scale Farmers
Fair World Project is gearing up to mark World Food Day with a day of action for Food, Climate and Farm Justice on October 16. Check out their call to action now and if you need a reminder why or some inspiration, watch Small Scale Farmers Cool the Planet, the 17-minute documentary that highlights the role of industrial agriculture in climate change while expounding on how small farmers are combating the climate crisis through regenerative organic agriculture.

In the News

REUTERS

Battle lines drawn as legislative fight over labeling looms 
by Carey Gillam
Winged woman on the Playa

Burning Man: 24 things to do if you hate techno music
by Steven W. Thrasher
flat bottles

Dr. Bronner’s Fine Print 
by Steven Heller
factory worker

Workplace Wellness
by Neda Iranpour
(video)
Hemp house homeowner

Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal 
by Wendy Koch
(video)

 
hempseed, shelled

6 Reasons Why You Should Eat Hemp Seeds
by Adda Bjarnadottir, MSc
grad student holding hemp stalk

Can Hemp Join Corn And Wheat As Everyday Crops? CSU Researchers Are On It
by Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 
Farm&Ranch Guide

Industrial hemp grown for first time in North Dakota 
by Sue Roesler

On our Minds

RyanRyan: My friend Jen Angel makes delicious cupcakes, in part to generate income that funds her ability to work on a variety of awesome activist and social justice projects. After years of catering she's now opening a brick and mortar cupcake shop! Help her make it happen, here!
 
LaurenLauren: I am thrilled to hear of water found on Mars; yet this landmark discovery calls to mind a question explored in this article by Nick Levine, who will reap the profits of natural resources and prime real estate in outer space?
 
Jazmin
Jazmín: I nominate Sophie Cruz for media spokesperson of the year. Way to nail it in Spanish and English.
 
TomTom: As a child I loved riding my bike and only had training wheels for 20 minutes before they were obsolete and slowing me down. This month, I am thinking about all the kids in DC whose families can’t afford a bike but will soon get the chance to learn to ride and enjoy that feeling of freedom due to a new DC Public Schools bicycle lesson and safety program.
 
MichelleMichelle: I've been thinking a lot about a story from This American Life on forced desegregation in schools. My son will be starting school soon, and the quality of his education is a constant topic in our home. It is wrenching to think of kids trapped in bad schools through no fault of their own who will be playing catch-up for the rest of their lives.
 
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