Social Responsibility

Earth Day

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

Earth Day. No doubt this will date me, but I actually remember the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. At the time I was in high school and got caught up in the movement after having read a few books that changed my worldview … Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s seminal exposure of the cursed chemical …

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Toot Your Own Horn

Posted in Dharma, Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

Toot Your Own Horn. In the “Toot Your Own Horn” department, Dharma has recently passed the B Corp certification for the 5th time! No big deal you say? For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this movement, B (Benefit) Corps are companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public …

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Giving Back – David Brower Center

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Dharma's Giving Back, Nonprofit, Social Responsibility.

David Brower Center. Berkeley, California native David R. Brower is considered by many to be the father of the modern environmental movement. Eighty-eight years of courageous, contentious, and joyful activism made Brower one of the most successful advocates the Earth has ever known. The David Brower Center provides a home for the environmental movement by …

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Skip the Slip!

Posted in Customer Support, Nonprofit, Social Responsibility.

Skip the Slip! As a certified B Corp and a conscious company committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit, we are always looking for ways to reduce our footprint — meaning how can we operate with the least waste of resources and energy. Green America (of which I am board chair) …

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Giving Back – Mercy Corps

Posted in Dharma's Giving Back, Nonprofit, Social Responsibility.

Mercy Corps. We’re proud to introduce this month’s Giving Back recipient. Headquartered in Portland, OR, Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian organization empowering people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. In more than 40 countries, they partner to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity …

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Women’s Equality Day

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Women’s Equality Day. August 26 will mark the 97th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution – the Equal Rights  Amendment, which granted the right of women to vote. This, after it’s first introduction to Congress on behalf of Susan B. Anthony 42 years earlier! Ironically, in 1868, the 14th Amendment​ …

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Interview with Dharma COO

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Dharma's Giving Back, Industry News, Social Responsibility.

Interview with Dharma COO. Recent Cardrates.com interview with Dharma’s Nick Bencivenga: “As the move toward a cashless society accelerates, businesses are evolving to accept an array of payment methods. While the field is competitive, one payments processor is prioritizing the planet over profits. Dharma Merchant Services looks to not only streamline payments for businesses with its Interchange-plus pricing …

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