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The True Meaning of Radical

The True Meaning of Radical

Oct 22, 2007 October 22, 2007

Epic. That’s all I need to say about this episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. Fitz Cahall will tell you the rest: Forests, rivers, oceans and mountains – to some of us they’re like old friends, but how far would you go to save them? In this… Read More

Photo: Colin McCarthy

We Have Work to Do

By Colin McCarthy   |   Dec 27, 2016 December 27, 2016

It’s cold. The snow hasn’t come yet but it’s really, really cold. I’m in my long johns, getting ready for bed, brushing my teeth (and shivering) in the front seat of the borrowed van we drove from California. Saxon and I are talking through the action we attended earlier today,… Read More

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

By Scott Dickerson   |   Sep 12, 2008 September 12, 2008

Professional photographer and Cleanest Line reader, Scott Dickerson, contacted us recently about a unique aerial shoot he did with the US Coast Guard, University of Alaska, US Geological Survey and the World Wildlife Fund. It involved documenting a report of nine polar bears seen swimming amongst melting… Read More

Buy Less and Vote

Buy Less and Vote

Aug 1, 2007 August 1, 2007

In the same way we can’t drill our way to oil independence nor can we buy our way to a sustainable future. So was the gist of recent New York Times article on Sunday July 1st. Appropriately placed in the Sunday Styles section of the Times, the article… Read More

Bike To Work Week Wrap Up

Bike To Work Week Wrap Up

May 18, 2009 May 18, 2009

Last week's Bike-to-Work celebrations kept our dedicated team of coordinators hopping – volunteers made sure events were supplied and staffed, area business folks presented informational clinics on everything from bike tuning to trip planning and route-finding, and supporting businesses offered prizes designed to spread the word and keep the… Read More

Petzl Roctrip

Petzl Roctrip

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 18, 2007 October 18, 2007

The Petzl RocTrip event in the Red River Gorge this past weekend was certainly “eventful”. This year Petzl joined forces with the RRGCC (Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition) annual fundraiser called, Roctober Fest to help raise money… Read More

9 for 9 – Nine Green Resolutions for 2009

9 for 9 – Nine Green Resolutions for 2009

Jan 7, 2009 January 7, 2009

Patagonia employees are encouraged to reduce their environmental impact with tips from a group of co-workers who call themselves the Green Team. For 2009, the Team shared a list of nine green resolutions anyone can keep. They’re good reminders and very easy to share with friends and relatives who might… Read More

Hierarchy of Environmentalism

Hierarchy of Environmentalism

Feb 25, 2007 February 25, 2007

I was driving along the P.C.H. looking for an empty peak when I happened upon a surfer catching a lumpy right. I pulled over to see if there was anything consistent rolling through when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it. A man stepped out of the van parked in front of me, looked around, and tossed his kitchen sized bag of garbage into the rocks. As I processed what I had just witnessed, his compatriot climbed out of the driver's seat. Dirty rag in hand, the man started walking towards the rocks, while making a series of "any witnesses around" glances over his shoulder. Read More

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