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The Big Open

The Big Open

May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007

If you live in the Reno area or happen to be there on May 17, please join Rick Ridgeway for this special event at the Patagonia Service Center. Those not in the area can read about Rick’s journey in his book The Big Open: On Foot Across… Read More

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Apr 26, 2007 April 26, 2007

There are few pristine places left in the ocean, and our understanding of what is natural has shifted dramatically over time. But in the Line Islands there is an atoll where the corals are healthy and sharks are king. Last month, in support of our Oceans as Wilderness… Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Read More

California No Drive Day This Sunday

California No Drive Day This Sunday

Apr 23, 2007 April 23, 2007

Nora Gallagher, our Environmental Editor, just sent word about a simple day of action we can all participate in this Sunday, not just Californians. The embedded video will also appear on Current TV. A few months ago, I was talking to my friend Judy in… Read More

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Apr 20, 2007 April 20, 2007

Need a soundtrack for your Earth Day celebrations?  Thought so. Grassroots radio maestro extraordinaire Don Darue has been "servin’ ’em up covered and smothered" for purt-near 20 years on the homegrown radio show The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. One of Dondo’s specialties is the Annual… Read More

“…they’re old and we’re young”

“…they’re old and we’re young”

Apr 17, 2007 April 17, 2007

C’est vrai, Pierre! PCR – 1993 100% Organic Cotton – 1996 yada, yada, yada Seriously though, check out this great interview with the CEO of Etnies.  Many of you may remember Etnies as being the first company to offer a sneaker contract,… Read More

Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Apr 16, 2007 April 16, 2007

Ever since Bend to Baja took the Interwebs by storm in late 2005, we’ve received a pretty steady flow of inquiries from friends and customers about how they can convert their own diesel rigs to run on straight vegetable oil. A recent article from the Santa Barbara Independent serves… Read More

Step It Up This Saturday

Step It Up This Saturday

Apr 11, 2007 April 11, 2007

Thanks to the organizers at Step It Up 2007, this Saturday, April 14, is shaping up to be a huge day of action for climate change. The message is simple: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050." Please join us for one of the… Read More

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Action Alert: Help Save Yellowstone Grizzlies

Apr 4, 2007 April 4, 2007

Following up on his recent talk at Patagonia HQ, Doug Peacock just sent us the following letter on behalf of Yellowstone Grizzlies. Make sure and click the "Continue reading" link for details on how you can help. Your support is greatly encouraged and appreciated. Dear… Read More

The Flip Side of Ethanol

The Flip Side of Ethanol

Apr 3, 2007 April 3, 2007

Check out this recent article in the LA Times – Ethanol Market, USDA Policies Shrink Conservation Reserve by Tim Reiterman – about how the government’s plan to boost corn production to meet rising ethanol demands could adversely affect our conservation areas.It’s a great article because it shows how switching to… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Chouinard Receives AAC Brower Award

By localcrew   |   Apr 2, 2007 April 2, 2007

Bend, Oregon – The American Alpine Club presented its prestigious David R. Brower Award for conservation to Yvon Chouinard this Saturday, March 31.  A quote from the American Alpine Club’s announcement: The Brower Award, created in 1991, recognizes leadership and commitmentto preserving mountain regions worldwide. The awardee, whose activepersonal role… Read More

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