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Man Gives U.S. Wild Utah for Christmas

By localcrew   |   Jan 5, 2009 January 5, 2009

Idealists are frequently told that “hope” is not a strategy. Perhaps not, but it breeds inspiration, and inspiration is nothing if not the mother of the marvelous. And hope and inspiration together . . . Why, don’t they create the foundation upon which all great strategies are formed? On… Read More

Time Running Out to Save Utah Treasures

Time Running Out to Save Utah Treasures

By localcrew   |   Dec 15, 2008 December 15, 2008

December 19th is quickly approaching, and with it, the fate of vast tracts of Utah’s stunning red-rock wilderness. This is the scheduled date for an upcoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands auction, in which approximately 270,000+ acres will be sold to the highest bidder for oil and/or… Read More

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

Why Can’t It Just Be ‘Milk’?

By localcrew   |   Jul 24, 2008 July 24, 2008

Wholesome. It’s one of the first words that comes to mind when someone says “milk.” What about milk isn’t wholesome? It is a basic product of mammalian life that–when delivered from mother to offspring–is unassailably pure. It is so fundamental and unadulterated that its nature and constitution are seldom… Read More

Head to a Patagonia Store and Voice Your Choice

Head to a Patagonia Store and Voice Your Choice

Jul 3, 2008 July 3, 2008

The last two Patagonia store grand openings — Palo Alto and Boulder — featured Voice Your Choice campaigns to help local non-profits continue the important work of restoringand protecting the local environment, and to raise public awarenessabout the various environmental projects taking place in… Read More

Breakin’ the Law – Practicing Illegal Recycling

Breakin’ the Law – Practicing Illegal Recycling

Apr 30, 2008 April 30, 2008

It's with a heavy heart that we discovered something about ourselves this morning. The realization was a simple one: we're a bunch of lawbreaking crooks. Activist supporters? Sure. Guilty as charged. But criminals? We have no doubt supported a number of activists whose direct-action approach has landed them in… Read More

Wolverines!!

Wolverines!!

Mar 13, 2008 March 13, 2008

More exciting than Red Dawn, and cooler than camping with Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, and Patrick Swayze, our friends at the University of California's Sagehen Research Field Station have just reported some pretty outstanding news. Imagine you're protecting a piece of land. Imagine people… Read More

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

TreeHugger Interview with Y.C.

Feb 25, 2008 February 25, 2008

The all-things green blog TreeHugger recently conducted a two-part phone interview with Patagonia owner/founder Yvon Chouinard. Topics include growing the company, Patgonia 100 years from now, transparency and the Footprint Chronicles, the myth of sustainability, our "Pata-gucci" reputation, politics, and quality vs. quantity. As usual, Y.C. doesn’t pull… Read More

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