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Running a Country on Something Other Than Oil

Running a Country on Something Other Than Oil

Apr 17, 2009 April 17, 2009

Patagonia employee Sherry Chow joined Global Exchange last year for an eye-opening trip to Ecuador. Her trip report follows and begs this question: if the president of a struggling South American country has the courage to seek out alternatives to the lucrative promises of the oil industry,… Read More

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – Industry reps fear organic garden

By Patagonia   |   Apr 13, 2009 April 13, 2009

The industry in question is the agroindustrial genetically manipulated monocrop chemicalification conglomerate. It’s a mouthful, which is why folks in this business like to refer to themselves as representatives of “conventional agriculture,” companies like Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Crop Protection. Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that… Read More

Get On The (omni)Bus!

Get On The (omni)Bus!

Jan 13, 2009 January 13, 2009

 Lovers of wilderness take note: some long-fought land legislation has just been kicked into high gear. Senate Bill 22, aka. the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act, has been taking shape over the past few years. While stymied repeatedly by vigorous filibuster, a recent re-shuffling of the Congressional deck… Read More

Photo: Jeff Foott

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

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