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The River Speaks… and So Can You

The River Speaks… and So Can You

By Chris Kassar   |   Dec 9, 2011 December 9, 2011

By Chris Kassar Every time I kneel down next to a river – even if just for a moment – I swear I can hear it speak to me. I know this probably sounds crazy, but I also know I’m not the only one who hears wise murmurs rising… Read More

Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

By Jon Waterman   |   Sep 6, 2011 September 6, 2011

"But along the way I learned how the problem could be fixed and that the delta is far from dead both in terms of people who care about it and the remarkable habitat that still remains." –Jonathan Waterman When our fall catalog lands in your mailbox, you’ll… Read More

A packed house turns out to hear how they can help clean up Chicago-area waterways. Photo: Andrew Mills.

Chicagoans Gain Ground in the Fight for Clean Water

By Derek Schnake   |   Jun 21, 2011 June 21, 2011

Kind thanks to Patagonia Chicago’s Kelley Freridge-Olson and Derek Schnake for today’s update on recent events at Patagonia Chicago store. People often laughed at the thought of cleaning up the Chicago River and other area waters. Thanks to the efforts of some committed citizens that skepticism is fading. – Ed… Read More

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

By Mark Shimahara   |   May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011

One of the unique perks of working for Patagonia is the chance to leave, to participate in an environmental internship on work time. I chose to go to Guatemala to see how coffee is grown before it is exported for roasting.  I divided my time with two organizations… Read More

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

By Enviro editor   |   Jun 1, 2010 June 1, 2010

Our earlier post about the need to protect wild salmon in the federal salmon plan – signed May 20th – focused on urging the Obama administration to stand up for salmon and the Endangered Species Act. In an unfortunate decision, Obama took his cue from an… Read More

Paddle Georgia Celebrates the South’s Rivers

Paddle Georgia Celebrates the South’s Rivers

Mar 16, 2010 March 16, 2010

Georgia River Network is a long-time recipient of Patagonia's Environmental Grant support that has been working for years to ensure the health of their watersheds. Over the years, they've increased the number of people involved in the protection and management of Georgia's waters by improving awareness of the… Read More

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Feb 23, 2010 February 23, 2010

We discussed the elimination of Nevada’s state-supported Organics Program just over one year ago. At the time, the state was facing severe budget shortfalls and the budgetary scythe cut a wide swath. The situation has gotten worse, and despite a successful defense in early 2009, the program… Read More

Growing Organic Fibers

Growing Organic Fibers

Nov 23, 2009 November 23, 2009

As a founding member of Organic Exchange (OE), a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the production and use of organically grown fibers, Patagonia recently attended their annual conference and board meeting in Seattle. At the meeting, OE members – which include companies like Nike, GAP, Nordstrom,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Oct 28, 2009 October 28, 2009

After attending the Tools for Grassroots Activists conference earlier this month, I'm particularly fired up to hear today's Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces "The New Conservationists." Our sports, our passions provide a special opportunity to visit thenatural world's wildest places. This tradition began with… Read More

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