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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

The Tin Shed Gets Tuned Up for Spring

The Tin Shed Gets Tuned Up for Spring

Mar 31, 2010 March 31, 2010

We’re sliding open the doors to the Shed and sweeping it clean this spring. Tune into the season with a fresh batch of stories from our friends and ambassadors out in the wild – in videos, audio and written word. And don’t worry, just like our favorite… 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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