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Solutions Series, Part 7: Vote!

Solutions Series, Part 7: Vote!

By Annie Leonard   |   Oct 17, 2014 October 17, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, U.S. citizens will vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future… Read More

Solutions Series, Part 6: Resist giving in to disillusionment

Solutions Series, Part 6: Resist giving in to disillusionment

By Annie Leonard   |   Oct 13, 2014 October 13, 2014

The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching in the United States. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future and the planet. Voting… Read More

Solutions Series, Part 5: Taking Action

Solutions Series, Part 5: Taking Action

By Annie Leonard   |   Jul 17, 2014 July 17, 2014

In my last essay, I talked about an updated vision of environmental changemaking, one that recognizes that many businesses are potential allies in the transformation to a responsible sustainable economy. Not all businesses, mind you, but a good number really do want clean energy, safe products, and decently… Read More

Solutions Series, Part 4: Solutions in Business

Solutions Series, Part 4: Solutions in Business

By Annie Leonard   |   May 7, 2014 May 7, 2014

“There is no business to be done on a dead planet.”–David Brower Back in in the day, an activist colleague of mine liked to wisecrack that whenever corporations talked about environmental solutions everyone could live with, what they meant were “solutions” only a politically acceptable number of people would die… Read More

Solutions Series, Part 3: Dive In

Solutions Series, Part 3: Dive In

By Annie Leonard   |   Jan 15, 2014 January 15, 2014

A few months ago, we started a conversation about solutions with the Patagonia community.  We identified three areas where solutions are needed most:  our communities, our businesses, and our governments. Last time we talked about solutions in our communities – the closest place to home. This time, we’ll… Read More

Solutions Series, Part 2: Solutions in Our Communities

Solutions Series, Part 2: Solutions in Our Communities

By Annie Leonard   |   Sep 16, 2013 September 16, 2013

In 1968, high jumper Dick Fosbury set an Olympics record by rejecting the standard “straddling” technique – one leg, then the other – in favor of flinging his whole body up and over the bar, head first and backwards. At first track and field officials tried… Read More

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