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Month: May 2008

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Bike Commuting in Connecticut

Bike Commuting in Connecticut

May 15, 2008 May 15, 2008

Earlier in the week we mentioned that the Westport store was leading the 2nd Annual Patagonia Retail Bike to Work Challenge. Nate Paulson, manager of Patagonia Westport, sent along this update: Patagonia Westport is attacking Bike to Work Week like the last hill on a mountain leg… Read More

Probably Not Riding His Bike This Week

Probably Not Riding His Bike This Week

May 14, 2008 May 14, 2008

Bike to Work Week seems like the perfect time to have another look at how some people feel about the spirit of Bike to Work Week. This video was posted here earlier, under "Keeping Alternative Transportation on the Radar." This was back in the good-ol’ days when oil… Read More

Bicycles Pedaling Into the Spotlight

Bicycles Pedaling Into the Spotlight

May 14, 2008 May 14, 2008

Rick Ridgeway tipped us to the following article from the Earth Policy Institute. It’s part of their Eco-Economy Indicators research — twelve trends that the Institute tracks to measure progress towards building an eco-economy. Bicycles Pedaling Into the Spotlight J. Matthew Roney The world produced… Read More

2nd-Annual Patagonia Retail Cycling Challenge Begins!

2nd-Annual Patagonia Retail Cycling Challenge Begins!

May 12, 2008 May 12, 2008

Patagonia employees can be a competitive lot, particularly when it comes to scoring bragging rights. Throw some nifty schwag into the mix and you’ve got the makin’s of a serious throw-down. This update comes courtesy of Nick March, in Patagonia’s Dealer Services department. Nick’s a dedicated bike commuter and Chief… Read More

Happy Belated Mother’s Day

Happy Belated Mother’s Day

May 12, 2008 May 12, 2008

Even though this comes a little late, I really want to wish all the moms out there a happy mother’s day. Thank you for all that you do, and all that you give up, in order to help your children prepare for life on their own. Hope you had a… Read More

Slaying Giants with Grassroots

Slaying Giants with Grassroots

May 9, 2008 May 9, 2008

This post was submitted by Patagonia grantee Monty Bassett from the Sage Foundation. January 17th, 2005, in a remote village in the middle of a vast British Columbia wilderness, Roy Quock, an 84-year-old elder of the Tahltan tribe, discovered that his band chief had been… Read More

Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

Your Feedback at Work – Critical Mass

May 7, 2008 May 7, 2008

Product Feedback. Boy do we get a lot of it . . . From fit to function to fashion, from price to purpose to product names, customer feedback is one thing we’ve grown to rely on. We believe our customers are more passionate and outspoken than the norm. And… Read More

Green Neoprene? [Updated]

Green Neoprene? [Updated]

May 5, 2008 May 5, 2008

Recently there has been a lot of talk in the surf world about “green” wetsuits (1, 2, 3, 4). Most of the claims revolve around the use of neoprene made from limestone rather than petroleum. I asked Todd Copeland, who works on… Read More

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