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Month: April 2009

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Tin Shed Nominated for the 2009 People’s Voice Webby Award

Tin Shed Nominated for the 2009 People’s Voice Webby Award

Apr 14, 2009 April 14, 2009

Often dubbed "the Oscars of the Internet," the Webby Awards just announced their nominees for the 2009 People's Voice awards and Patagonia's Tin Shed has been given the nod in two categories: "Best Visual Design Aesthetic" and "Corporate Communications." Considering all the fantastic… 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

Owen and Ruby explore the boulders. Hueco Tanks, Texas. Photo: Lynn Hill

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

By Lynn Hill   |   Apr 10, 2009 April 10, 2009

During spring break last week, my son, Owen, and I joined up with five different families and friends in Hueco Tanks, Texas to enjoy a week of bouldering, camping and a refreshing dose of community-style living. I am a big believer in the saying, “It takes a village to… Read More

Ocean Activism Updates from Save The Waves Coalition

Ocean Activism Updates from Save The Waves Coalition

Apr 7, 2009 April 7, 2009

Our good friend Josh Berry, Environmental Director for Save The Waves Coalition, sent word today from Chile for The Cleanest Line masses. Aloha Kasey! Two news items you might consider publishing on The Cleanest Line: Keeping Coast, a new short film by Save The Waves, that… Read More

Battling Weeds, Nurturing Bats

Battling Weeds, Nurturing Bats

By Sarah Sweeny   |   Apr 3, 2009 April 3, 2009

Today’s post is from Sarah Sweeny, a project coordinator in the creative services department at Patagonia headquarters in Ventura. In January and February, Sarah volunteered for two months with the nonprofit environmental organization, Moreton Bay Coastcare in Brisbane, Australia. What follows is an account of her internship, sponsored by the… Read More

The Dirtbag Diaries: Beginner’s Mind

The Dirtbag Diaries: Beginner’s Mind

Apr 1, 2009 April 1, 2009

Today's Dirtbag Diaries short doesn't contain any April Fool's jokes. What it does contain is a willingness by contributor Becca Cahall to risk looking like a fool in order to help a group of under-served urban youth learn how to snowboard. “As beginners, the foreign language of… Read More

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