The Cleanest Line

Month: November 2011

Annie Leonard (left) speaking at Patagonia's 2011 Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference. Photo: Tim Davis. Rick Ridgeway (right) speaking at the 2009 United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: Kodiak Greenwood

Stuffing Ourselves on Black Friday

By Annie Leonard & Rick Ridgeway   |   Nov 28, 2011 November 28, 2011

The following Op-Ed first appeared in the Friday, November 25, 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Today is Black Friday, when holiday shopping hoards descend on malls across the country, and retailers hope to turn a profit as their accounting books transition from red ink to black. Read More

Tommy recovering after a fall on one of the many crux pitches. Photo: Rebecca Caldwell

Recap on El Cap – Another Butt-Kicking

By Tommy Caldwell   |   Nov 23, 2011 November 23, 2011

Today, Tommy Caldwell writes about the conclusion of another season of trying to free-climb the Dawn Wall. And coming up empty – though that’s really not the right word. We’ve covered his efforts in multiple posts (click here, here, or here),… Read More

The crowd gathers at opening night of the Tin Shed on Broadway. All photos: Anthony Garcia

Opening Night at the Tin Shed on Broadway

By Jeff DiNunzio   |   Nov 22, 2011 November 22, 2011

The crowd arrived Friday to join us in welcoming Jon Swift. He had been touring steadily, and this was his last performance before a much needed break. He had flown east to help celebrate the opening of Patagonia’s Tin Shed on… Read More



By Patrick “Patch” Wilson   |   Nov 21, 2011 November 21, 2011

by Patrick “Patch” Wilson Eyeing up a promising looking swell chart and coming to the end of a massive restoration project at work, I jumped at the opportunity to hitch a lift in my friend Lowey’s van and get back out to Eire for some waves again. The swell… Read More

Mother’s Milk – A Runner’s Story

Mother’s Milk – A Runner’s Story

By Kevin Alldredge   |   Nov 16, 2011 November 16, 2011

I arrived in Knoxville early afternoon on Wednesday to spend some time with my mother before the Rock Creek Stump Jump 50K in Chattanooga on Saturday (Oct. 1st). I picked up the rental car and drove to Manorhouse, her assisted living home. Mom has severe dementia and is… Read More

Artwork by Kim Diggs for the FCD Japan Relief T-shirt.

Japan Rising

By Mark Shimahara   |   Nov 15, 2011 November 15, 2011

March 11, 2011. A most memorable birthday as a murderous tsunami took thousands of lives, left hundreds of thousands homeless, and demolished villages in Japan. Halfway around the world, as I mourned the loss, I contacted relatives in Tokyo, volunteered for a… Read More

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