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Patagonia Enviromentalism: Common Waters, Common Goals
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Environmentalism: Common Waters, Common Goals

Since 2010, we have been members of the Save the Colorado River campaign. We’re proud to join founders New Belgium Brewing and eight other companies and foundations in raising funding and awareness for the severely threatened Colorado River. This year, the campaign donated $170,000 to 15 organizations working to save the river. Visit to learn more about the grants opportunities.

The map below, created by Save the Colorado River campaign partner National Geographic, documents the over-allocation of water throughout the watershed – from the headwaters in Wyoming, to the bone-dry delta at the Sea of Cortez. It’s a complex story, with a simple ending: the mighty Colorado River is so tapped, it no longer reaches the sea.

The Colorado River

The Colorado River

To learn more about how small businesses up and down the river are working to keep the river flowing strong, read a letter to Secretary of the Interior Salazar, from Protect the Flows.

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It's Time to Save the Colorado River

It's Time to Save the Colorado River


Kim Jordan, President and CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company, and Casey Sheahan, CEO of Patagonia, speak out on behalf of a river that desperately needs help.
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Water Stress

Tapped out? Learn more about water stress on the Colorado River.

M's Free The Rivers T-Shirt

Five dollars from the full price sale of each "Free The Rivers" 100% organic cotton T-shirt sold now will go to International Rivers as part of Patagonia’s Our Common Waters campaign.

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