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What issues do we support?

Although Patagonia groups organizations into seventeen specific categories internally, we use five broad categories when speaking to customers because they are the most popular search terms for environmental issues. By grouping organizations into these categories we can connect our customer audience with groups they are interested in supporting. Here is how we define these broad categories:  


Sustainable agriculture and food systems, mineral extraction, terrestrial ecosystems and land use, healthy forests, pollution, toxic and hazardous wastes.


Freshwater and inland ecosystems, coastal and marine ecosystems, pollution, toxic and hazardous wastes.


Energy extraction, climate and atmosphere, renewable energy, transportation.


Indigenous populations/communities, civil democracy, environmental justice, sustainable communities.


Biodiversity and species preservation.