The Cleanest Line

Month: December 2012

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Dec 21, 2012 December 21, 2012

by Fitz & Becca Cahall Alastair Humphreys has biked around the world, crossed glacial highlands and desert lands. But in 2011, he stayed in Britain, focusing on trips close to home. The idea of backyard adventure wasn't new, but he put it in terms everyone could understand. Read More

Wooly in Patagonia

Wooly in Patagonia

By Jim Little   |   Dec 19, 2012 December 19, 2012

We have some great benefits at Patagonia. But none is better than the opportunity to volunteer with environmental groups through our internship program. During my 15 years working as an editor here at our headquarters in Ventura, I’ve gotten to follow wild buffalo in West… Read More

Broken Rivers: By the Numbers

Broken Rivers: By the Numbers

By Enviro editor   |   Dec 14, 2012 December 14, 2012

As Patagonia moves out of its Broken Rivers phase of the Our Common Waters environmental campaign, we wanted to take a look back at what was achieved in the last couple of years as it relates to broken rivers/dam removal. We often don’t… Read More

[Photo: Stéphane M. Grueso]

Black Tide

By Tony Butt   |   Dec 4, 2012 December 4, 2012

We are constantly reminded that our oil-based consumer society, with our excessive use of plastics, obsession with air travel and inefficient ways of heating and lighting our homes, will eventually lead to environmental suicide in the form of global warming and resource depletion. But… Read More

[Yvon Chouinard holds forth at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Photo: Anthony Clark.]

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

By Charissa Rujanavech   |   Dec 3, 2012 December 3, 2012

Yvon Chouinard first came onto my radar in 1999. I was a young lass from the Midwest, transplanted for the summer in southern Utah and awestruck by the dramatic landscapes of the West. Having never traveled beyond the forests of Missouri, I was eager to explore these… Read More