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Growing Solutions

Growing Solutions

Sep 5, 2007 September 5, 2007

Back in June, Charlotte, Annette and Alyssa from the Creative Services department volunteered on Patagonia time for Growing Solutions, a great non-profit doing native plant work on the Channel Islands just off the coast of Ventura. Charlotte sent us this story about their day away from the office. Read More

Chasing Glaciers Update

Chasing Glaciers Update

Sep 4, 2007 September 4, 2007

A lot has happened since we first told you about the Chasing Glaciers project featuring Patagonia ambassadors Alison Gannett and Zoe Hart. Zoe injured her ankle pretty early in the trip but she healed well enough for the team to successfully make the first female ski descent of… Read More

Food Closer to Home

Food Closer to Home

Aug 24, 2007 August 24, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, we had nice conversation about organic garlic, grown in China and purchased here in the USA. Although the garlic was indeed flavorful, the distance it traveled to reach my plate left a bad taste in my mouth. Fortunately, the wild blackberries around Reno are… Read More

Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Aug 17, 2007 August 17, 2007

This just in from some of the folks in our Reno Distribution Center. These people like to ride, which is why they pitch in every year to make sure one of their favorite trails stays in good shape. On Tuesday August 8/7, eight Patagonia employees from Reno worked on… Read More

From Oceans to the Arctic Refuge

From Oceans to the Arctic Refuge

Aug 15, 2007 August 15, 2007

The time has come for Patagonia to shift its environmental activism focus from Oceans as Wilderness to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The goal of our new campaign is to help secure permanent protection for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge through designation as Wilderness. To… Read More

Unsustainably Organic

Unsustainably Organic

Aug 9, 2007 August 9, 2007

I made a big mistake. It involves garlic. Buying organic is good, right? I tend to think so, especially when my guilt-free organic garlic is now only $0.25 more expensive than its non-certified shelf-mates over at the local eco-chic shop n’ strut. I’m a sucker for getting my values… Read More

Enviro Internship: Lending a Hand to Sea Turtles

Enviro Internship: Lending a Hand to Sea Turtles

Aug 2, 2007 August 2, 2007

Adrienne, one of my co-workers on the Web team, just sent this wonderful report from Japan where she’s halfway through a two-month long environmental internship with Umigame-kan Organization (translated) on Yakushima Island. On July 26, 2007 I saw my first baby… Read More

Buy Less and Vote

Buy Less and Vote

Aug 1, 2007 August 1, 2007

In the same way we can’t drill our way to oil independence nor can we buy our way to a sustainable future. So was the gist of recent New York Times article on Sunday July 1st. Appropriately placed in the Sunday Styles section of the Times, the article… Read More

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

Big Wall Trash a Big Problem in Yosemite

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 30, 2007 July 30, 2007

After speaking with my friends, Mike Lechlinski and Mari Gingery about their experiences in Yosemite and climbing on El Capitan this summer, I learned that many climbers are not doing their part in keeping the big walls clean. Apparently many people “accidentally” or even intentionally drop their garbage and poop… Read More

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

Precarious Predicament for Pollinators?

By Lynn Hill   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

by Lynn Hill I've been reading and hearing a lot of talk recently about the ominous phenomenon of bees dying all over the world. Most of what I've read on the subject points to pesticides as a possible reason why the bees are dying. Apparently, many farmers are spraying… Read More

“Extinction Stops Here” Road Show Visits Ventura

“Extinction Stops Here” Road Show Visits Ventura

Jul 24, 2007 July 24, 2007

Brett Millar from Great Pacific Iron Works, sends us this report about some honored guests who visited recently: Great Pacific Iron Works, the original headquarters for the retail division of Patagonia in Ventura, California had an extremely unusual visitor this past week. Save Our Wild… Read More

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