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Long Ride In

Long Ride In

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

What to do when you want to participate in Bike to Work Week but your commute’s a beefy one? Follow Team Bacon Strip.  If the ride’s a long one, these guys aren’t afraid to start the night before. If you’re in the Reno area and want to… Read More

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

Ventura Ain’t Bringing It

May 16, 2007 May 16, 2007

There was a somewhat quiet challenge issued deep in the comments of the "Support Human Power" post about who could saddle up more of their crew for Bike to Work Week: our Ventura HQ or the Reno Distribution Center.  Not that it’s a contest or anything . . . BUT,… Read More

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

Support Human Power – Bike to Work This Week

May 14, 2007 May 14, 2007

While many Patagonia employees go to great lengths to bike, bus or carpool to work daily (kudos to you all), some of us, myself included, drive our cars to work, alone, on a regular basis. We all have our reasons for driving, some justified and some not so much. But… Read More

The Big Open

The Big Open

May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007

If you live in the Reno area or happen to be there on May 17, please join Rick Ridgeway for this special event at the Patagonia Service Center. Those not in the area can read about Rick’s journey in his book The Big Open: On Foot Across… Read More

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Journey to a Prehistoric Reef

Apr 26, 2007 April 26, 2007

There are few pristine places left in the ocean, and our understanding of what is natural has shifted dramatically over time. But in the Line Islands there is an atoll where the corals are healthy and sharks are king. Last month, in support of our Oceans as Wilderness… Read More

Where Our Wool Comes From

Where Our Wool Comes From

Apr 24, 2007 April 24, 2007

The following report is brought to us by Ken Larussa, from our Reno Distribution Center, home of Patagonia’s Customer Service.  If you’re a long-time customer, chances are good you’ve spoken to Ken at least once.  After hearing about Ken’s trip and seeing his pictures, we’re lucky he came back. Read More

California No Drive Day This Sunday

California No Drive Day This Sunday

Apr 23, 2007 April 23, 2007

Nora Gallagher, our Environmental Editor, just sent word about a simple day of action we can all participate in this Sunday, not just Californians. The embedded video will also appear on Current TV. A few months ago, I was talking to my friend Judy in… Read More

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Get Some Ed in Yer Head

Apr 20, 2007 April 20, 2007

Need a soundtrack for your Earth Day celebrations?  Thought so. Grassroots radio maestro extraordinaire Don Darue has been "servin’ ’em up covered and smothered" for purt-near 20 years on the homegrown radio show The Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot. One of Dondo’s specialties is the Annual… Read More

“…they’re old and we’re young”

“…they’re old and we’re young”

Apr 17, 2007 April 17, 2007

C’est vrai, Pierre! PCR – 1993 100% Organic Cotton – 1996 yada, yada, yada Seriously though, check out this great interview with the CEO of Etnies.  Many of you may remember Etnies as being the first company to offer a sneaker contract,… Read More

Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Introduction to Greasel Conversion

Apr 16, 2007 April 16, 2007

Ever since Bend to Baja took the Interwebs by storm in late 2005, we’ve received a pretty steady flow of inquiries from friends and customers about how they can convert their own diesel rigs to run on straight vegetable oil. A recent article from the Santa Barbara Independent serves… Read More

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