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A Letter-Writing Party to Protect Bears Ears

By Matty Van Biene   |   Oct 20, 2016 October 20, 2016

Editor’s note: Tommy Caldwell appeared in a video for social media, Matty Van Biene hosted a letter-writing party, Josh Ewing works for a nonprofit group—the ways to help Bears Ears are many but the time to act is now. The Bears Ears Coalition is seeking permanent protection for this magical region… Read More

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Iberá National Park

By Rose Marcario, CEO   |   Oct 3, 2016 October 3, 2016

I am writing to announce the donation of 375,000 acres to the Argentine government to create the new Iberá National Park in Argentina, and to ask you to join with me to celebrate Kris Tompkins and her team’s remarkable achievement. Their donation is contiguous to the 1,375,000-acre Iberá… Read More

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Yvon Chouinard: Save the Yellowstone Grizzly

By Patagonia   |   Sep 15, 2016 September 15, 2016

In the wake of the decision by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the grizzly, the three states around Yellowstone have announced their intentions to sponsor trophy hunting of the bear. Opponents say that the effects of climate change on food sources, in addition to their famously slow reproductive… Read More

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Why Voting is Not a Waste of Time

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Sep 12, 2016 September 12, 2016

In the United States, only 60 percent of eligible citizens bothered to vote in the last presidential election. Of those, many voted only for president and left the rest of the ballot blank. #VoteOurPlanet Register to vote, sign up for election reminders, become involved at your local level and share… Read More

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Great Lakes, Bad Lines

By Paul Hendricks   |   Aug 30, 2016 August 30, 2016

Update July 24, 2017: Every day, nearly 23 million gallons of oil are pumped through Line 5, a 64-year-old pipeline that runs through the heart of the Great Lakes. A spill here could put up to 700 miles of freshwater coastline at risk. At the end of June, the State… Read More

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Tools for Dismantling Pipelines

By Jeremy Cherson   |   Aug 23, 2016 August 23, 2016

A few months ago, I attended the book launch of Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists at Patagonia SoHo in New York City. The book launch fired me up and primed me to dig into the tools of the book to find out how they could help… Read More

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Speaking Loudly for a Quiet Place

By Emily Meg Weinstein   |   Jul 15, 2016 July 15, 2016

After a long day of travel through pristine lakes and dense forest, we make our main camp on Long Island Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I grew up in a different Long Island, the one outside New York City, a densely populated suburb where at night I… Read More

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