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Why Should Employers Care About Families?

By Rose Marcario   |   Aug 17, 2016 August 17, 2016

The poet Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, you do better.” But despite everything we know about the tangible and intangible benefits of taking care of our working families, collectively, we American business leaders provide paid family leave to just 11 percent of U.S. workers. Up to 35 percent of working… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

By Fitz Cahall   |   Aug 12, 2016 August 12, 2016

“Over two weeks I went from pretty ‘fine’—I have to say ‘fine’ with air quotes and an eye roll, because it’s that kind of fine—so, I went from ‘fine’ to ‘I’m out!’ I just needed a life restart,” says Katie Crafts. For her thirtieth birthday, Katie gave herself… Read More

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The Cleanest Line

By Chris Malloy   |   Jun 27, 2016 June 27, 2016

We are now third and fourth generation surfers. We have the confidence to leave the stereotypes behind. We have become a tribe that has the ability to be the scroungiest dirtbags one day and then return to the urban environment as activists for change the next. Two time periods epitomize… Read More

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Bike to Work Week 2016: Remembrance of Rides Past

By Gavin Back   |   May 16, 2016 May 16, 2016

With another National Bike to Work Week upon us, we have once again worked on events to celebrate pedal-powered commuting at the Patagonia D.C. in Reno, Nevada. Every year we reward dedicated bikers and try to inspire more people to begin burning calories instead of fossil fuels. This year we… Read More

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We Can Be Both: Mothers at Work

By Patagonia   |   Apr 8, 2016 April 8, 2016

Every day in America, women return to work after the birth of a child to find an unsupportive environment lacking on-site child care, lactation programs and paid medical leave. No wonder there is an alarming lack of women in positions of leadership, board rooms and public office. Women will never… Read More

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“Real Life” Science

By Dylan Tomine   |   Apr 8, 2016 April 8, 2016

Both of my kids love their science classes in school, and Skyla often mentions wanting to be a marine biologist when she grows up. So when the field biologists from the Wild Fish Conservancy invited us to participate in some beach-seine sampling, as part of their project to assess juvenile… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: A Slosh in the Bucket

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: A Slosh in the Bucket

By Fitz Cahall   |   Mar 21, 2016 March 21, 2016

Artwork: Walker Cahall Eric Johnson lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and three young daughters. He works as a high school English teacher. He’s responsible—well, most of the time. Half way into his thirties, Eric emptied his retirement account to buy a raft, despite the fact that he… Read More

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Witness

By Diane French   |   Mar 18, 2016 March 18, 2016

Fifteen minutes before my wedding, I’m standing in front of my sister in my dress. “Can you see it?” She scans me, tilting her head to each side. “No. Can’t see it. But here, take this anyway.” Two hours from now, when the hailstorm rolls in and turns my lips purple… Read More

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