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I strike for climate action The climate crisis is a human issue.

As an outdoor clothing company, Patagonia has long fought to protect wild places, wild rivers and wild animals. But we do not exist apart from wild nature.

Our way of living, governing and doing business is overheating the planet and laying waste to the fresh water, clean air and fertile topsoil that everyone needs to survive. One million species could die off by the end of this century. Unless we make some big changes, we might be toast, too.

Facing extinction can be overwhelming. We struggle to make the necessary changes. But, as our founder Yvon Chouinard says, the cure for depression is action.

Today’s generation of climate activists prove it: They’re demanding bold, urgent action and energizing a movement. We stand with them.

We must acknowledge who is most at risk. Many who have done the least to contribute to the climate crisis will suffer its effects most. We stand with them, too.

All of us alive today share a common challenge—this alone can give us hope. It’s not too late. Everyone can do something. Everyone will benefit.

The activists below found their own way to fight for our future. Their stories tell what it’s like to grow up in a time of climate crisis.

“School won’t matter in the future if we’re too busy running from extreme weather events.” Alexandria Villaseñor 14 years old, Earth Uprising
Strike for Climate Action Youth activists are striking for the future of our planet.
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Why They Strike “School won’t matter in the future if we’re too busy running from extreme weather events,” says 14-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor. Read the Story
Are You Arrestable? “You might think the word 'joy' doesn’t belong in a movement that’s riddled with fear and anxiety around our home planet quickly becoming uninhabitable—but joy is there and love is there.” Read the Story
The Injustice of Climate Change “Climate isn’t an issue, it’s a lens, a way to understand the economy, politics, foreign affairs. If growth was how we understood the 20th century, survival is how we’ll bottom line the 21st.” Read the Story
What We’re Doing The steps Patagonia is taking through our business and our advocacy work to address the climate crisis. Read the Story