Our Voice: Activism, Engagement & Best Practices - Patagonia
We sent an international delegation of employees to COP 21, where we vocally supported the Paris Climate Agreement and, after the current administration’s decision to exit the agreement, signed on immediately to the We Are Still In campaign. We’ve lobbied our state and federal governments on issues ranging from keeping offshore drilling off our California coast, to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas exploration, to opposing fossil fuel pipeline projects like Keystone XL, Line 3 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. We’ve marched in every major climate march on U.S. soil and across the globe to fight for more robust climate policies.
Globally, our employees are engaged in local climate fights: opposing the current push by the Japanese government to bring over 30 new coal-fired power plants on line, stopping deep-water oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight, and resisting the continued development of hydropower on pristine European rivers under the false pretense of renewable electricity.
In the U.S., we are currently suing the U.S. government to protect our public lands and keep fossil fuel-based activities out of these national treasures. We also vocally support policies, regulations, administrative appointees and candidates running for office that are committed to the planet and climate action.
Since we launched, Patagonia Action Works has supported more than 170,000 activities and helped arrange for 9,000 skilled volunteer hours on behalf of our grantees, resulting in more petitions signed, more donations received, more packed events and more action.