Gavin Back

Gavin Back has worked at Patagonia since 2011. Originally from Great Britain, he spent nearly ten years living in Chamonix, France where he developed a strong passion for climbing, skiing and mountaineering, and became very aware of the effects of CO₂ on the environment. He has been a life-long bicycle commuter and advocate of alternative transportation, not learning to drive until reaching his 30s.

Reno Bike to Work Week 2017

The dust has settled and the results from the Reno Distribution Center 2017 Bike to Work Week (B2WW), back in May, are in—another successful year that demonstrated that the Patagonia Reno Service Center rises to the occasion and puts in those hard bike miles when it matters. The highlight this year was the participation of…

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Our Shipping Employees Volunteer with Environmental Non-Profits

This summer, the Patagonia Shipping Department in Reno, Nevada helped two local environmental non-profits. We were able to work for the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund and the Sugar Pine Foundation. This was made possible by the environmental internship program Patagonia offers to every employee. Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund (HVWHPF) is a…

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Why Bike to Work?

Every year, Patagonia employees actively celebrate our own version of Bike to Work Week a few weeks after the national event. The Reno distribution center has a dedicated core of riders who regularly choose to cycle to work instead of burning gas. To kick off the 2014 Bike to Work Week festivities, we have a prepared…

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