burgerburgerchevron leftchevron leftchevron rightchevron rightellipsesellipses50th logo50th logo50th logo50th logopro logopro logopro logopro logologologonavigation primary cartnavigation primary cartnavigation primary hamburgernavigation primary hamburgernavigation primary profilenavigation primary profilenavigation primary searchnavigation primary searchnavigation primary xnavigation primary xLoading ...Patagonia Loading Iconplayplaysearchsearchshopping bagshopping bagshopping bag filledshopping bag filledxx

Product Safety Recall

Due to safety concerns about the snaps on the Infant Capilene® Midweight Set, we are implementing a recall of units purchased between August 1, 2021, and January 12, 2023. For more information, including how to identify this product, how to return it and how to get a full refund, please click the link below.

Learn More

Earth Is Now Our Only Shareholder

If we have any hope of a thriving planet—much less a business—it is going to take all of us doing what we can with the resources we have. This is what we can do.

Read Yvon’s Letter

Free Shipping on Orders Over $99

Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days and arrive within 3-10 business days. Need it sooner? Concerned about the environmental impact? Flexible shipping options are available.

More Details

By the Numbers: Quantifying Some of Patagonia’s Environmental Initiatives

Jim Little  /  2 Min Read  /  Activism

Enviro Book 2009_p1

Today we repurpose an easy to digest, numbers-based summary of Patagonia’s environmental work in fiscal year 2009. First published in July in our Environmental Initiatives booklet, we’ve updated it slightly and present it Harper’s Index style. Perfect grist for a blog post, we think you’ll find it chewy but not filling.

By the Numbers
Quantifying Some of Patagonia’s Environmental Initiatives

  • Dollars in grants and in-kind donations given by Patagonia to environmental causes since 1985: 35 million
  • Dollars in grants and in-kind donations given by Patagonia in fiscal year 2009: 3,816,750
  • Number of environmental groups that received a grant this year from Patagonia: 398
  • Dollar amount (retail) of clothing Patagonia donated to nonprofit groups this year: 357,000
  • Dollars donated to nonprofits this year through our Employee Charity Match program: 200,000
  • Number of Patagonia products we’ve measured for their environmental impacts through The Footprint Chronicles™: 21
  • Percentage of Fall 2009 Patagonia products that can be recycled through our Common Threads Recycling Program: 65
  • Percentage of Fall 2009 Patagonia apparel that can be recycled through our Common Threads Recycling Program: 80
  • Tons of clothing recycled since the start of Common Threads in 2005: 12
  • Tons of clothing collected for recycling since the start of Common Threads: 26
  • Tons of kitchen waste from our Ventura cafeteria we’ve composted in our on-site bin: 2
  • Pounds of cardboard we recycled this year at our Reno distribution center: 456,000
  • Percentage of solid waste by total volume recycled at the Reno distribution center: 95.63
  • Dollars raised for The Friends of the Santa Clara River at the Patagonia-sponsored Salmon Run: 11,400
  • Number of our employees who have volunteered through Patagonia’s environmental internship program since its inception in 1992: 750
  • Number of activists who’ve received training at Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference: 1,034
  • Number of companies that now belong to 1% For The Planet: 1,220
  • Miles ridden to work by Patagonia employees during 2008 Bike to Work Week: 14,280
  • Visitors to Patagonia’s Vote the Environment booth during Jack Johnson’s “All at Once” tour in summer 2008: 4,692

For a more complete look at the environmental support we provided throughout 2008, download a full version of our annual Environmental Initiatives booklet.

Popular searches