“The Executive Order abolishing Bears Ears was illegal and no management plan for these lands should proceed until resolution of the lawsuits. The President’s effort to reduce Bears Ears’ boundaries was done at the behest of mining and oil and gas industries. And this plan is another demonstration of this administration’s preference for extractive industry profit at the expense of the American people. Bears Ears contains iconic landscapes, sacred places, and priceless artifacts and this plan puts all of them under threat. Not to mention this is a colossal waste of time because BLM will have to create a plan for the full Bears Ears as originally designated after we win the lawsuit.” - Rose Marcario, CEO and President, Patagonia
“Our climate crisis is here and now, and we need global, urgent and transformative actions to address what is increasingly destructive and deadly. Today, the Trump Administration continues its assault on the health of our communities by repealing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. This unlawful action must not stand, and Patagonia will continue to fight alongside those who defend our planet, and who demand just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. We will confront climate deniers – they have no place in our government – and we will continue to advocate for immediate and dramatic increases in clean renewable energy, the conservation of our public lands and waters, and the unlocking of the organic agricultural sector’s potential to help solve our climate crisis. The reckless efforts to rollback climate protections through regulatory giveaways to fossil fuel companies must end – our community, business and planet depend on it.” – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia
The United Nations released a dire warning recently: Climate change is here and it's a clear and present danger to our entire planet. Of course, we didn't need another report to tell us that — we see it in extreme and unusual weather, disappearing wildlife and falling farm yields. But there is one major cause of this global catastrophe that doesn't get the attention it deserves: industrial-scale chemical agriculture.
Patagonia Releases a Documentary About the High Cost of Fish Hatcheries, Fish Farms and Human Ignorance
Today, Patagonia released Artifishal—an illuminating 80-minute investigative documentary film by Liars & Thieves. The film explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. It traces the impact of fish hatcheries and farms and the extraordinary amount of American tax dollars wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve.
Patagonia Provisions Releases Long Root Wit, Expanding its Line of Beer Made with Kernza® Perennial Grain
Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, has just released Long Root Wit, a classic Belgian-style wit beer made with organic ingredients and Kernza perennial grain. Looking for solutions to repair our food systems, this second release in the lineup of Provisions’ Long Root beers represents another step towards transforming agricultural practices and supporting sustainable farming.
Patagonia’s Worn Wear wagon will hit the road on April 13 on the first Worn Wear Fish Tour. The repair team will be outfitted with new tools and supplies to stretch the life of well-loved fishing gear and clothing. All brands of waders and clothes are welcome, as long as they’re dry. We can’t fix rods and other hardgoods, but we can tune up all types of garments, so non-anglers are welcome. All repairs are free!
“Today, Patagonia joins Members of Congress, businesses, nonprofits and especially the young activists across the country in support of the Green New Deal. We support the scientists that tell us we can slow and even reverse the climate crisis if we double down on investments in wind and solar energy, promote sustainable and responsible agriculture practices and protect our public lands and waters by instituting a temporary moratorium on new leases for oil and gas drilling. These are solutions supported by Americans in rural and urban areas and will improve our way of life, offer important economic opportunities, and protect the planet for future generations.”
– Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia
“The signing of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act is an important moment in the conservation movement. The debate over the protection of public lands has shifted from discussion about the pros and cons, to members of Congress from both parties uniting to protect wild places. This legislation supports outdoor recreation in every county in the country through the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protects millions of acres and creates four new national monuments. The preservation of America’s public lands and waters is not only one of the greatest gifts we can leave for future generations, it is also a critical step toward tackling the climate crisis head-on before it’s too late.”
Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia
“Today’s FDA decision allowing genetically engineered salmon to end up on dinner plates throughout the U.S. demonstrates a continued arrogance that humans can dominate nature. For over 40 years, Patagonia has fought for wild places and the natural biodiversity they support. Scientists and watchdog groups indicate that genetically modified salmon pose serious risks to health, wild fish populations, local fishing economies and the environment — and labeling laws won’t go into effect until 2022, leaving citizens in the dark. Instead of opening the market to high-cost, risky technology like GMO salmon — particularly in this time of weakened government oversight — we need to reinvest in protecting our wild rivers and wild fish.”
Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia
Patagonia Strengthens Commitment to Our Planet, Hires Avi Garbow, EPA’s Longest-Serving General Counsel, as Patagonia Environmental Advocate
Patagonia was created to explore wild places, and we are still in business today because we fight to protect them. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, we have worked to protect and preserve the natural world—from our ongoing efforts to reduce our company’s environmental footprint to supporting hundreds of environmental nonprofits around the world. We use our brand to address the most pressing issues of our time, and every employee hired is committed to our mission of saving our home planet. Today, we are pleased to extend our actions with the creation of a new, first-of-its-kind position: a dedicated Environmental Advocate. Avi Garbow, the Environmental Protection Agency’s longest-serving general counsel, will join Patagonia’s senior management team to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our planet.
“This is an important moment in the conservation movement. The debate over the protection of public lands has shifted from discussion about the pros and cons, to members of Congress from both parties uniting to protect wild places. This legislation supports outdoor recreation in every county in the country through the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protects millions of acres and creates four new national monuments. The preservation of America’s public lands and waters is not only one of the greatest gifts we can leave for future generations, it is also a critical step toward tackling the climate crisis head-on before it’s too late.”
Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia
This holiday season, Patagonia is giving away the $10 million in unplanned cash we saw as a result of last year’s irresponsible tax cut. A tax cut that was not only a windfall for the oil and gas industry but will also open up 19 million acres of Alaska’s wildlife refuge. The timing of this tax cut couldn’t have been worse.
Patagonia, for the first time ever, is endorsing two candidates, both running for U.S. Senate and both running to protect public lands and waters.
Companies across the United States are supporting the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs, aimed at increasing voter participation. Collectively, CEOs from across the country and from a variety of industries are concerned about voter participation and have committed to encouraging their employees to vote in the upcoming elections.
Patagonia Sets Sights on Saving One of Australia's most Culturally and Environmentally Significant Wild Places
Patagonia has launched a campaign with the Bob Brown Foundation to save one of Australia’s most culturally and environmentally significant wild places—takayna / Tarkine—with a goal to have this region in North West Tasmania listed as a World Heritage Area.
Patagonia has a history of taking every step necessary to defend wild places around the world. As part of the company’s most recent global campaign, Patagonia is launching a new film to raise awareness of the destructive impact of the mining and forestry industries on takayna / Tarkine. It has prepared apetition calling for signatures from around the globe to deliver to the Tasmanian state premier andAustralian national government urging them to nominate takayna / Tarkine as a World Heritage Area.
Today, Patagonia launched the Blue Heart website and petition urging international banks to stop investing in the destruction of Europe’s last wild rivers, and released a preview of Blue Heart, its upcoming documentary film. The multimedia campaign is aimed at protecting the Balkan region from more than 3,000 proposed hydropower projects and meant to bring international awareness to a potential environmental disaster. In the Balkan Peninsula between Slovenia and Albania, hydropower projects threaten to destroy the richly diverse culture, history and ecology of the region known as the Blue Heart of Europe.
Rodale Institute, Dr. Bronner's, Patagonia, and Others to Unveil Regenerative Organic Certification at Natural Products Expo West 2018
Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) is a holistic agriculture certification encompassing robust, high-bar standards for ensuring soil health and ecological land management, pasture-based animal welfare, and fairness for farmers and workers.
On February 7, 2018, Patagonia will launch a new digital platform connecting customers with local grassroots organizations working to save the planet. The goal of this new platform, called Patagonia Action Works, is to help Patagonia customers learn more about local environmental issues and how to get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering time and skills.
Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument
[Washington, D.C.]: A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument. The President’s proclamation is contrary to law, ignores overwhelming public support for the original monument designation, and dishonors Native American heritage and culture.
The plaintiffs — Patagonia Works, Utah Diné Bikéyah, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Archaeology Southwest, Conservation Lands Foundation, Access Fund, the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation — filed the complaint in federal court in Washington, D.C.
Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments. The Administration’s unlawful actions betray our shared responsibility to protect iconic places for future generations and represent the largest elimination of protected land in American history. We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts. – Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia
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