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.
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, 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!
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 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 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.
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.
[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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Patagonia has more styles and products made in Fair Trade Certified™ factories than any other apparel or home goods brand and this fall, two of Patagonia’s best-selling lines, Better Sweater® and Synchilla® Snap-T® are now Fair Trade Certified sewn. With 38 percent of its product line now Fair Trade Certified, Patagonia has made it easier than ever to support the factory workers who make its clothing.