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Inspired by Nature – The 2013 Patagonia Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference

Spelling it out: Photo: Mikey Schaefer

They flew in from rural Alaska, from Albuquerque, South Boston and Traverse City, Michigan, where they work to stop dams, preserve native forest, create urban farms and develop regional water-management plans. Coming together at Fallen Leaf Lake (near Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Sept. 11-15, for Patagonia’s Tools for Grassroots Activists conference, some 74 environmental activists from distant corners of the country and everywhere in between took a break from their often solitary, usually underpaid nonprofit existences to try to become more effective advocates for the natural world.

LINK (via: The Cleanest Line)


Highlights from Patagonia’s “Our Common Waters” Environmental Campaign 2011-2013

Over the past two years, Patagonia’s major environmental campaign has been Our Common Waters. Focusing on water scarcity, broken rivers and pollution, as well as Patagonia’s use of water as a company, the campaign influenced Patagonia’s impact on water and brought awareness to one simple fact: the more water people use, the less there is for everything else.

The Cleanest Line highlights some successes in the campaign and the environmental groups Patagonia worked with on each of these issues.


2013 Inamori Ethics Prize

Presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership, the Inamori Ethics Prize has been honoring international ethics leaders, whose actions and influence have helped change the world, since 2008.

This year's winner is Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard who will accept the prize and deliver a public lecture at Case Western University on September 12th.


Patagonia Environmental Initiatives 2013 

In addition to its ongoing environmental awareness campaigns, each year Patagonia uses 1% of it's sales to support environmental work around the globe. The lion's share of those funds go directly to grassroots environmental groups working on the front lines of the environmental crisis. The latest tally from May 2012 to April 2013?  773 grants, 18 countries and $5,602,433 in cash.

Interested in finding out more about environmental actions in your area, volunteering your time or donating money?

Search the Patagonia enviro grants recipients database for groups working in your neck of the woods.


Slow is Fast Book Tour with Dan Malloy

In September 2012, Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene rode bikes down the California coast hoping to see their home state in a new slower-paced light -- surfing, camping, staying with friends and lending a hand wherever they could to earn their keep. The result of the trip is a beautifully crafted book and slide-show tour coming to a handful of west coast towns (tour dates below).

Get a preview at The Cleanest Line.

Proof Lab Station - Friday, 8/2
254 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley CA 94941
Tel. (415) 888.2553
Event start time @ 6pm
Live music: The John Stewards

Mollusk - Saturday, 8/3
4500 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel. (415) 564-6300
Event start time @ 8pm
Live music: The John Stewards

Harmony House Yoga - Monday, 8/5
991 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Tel. 805-773-0380
Event start time @ 7pm
Live music: Occasional Mustache
Food + drink by Honeymoon Cafe

Full of Life Flatbread - Wednesday, 8/7**
225 West Bell St
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Tel. (805) 344-4400
Music – Todd Hannigan + Xoco Moraza
Event start time @ 7:30pm

Purchase tickets for $35. @
** A Full of Life Flatbread dinner will be included in the price and will
include local/seasonal ingredients + alcoholic beverage.

Mob Shop Ojai - Saturday, 8/10
110 W Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
Tel. (805) 272-8102
Event start time @ 7:00pm
Live music: Todd Hannigan, Xoco Moraza + Fernando Apodoca
Food by The Blue Owl

Patagonia Cardiff - Tuesday, 8/13
2185 San Elijo Ave
Cardiff, CA 92007
Tel (760) 634-9886
Event start time @ 7pm
Live music: Todd Hannigan, Xoco Moraza + Fernando Apodoca

Bird's Surf Shed - Wednesday, 8/14
1091 W Morena Blvd
San Diego Ca 92110
Event start time @ 7pm
Live music: Todd Hannigan, Xoco Moraza + Fernando Apodoca

Patagonia Ventura - Tin Shed Courtyard – Friday, 9/13
235 W. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Event start time @ 7pm
Live music: Todd Hannigan and friends


Introducing “$20 Million & Change"

Patagonia has launched a 20 million dollar fund fund to invest in environmentally responsible startups focused on clothing, food, water, energy and waste.

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard explains how the company intends to help “like-minded, responsible start-up companies bring positive benefit to the environment.”

LINK (via: The Cleanest Line)