We’re in business to save our home planet.
At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We’re using the resources we have – our company, our investments, our voice and our imagination – to do something about it.
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made equipment for climbers. Today Alpinism remains at the core of a global company that still manufactures clothing for climbing, but also for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, mountain biking and trail running. All these sports are silent, none need an engine, none gives you a rapturous round of applause. Everyone rewards you in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between people and nature.
With the climate crisis worsening, we fear that at some point we will no longer be able to experience these natural moments. That is why we fight for them. We donate our time, our work and at least 1% of our sales to help thousands of environmental organisations around the world stay vigilant and protect the irreplaceable.
Robbie Phillips – There and Back Again
Despite years of climbing some of the best rock on the planet, there’s one place that keeps pulling Patagonia Ambassador Robbie Phillips back – Scotland. Join Robbie as he shares stories of how evenings spent playing on an Edinburgh golf course in his youth inspired him to explore big walls in Yosemite, climb South American first ascents, and most importantly appreciate what’s close to home.
Right to Roam
Lauren MacCallum | Accidental Activist
Breaking Trail with Leah Evans
For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots groups working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented treats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why we’re connecting individuals with our grantees, in order to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today.
Your winter. Your choice.
Powder days are worth protecting. Connect with local groups and fight the climate crisis from your own backyard. Everyone has something to contribute. Patagonia Action Works can help maximise your climate fight and match your skills with the organisations that need them the most.
Connect with local organisations working on environmental issues in your backyard through Patagonia Action Works.
Protect Our Winters UK asks the nation’s outdoor community to take positive action to address the climate crisis and to help accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral society.
Becoming Ruby | Inclusion, Bikes and Hand-Drawn Heros
Stone Locals | Rediscovering the Soul of Climbing
Renewable Community Energy
Renewable Community Energy is a citizen-led movement that seeks to transform the current energy system and put power in the hands of local communities. All citizens would have the right to invest in, join, or create a Renewable Energy Community which departs from the current fossil fuelled energy systems, and instead contributes to community resilience and energy democracy.
At Patagonia, we believe the current model of big energy companies and the reliance on fossil fuel production must be changed if we’re to have a chance at staying with 1.5 degrees C of global warming. We talked with Dirk about the history of energy cooperatives and how they can help local economies. Having founded an energy cooperative himself, Dirk’s story offers tips on how individuals can work for energy democracy in their own communities.
In this blog piece, Patagonia Ambassador Zoe Hart talks of the ups and downs of transitioning power to the people in the Chamonix valley – “Chamonix couldn’t continue without the project but I could. This is the most phenomenal facet of community energy: it is something that we have the right to do on our own, or with the support of the individuals around us. It is something that we can do above and beyond government.
Patagonia Grantee Energy Garden, London
Energy Garden empowers communities across London to turn Overground platforms into biodiverse, productive gardens with solar-powered station amenities. Revenue from the sale of renewable community energy will support these gardens and their communities into the future. Find out more here.
Wolfpack | The Family that Runs Together…
Eli | Ultra Running in Navajo Nation
Type 2 is a podcast from Looking Sideways in association with Patagonia that explores the intersection between the outdoors, action sports and activism.