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A line in the sand

| Sean Doherty

The surfers of Australia have stood up for the Great Australian Bight. 

Stand for the Bight

| Patagonia

" Its a backwards move to start an oil field in a pristine marine environment." Heath Joske discusses the issues with drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight

Restore Pedder

| Christine Milne

The threat to flood Pedder saw adventurers become activists and politically engaged citizens.

Junk Paddle

| Beau Miles

‘Wood is everywhere mate, along train lines, on building site sites, under your neighbour’s house, and on every second nature strip in Australia during hard rubbish.’

Stop oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight

| Tony Butt

If we all get together and stop Equinor drilling in the Great Australian Bight, everyone will benefit. Otherwise, a group of surfers might soon be standing on the cliff at Bell’s Beach, like I was 17 years ago, watching in horror as the first waves of crude oil start coming ashore. 

Salty, Sunburnt and Surfed-Out: Belinda Baggs & Liz Clark

| Belinda Baggs

Belinda Baggs and Liz Clark were connected by a shared passion of the ocean and environmental activism. Both women have chased their desires of travel and surfing in different directions. Listen in as they  talk tales of pursuing their dreams, the complexities of life as a female surfer and trying to live with a smaller carbon footprint in today’s world.

Watch the World Demand Action for takayna

| Shannon Bourke

On 27 November 2018, this campaign reached a climax at a community rally on the lawns of Parliament House in Hobart. More than 500 Tasmanians turned out to demand action for    takayna. The rally was also a moment of celebration to thank the 254,246 people from 137 countries who signed    Patagonia’s petition. 

West of Pointerville

| Sean Doherty

While the rest of Australia is rallying to save the Great Barrier Reef, this coast – equally precious in its own wild way – is in just as much danger. There’s a distinct look to Rich’s work that’s hard to decode. They’re beautiful, but also a little unsettling. Where is everyone?

This is not a drill

| Jock Serong

Three horizontal bands across the southern half of the planet: desert, ocean and ice. What the hell does an oil company want with being out there, and why on earth would we let them?

Patagonia Vs Donald Trump

| Rosecrans Baldwin

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realised they were ready to fight.

An excerpt from takayna: our people, our land, our history, our culture.

| Sharnie Read

So, I have been asked to write my story, my connection to country and my feelings regarding the country into which I was born, takayna. I’m not much of a writer. I tell stories in my own way and share my culture in ways I hope helps others understand; not just understand me but understand the strong spirit of this country and of my people.

The Never Town Grassroots Tour

| Dave Rastovich

Good news can be hard to find. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Good people doing good work can also be hard to hear about. They are often too busy doing the work to be out beating their chests about it and demanding attention. There are a lot of uplifting stories and inspiring...

Big Oil is not welcome in the Bight

| Patagonia

The Great Australian Bight has always been considered too wild and too deep to even consider drilling for oil out there...

The Way There: Why We Create and Seek Out Trails

| Meaghen Brown

It starts with the focal beam of a headlamp. Sunrise is more than an hour away and it’s pouring rain. Hands tucked into the sleeves of a jacket, and the pace already quick through the sharp Tasmanian buttongrass—trying to stay warm. There is an urgency to understand this threatened place...

World Heritage Protection for the Tarkine

| Dr. Bob Brown

Nearly two centuries ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote that “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” I first went deep into the forests of northwestern Tasmania in 1973 in an unsuccessful search for the Tasmanian tiger. That wonderful creature is now accepted as extinct, but the Tarkine remains a…

The More Things Change

| Patagonia

We are all locals. And we live in a global world. We can no longer pass through or visit remote wild places and trust they will remain that way. Patagonia’s friends have always brought us news of places they loved that are threatened. Patagonia is committed to bringing our resources and connections to bear on these threats to wildness, far and wide. We all have a chance to make a difference. Take a stand.

The Double Down

| Patagonia

The support of grassroots activism as a means of pushing policy makers and government to act has never been more important than today. Patagonia pledges 1% of sales annually to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.