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Listen to the 'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

The first episode in their new podcast series, talking solutions to our current climate crisis, from harnessing hope to localising action, with 2040 filmmaker Damon Gameau.

The Ghost Trees of Santa Isabel

| Belinda Baggs

Out on the fringes of the Western Pacific, the seas encroach.

Blue Heart

| Patagonia

The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of more than 3,000 proposed hydropower developments threaten to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region.

What You Can Do From Home

| Mădălina Preda + Shannon Bourke

Taking action, no matter how small, has never been more crucial.

'DamNation'

| Patagonia

A film about how our future is bound to the life and health of wild rivers.

Earth Day Goes Digital

| Lisset Fun

As the world grapples with the effects of the pandemic, climate activists continue to fight for our future.

Fishpeople

| Patagonia

Five lives transformed by the sea. Directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea.

The Island

| Dave Rastovich

At the end of Australia’s Black Summer, Dave Rastovich, his family and friends found clear air on an uninhabited offshore island and contemplated a future that needs to be fought for.

The Secret Life of Trees

| Patagonia

Our film Treeline follows skiers and snowboarders as they move through three extraordinary forested landscapes in Japan, British Columbia and Nevada, exploring the connection between humans and our oldest living companions.

Trees Do Better Standing Up

| Brendan Jones

Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.

Regenerative Organics: Drawing a Line in the Soil

| Rose Marcario, CEO

If we aim to use agriculture as a tool not only to feed millions but also to help solve the environmental crisis.

The Fight for the Bight Goes to Norway

| Patagonia

In May this year, a delegation from the Great Australian Bight Alliance travelled to Norway to take the fight to Equinor's doorstep...

South Fish

| Belinda Baggs

The local marine environment between Newcastle and Sydney is under attack from seismic testing for oil and gas exploration.

Passing the Torch

| Ali Klinkenberg

“Normally I’m all for robbing banks,” jokes Wayne Lynch, surfing pioneer and genuine Australian cultural icon, “but I’m not sure that’s the right way to go about it.” We’re congregated out the front of the Patagonia store in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, awaiting the start of Strike For Climate march and discussing the bom...

How We’re Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

| Patagonia

Ever since Patagonia had an office (and wasn’t just selling gear out of the back of Yvon’s car), we’ve devoted desk space, our free time and a percentage of our sales to protecting wild nature. From our travels, we knew our land, air and water was in real trouble from short-sighted profiteers.

The Climate Crisis Is a Human Issue

| Bill McKibben

Some of that injustice is racial and colonial: The iron law of climate change is, the less you did to cause it, the sooner you feel its effects. Some of that injustice is intergenerational: Those who poured the most carbon into the air will be dead before its effects are fully felt.

Are You Arrestable?

| Sarah Hartigan

Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I go online and get lost in comment threads with angry words about inaction. I nod along with my eyes, and it makes me feel like I’m doing something.

Why They Strike

| Madalina Preda

“School won’t matter in the future if we’re too busy running from extreme weather events.”

Treeline: The Film

| Molly Baker

Trees are intertwined with human existence—through religion, in times of war, in standing for what we’ll fight to protect, with our hopes and wishes that we share. They stand implanted in our own history.

Treeline: The Core

| Taro Tamai

Riding in Niseko, Hokkaido mostly means riding through trees. Most are heavily bent, hard birch deciduous trees, reaching their branches wide to their sides.

Treeline: Trespassing

| Garrett Grove

When we move through the forest in winter, we’re often left wonderstruck by snow-shrouded trees bent and morphed from years of wear in silent solitude.

Treeline: Homegrown

| Leah Evans

You’d think I’d get tired of going to the same places, but by touring through the local treescapes, I’ve woken up to the dynamic details of the forest. The way the moss hangs or the light shimmers in certain patches – the silver shine on the bark of a massive cedar that makes it look like it’s glowing from the inside out. I see something new every day.

The Stay Home, Take Flight Conundrum

| Alistair Klinkenberg

Is there such a thing as conscious travel?

Western Front: the Battle for takayna

| Krissy Moehl

“Exploring varying landscapes generates an energy and connection…that provides the ‘why’ to life for me.” “…these unbalanced running steps through lumping button grass were pounding a connection with the Tarkine into my cells.” “This event and the wild of Tassie tore in to my heart, embedded in my soul…”

Why This is the #ClimateElection

| The Australian Conservation Foundation

With one week till the federal election it’s exciting to see climate on the national agenda like never before. Across Australia, people are stepping up to show leaders they want courage and action on this issue.

Saving Martha

| Sean Doherty

King Island was recently revealed as the proposed location for an industrial salmon farm, more specifically the waters off Martha Lavinia Beach. 

A Line in the Sand

| Sean Doherty

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

Stand for the Bight

| Patagonia

"It's a backward 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.

History Is in Our hands

| Belinda Baggs

Belinda Baggs journeys to the frontlines lending a hand to Stop Adani....."The Carmichael mine site is 350km and a 4 hour drive away. We aimed to be there before the workers rise and get on their way. The task was to assess the area for change and possible signs of construction"

Restore Pedder

| Christine Milne

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

The Slab Hunter: Ben Wilkinson Woodwork

| Malcolm Johnson

It didn’t take long for Ben Wilkinson to figure out that there was freedom to be had in working for himself—and that freedom was the first requirement if he wanted to go surfing whenever the waves got huge. “I left home when I was 16,” he remembers,…

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. 

Law of the Land Is the Law of the People

| Belinda Baggs

"The law of the land is the law of the people. Our job is to respect and protect"

A Blueprint for Cooling Earth

| Brad Wieners

When he was 22 and away at college, Charles Massy got a fateful shock: His father had suffered a severe heart attack, and while it wasn’t immediately fatal, it was clear his dad could no longer run the family farm back home in the Monaro region of New South Wales

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. 

You Are What You Eat
Regenerative Agriculture: A Revolution Taking Seed

| Paul West

When we think of food we tend to focus on the impact that it has on us as consumers, but how often do you take the time to consider the impact on the ecologies of where that food was created? Feeding a global population of over 7 billion people is no small feat and with nearly 50% of the planet’s landmass being used for agriculture, the environmental impacts of feeding a planet full of hungry mouths are staggering.

 

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?

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...

Dispatches from the Edge of the World

| Meaghen Brown

The wind at the edge of the world comes in clean and cold. Without any significant landmass to temper its force, it rips across the 40th latitude and slams into the prefab houses that straddle the tiny seaside township of Arthur River where we’re staying. It strains against the windows….

The Reef Beneath

| Wayne Lynch

The Great Barrier Reef is around 2,500 miles long, the largest living thing on earth. I’ve sailed right past it before while sailing out into the Pacific, but I’ve never actually stopped there and spent time on it. I’m kicking myself now.

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…

Looking Beneath The Surface

| Belinda Baggs

Listen along as Belinda Baggs, Kimi Werner and Wayne Lynch share a connected passion for the ocean and a desire to protect it.

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.