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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…”

Cooked with Gas

| Sean Doherty

Australia is going down a dead end with its “gas-led recovery”.

Why Should the Public Care About Public Lands?

| Hans Cole

Debates over how America’s public lands should be managed are as old as the system itself...

Why We Sit in Trees

| Robert Moor

Roping up for a global protest – The Great Canopy Campout, October 17.

The Great Forest Case

| Jenny Weber

A new legal challenge could be the best chance in a generation to end native forest logging in Australia.

Watch 'Public Trust'

| Patagonia

Lessons in Activism from the Bight

| Jock Serong

The Fight for the Bight had a clear win over Equinor. It’s vital that we steer clear of complacency and devote extra effort to looking at why we won?

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

Manyana Matters

| Alistair Klinkenberg

A tiny South Coast town devastated by bushfires fights for tomorrow. One of the last remaining parcels of land adjoining Manyana – one that’s become a refuge for wildlife that survived the blaze – is set to be cleared by a Sydney developer. 

The Fisherman's Son

| Ramón Navarro

Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.

'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

The second episode in the new podcast series, journalist and author Sean Doherty reflects on activating a coastal constituency around Australia.

'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.

Bunna Lawrie: The Bight Goes On Forever

| Sean Doherty

Mirning elder and whalesong man, Uncle Bunna became a totem figure in the campaign to save the Great Australian Bight.

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

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our 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.

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.

Finnish Breakthrough

| Gregory Fitz

How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.

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.

Voices for the Ocean

| Belinda Baggs

Between waves they shared on a recent Sumbawa trip, Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark, and Moona Whyte had an opportunity to share how their lives as surfers have led them to a life of committed activism.

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

| Alison Creevey

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.”

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

| Alison Creevey

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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…

Australian High Court Upholds Peaceful Protest

| Dr Bob Brown

The High Court of Australia has drawn a line in the sand against laws which curb the right of the people to peaceful protest.

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.

The Next Bentley

| Dave Rastovich

Communities versus corporations. Clean air, water and soil for the people versus economic gain for large resource companies