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Activists Want Fashion to Change

| Archana Ram

Climate and social justice activists are pushing the clothing industry to take better care of people and the planet.

One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer

| Sean Doherty

Photographer Paolo Pellegrin captured the aftermath of the wildfires that burned through Australia in 2019.

Trust The Scientists

| Mădălina Preda

Why we rely on lab tests and data more than ever to make decisions about our products.

Net Positive

| Adam Skolnick

How discarded plastic fishing nets found their way into our hat brims.

Can We Stop Greenwashing?

| Elizabeth L. Cline

What was once a nuisance – overselling environmental gains – now conceals the apparel industry’s role in the climate crisis.

Quality Is an Environmental Issue

| Patagonia

Patagonia’s quality rating system is designed with ecological footprint in mind. Here’s why.

Haunted by Unwanted Clothes

| Sarah Mirk

With the rest of the world spiralling into chaos, organising my closet suddenly became a soothing Saturday night activity. It felt good to sort through

Backyard Adventures
Little Wild Places

| Greg Russell

As a teenager hungry for Big Adventure, I had failed to see the wildness present in my own backyard.

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.

Biirrinba Carries Life

| Hayley Talbot

The Clarence River flows through the hearts of all those who live along its banks. One afternoon, after a long hiatus of contact, help was humbly sought and lovingly given.

Watch 'Public Trust'

| Patagonia

'Watershed Chats' with the Slabb Brothers

| Patagonia

Josh and Kyle Slabb are Bundjalung men who live, fish, surf and raise their families near the fabled sand bottom point break of Fingal Head on the east coast of Australia – where their ancestors have thrived for tens of thousands of years. 

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?

Watch 'Unfenced'

| Patagonia

A race to keep the Red Desert wild. The Red Desert in southwest Wyoming is the largest unfenced area in the continental United States. But pressure

The Environmental Irony of Surfing

| Morgan Williamson

Dave Rastovich and Greg Long log in and discuss the current state of surfing, its cultural and ecological impacts, and where it’s headed.

Down from the Mountains

| Josefine Ås

A French ski patroller’s move to become a permaculture farmer. “There’s no doubt. I have become a man who lives at the foot of La Meije’s north face, by the Romanche River where my vegetables now grow.” This is Jean Charles Bonsignore’s pepeha,

2025 Or Bust: Patagonia’s Carbon Neutrality Goal

| Rodrigo Bustamante

To become carbon neutral by 2025, we need to reduce and eliminate these emissions, and getting there requires multiple strategies.

'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

Exploring everyday Earth repair with freesurfer Heath Joske. Between riding some of Australia’s most revered and underground waves and raising a young family, Heath is employing the principles of regenerative organic agriculture to bring balance back to his local, coastal ecology.

Watch 'Big Gums'

| Beau Miles

This is the story of a man, which is really a story of a unique gumtree, colluding on a backyard adventure.

The Great Cotton Experiment

| Rachel G. Horn

This is a test to grow our clothes differently. It’s late in the growing season, and the first puffs of white appear speckled on the landscape. On this farm,

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. 

Rebels in the Dirt

| Johnie Gall

Young farmers learn what it means to do essential work during a global crisis. Ava Sonnet already knows how you’ll picture her when you find out she’s a farmer.

Changing the Fabric of Our Lives

| Lindsay Morris

Can a cotton T-shirt really help stop the climate crisis? The dead bird was a final straw for

Don’t Till On Me

| Andrew O’Reilly

A soil junkie explains no-till practices for regenerative agriculture.

The Southward Stampede Pt.2

| Jock Serong

Marine life is on the move as the oceans around Australia warm. To find out more, we track the yellowtail kings of Tasmania.

The Refuge

| Patagonia

The Gwich'in are fighting to protect their future, but they can’t win this battle alone.

Bright Sparks of Yackandandah

| Jock Serong

The Victorian country town that set up its own solar energy grid.

The Southward Stampede Pt.1

| Jock Serong

Marine life is on the move as the oceans around Australia warm. We take a deep dive into how this is impacting the Great Southern Reef.

A Net Plus

| Patagonia

This is the story of how Bureo locked arms with Patagonia to keep 71,000 pounds of discarded fishing net waste out of the ocean each year by putting it into our hat brims. Introducing the traceable, 100% recycled NetPlus®.

'Watershed Chats' with Dave Rastovich + Lauren Hill

| Patagonia

Sharing simple solutions to mitigating micro-plastic with divemaster, wildlife guide, and marine biologist Alice Forrest, just back from Antarctica. 

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.

Once Lost, Now Returned

| Elle Murrell

If 70 kilometres of forest disappeared from the fringe of Australia’s most populous city, would anyone notice?

'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

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.

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

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.