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Why the Responsible Wool Standard Matters

Meredith O'Connor | May 14, 2021 | 3 min read

Avocado is proud to be the only mattress company that is Responsible Wool Certified. This ensures our farmers maintain best practices and look out for the welfare of our sheep. Humans have relied on wool as a natural resource to create blankets, clothes, and other textiles for more than 10,000 years. But many people don’t […]

10 Environmental Wins Giving Us Hope For The Future

Meredith O'Connor | April 30, 2021 | 5 min read

We’re sharing our favorite positive news headlines to help stay optimistic about the fight against climate change. Climate anxiety is real. Feeling hopeless in the face of increasingly intense wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, and other devastating climate change-related disasters is a normal emotional response. However, if we take substantial action now, there’s still time to reverse […]

The Ambitious Plan to Preserve 30 Percent of the U.S. By 2030

Erin Berger | April 19, 2021 | 4 min read

The 30 by 30 proposal to protect underdeveloped land and water has bipartisan support among voters and legislators, but how will it actually work? With Patagonia leading the way, we can all do our part to help. This month, we’re celebrating the heroes that embody this year’s Earth Day theme: Restore Our Earth. Don’t miss […]

What Does Leave No Trace Mean?

Meredith O'Connor | April 14, 2021 | 5 min read

Leave No Trace is a nonprofit that encourages people to get outside and enjoy nature, while empowering them to preserve our trails, parks, and open spaces. This article is part of our What It Means series, where we break down environmental topics in accessible ways. Explore previous articles in the series: What Are Carbon Offsets? […]

Our 6 Favorite Podcasts Inspiring Climate Activism

Mariah Thomas | April 08, 2021 | 3 min read

Tune in to these climate podcasts to learn more about the impacts of climate change and how to be part of the solution.

This Powerful Documentary Celebrates BIWOC Reclaiming the Outdoors

Paige Reyes | April 07, 2021 | 5 min read

Expedition Reclamation shares the stories of 12 Black, Indigenous, women of color as they celebrate their resilience and connection to nature.

Old-Growth Forests Are Disappearing — Here’s Why That’s So Devastating

Erin Berger | March 22, 2021 | 4 min read

Old-growth forests are integral to biodiversity, ecosystem health, and the fight against climate change — and these national treasures are quickly vanishing. Here’s how you can help.

How You Can Help Fight Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

Erin Berger | March 10, 2021 | 4 min read

Violence against AAPI individuals has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Become a better ally by educating yourself, volunteering your time, and speaking out against discrimination.

What We Like (And Don’t Like) About Biden’s Climate Plan

Erin Berger | March 01, 2021 | 7 min read

The current administration’s climate plan is ambitious. But it’s not perfect. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons.

Black Activists Fighting For Environmental Justice

Meredith O'Connor | February 17, 2021 | 6 min read

We’re celebrating the Black environmental heroes fighting for environmental and climate justice.

Why Michael Regan’s Nomination to The EPA Matters

Chelsea Murphy | February 01, 2021 | 5 min read

If confirmed, Michael Regan would be the first African American man to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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