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8 Wins in the Fight Against Climate Change

Meredith O'Connor | July 23, 2021 | 5 min read

The climate crisis is devastating the planet, but activists, advocacy organizations, and these latest climate change wins are giving us hope for the future. Each quarter, we’re sharing our favorite environmental wins to help us stay optimistic in the fight against climate change. This is the latest.  The Southwest is experiencing a devastating and historic […]

The Indigenous Movement to Reclaim Public Lands

Jenni Gritters | July 21, 2021 | 4 min read

We can’t have climate justice without justice for Indigenous people. The landback movement seeks to reclaim land stolen from the original Peoples of America. A year ago, news organizations raced to cover a standoff at Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore’s history is one of oppression and American exceptionalism, as the structure was created by a sculptor […]

What is 1% for the Planet?

Meredith O'Connor | July 19, 2021 | 3 min read

Through its global network of businesses, nonprofit partners, and individuals, 1% for the Planet is using collective action to tackle our most pressing environmental issues. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  We ask a lot of our planet. It provides […]

How Indigenous Groups Are Leading the Way On Conservation

Erin Berger | July 02, 2021 | 5 min read

The Line 3 Pipeline is yet another instance of how Indigenous groups are leading the way in conservation and climate justice. Starting in early June 2021, a growing swell of people gathered in Northern Minnesota to protest the expansion of an oil pipeline through the treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people. Since 1968, Enbridge’s Line […]

How 'Brown Girls Climb' Is Making the Outdoors More Inclusive

Claire Hyman | June 21, 2021 | 4 min read

Brown Girls Climb is a multi-state organization providing safe spaces for women and LGBTQ people of color to explore climbing. Cindy Su’s nerves are wracked as she drives from Boston to New Hampshire. She’s en route to her first climbing meetup hosted by Brown Girls Climb (BGC), a group that organizes inclusive and accessible outdoor […]

The Nonprofit Building Homes for the Black Trans Community

Meredith O'Connor | June 02, 2021 | 5 min read

Transgender individuals often experience discrimination, harassment, and homelessness. My Sistah’s House is advocating for Black transgender lives in Tennessee by providing housing, hot meals, and other life-changing resources. It’s Friday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee. Kayla Gore, co-founder and an executive director of My Sistah’s House — a nonprofit organization that provides support, health services, and […]

How the Responsible Wool Standard Elevates Farming

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

Avocado is proud to be the only mattress company using wool that meets the Responsible Wool Standard. This ensures our farmers maintain best sustainable practices for the sheep and land. 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 environmental wins 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 […]

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.

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