Statistics, Organizations and Ideas
We are using the resources of 1.5 planets
Need to shift to renewable energy
Since 2004, Patagonia has recycled or upcycled 164,062 pounds of products
2016 was the third consecutive year to set global heat standards
Since 1880 global temp has increased 1.7 degrees F
Since 1979 arctic sea ice minimum has decreased 13.3% per decade
Global sea level has increased 7 in over the past 100 years
Increase in CO2 = increase in warming earth
Outdoor industry is responsible for 7.6 million jobs
Past 10 years have been the warmest on record
Northern hemisphere has lost 1 million miles of spring snowpack since late 1970
Snow levels are rising in elevation
Burton reuses 60-80 percent of boards to keep out of the landfill
100% iof burton snowboard cores are made from responsibly harvested wood
2000 L of water are used to make 1 pair of jeans
1% for the planet: 1% of sales to preservation and restoration of the natural environment. Non profit created by Patagonia to encourage other companies to take part.
Work Wear: reduce Patagonia's footprint and change consumer relationships with all stuff- Invest in quality, repair what you can, pass along, recycle when unusable.
Protect our winters: Mobilizing winter sports enthusiasts and diehards.
Most important right is the right to be responsible
Its not easy to be conscientious
Balance our impact
Culture of consumption
Climate change is not a one man job
Climate change is a product of human action
Focus on reducing, neutralizing or reversing
Build products with a sustainable and long life span or cycle.
Embrace clean energy alternatives
Mobilize the people who are affected/ care
Change is driven by need
Passion that isn't political - POW
Use recycled materials
Focus on life span
"protect our environment to protect our lifecycle" - burton
Goal to reduce impact
Reduce raw material usage and promote recycled materials.
Encourage lifetime warranties
Increase safe chemistry
"each decision matters and its impacts ripple out" - Burton
Snow sports industry should be the first to input sustainable practices
Give more than you take
Know your impact
Consume only what you need.