Patagonia catalog subscribers should be seeing the Holiday 2007 issue in their mailboxes now. Entitled "Conservacion Patagonica," the catalog showcases both gift ideas from our winter clothing line and the story surrounding the creation of Patagonia National Park in Chile.
Founded by former Patagonia, Inc. CEO, Kristine Tompkins, Conservacion Patagonica is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of wildland ecosystems and biodiversity in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina. Join Kristine as she narrates this video about Conservacion Patagonica's efforts to create the future Patagonia National Park.
To date, 50 employees from all parts of Patagonia the company have traveled in groups of six to help with the creation of the park (a group is there now), and we’ll keep lending our hands until the work is done. Visit concervacionpatagonica.org if you'd like to head south and volunteer yourself, or learn more by reading some firsthand accounts from Patagonia employees who’ve been there: The De-Fence of Patagonia, A Letter from Chacabuco, Wild South, and From Pulling Fence to Enlightenment.
[With thanks to Malinda and Lu]