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    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      This is a laudable move! I can imagine it feels meaningful to work for a company that doesn’t enrich a few individuals, but rather funds a non-profit dedicated to climate action.

      I’m questioning whether globalized capitalism, in any form, can save the planet though. Patagonia will keep producing more, selling more, shipping more and it is this consumerism that is intertwined with climate change. If every big company would follow Patagonia’s lead, while they keep growing as they are, would the billions in climate funds help to offset the emissions caused by continued global consumerism? I can only hope.

      We need companies like Patagonia that are serious about ethical production, the repair & reuse economy, but without drastic lifestyle changes by most (comparatively) rich people, I’m doubtful whether we can reverse the emission trend.

      • Karenz
        Top reader this weekScribe
        2 months ago

        I hadn’t heard of a company called Patagonia just a country recently featured on CNN. But this sounds good to me for a billionaire to be this concerned about climate change. Better than spending money on ridiculous yachts.