Black Friday, Patagonia style – Fight the Environmental Crisis

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Black Friday, the festival of consumption, is nearly here. This frenzy of shopping is one of the most environmentally damaging days of the year, but this Black Friday and all through the festive period Patagonia is making it easier for those concerned, and those that care, to double their positive impact on the planet.

In short, if you make a donation to a grassroots environmental non-profit organisation fighting to protect our planet, Patagonia will match it, pound for pound, capping their donation at $10million. 

Donations to environmental non-profits make up a small percentage of philanthropic giving, so that is why this holiday season Patagonia is matching all donations made in support of grassroots environmental organisations through Patagonia Action Works on all donations made from 29 November (Black Friday) until 31 December 2019.

Clicking the link above allows you to browse through local none-profit / NGO’s in your area and donate.

Additionally, Patagonia are providing a platform for you to give the gift of giving and donate to an environmental protector in the name of a loved one. Donors can choose to send a digital eCard, print a card from home, or pick up a physical card in any Patagonia store in the U.S. or Europe. No purchase of Patagonia product is required for donations to be eligible for matching. That could be a really thoughtful gift for a hard-to-buy-for relative?

When is Black Friday 2019?

29th November 2019

What does grassroots mean?

The most basic level of an activity or organisation, so, the ordinary people in a society or an organisation.

What are my local none-profit organisations?

Head to Patagonia Action Works to find out!

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (1)

    If you’ve not read ‘Let my people go surfing’ then it’s a great Xmas present!

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