Patagonia Takes Bold Environmental Stance




via Patagonia on Facebook

As part of an educational campus lecture open to the public in Pugh Hall on the University of Florida Campus, in Gainesville, Chris Gaggia, of Patagonia, Inc., will discuss the corporations’ efforts to use its platform and profits to protect public lands and demonstrate environmental leadership from 6 to 7 p.m., September 18.

 

Pledging at least 1 percent of sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits, whichever is more, to environmental groups, Patagonia gives at the grassroots level to innovative groups that take strategic steps to protect habitat, wilderness and biodiversity.

 

Gaggia says, “The best environmental leaders don’t always rise from political, or even public, life. Throughout conservation history, some of nature’s most effective champions emerge from the sciences, the arts and humanities, agriculture, journalism, and even big business.”

 

Admission is free. Location: 296 Buckman Dr., Gainesville.

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