High-end outdoor clothing company Patagonia outfits mountain climbers, snowboarders, surfers and trail runners — athletes who subject their gear to abuse. Each day, some of that clothing makes its way back to the company’s headquarters, where workers extend the life of their customers’ products by making free repairs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the company’s ethos. Continue reading
Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen died at his home on in Sagaponack, N.Y. of leukemia on Saturday. He was 86. Matthiessen was known as a novelist and non-fiction writer as well as for his work as an environmental activist and American Indian rights advocate. Continue reading
On Earth Day, Art Beat profiled two companies who are almost as devoted to environmentalism as they are to producing and playing music. Here are two more groups who have changed their operations to be more green while encouraging others to follow suit.
With gas prices and global warming playing an ever-increasing role in the national discourse, some evangelical churches have begun to focus their faith in a new direction — on environmentalism. Continue reading