Actions speak louder than words
Yvon Chouinard is giving up his Patagonia to help battle climate change. 🌎
📰Patagonia is a company for outdoor wear and camping goods. Mr Chouinard founded in 1973, became a company that reflected his idealistic priorities. Yvon Chouinard is an established author that has written books such as ‘Let my people go surfing. Mr Chouinard is also an outdoorsman favouring spending his time rock climbing and fly fishing.
➡️In 2014, Patagonia supported the documentary film 'DAMNATION', which is about challenging attitudes toward America's environment. Chouinard was the executive producer of the film, and he was also featured in the film commenting about the current state of the dams.
➡️In 2022, Chouinard announced that he was donating ownership in Patagonia to TRUST, to ensure profits are used for addressing climate change.
But what did Mr Chouinard have to say? On his website, he shared this testimonial: ⬇️
Earth is now our only shareholder. If we have any hope of a thriving planet—much less a business—it is going to take all of us doing what we can with the resources…
we’re doing our best to address the environmental crisis it’s not enough. We need to find a way to put more money into fighting the crisis while keeping the company’s values intact.
👏We can only applaud Mr Chouinard’s efforts to help fight climate change. His morals and values are reflected through his actions which can be seen throughout his career. As a business ourselves, we must serve the environment and how actions can impact it for the better or the worse.👏
Are you doing anything in your business to make a positive impact?❓🤔