September 16, 2022
1&2. A BFD for your Friday: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has given the company away “to the world”
Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company, NYT, Sept. 14, 2022
@TheGarbageQueen does a good overview about the happening in her TikTok below:
3. To be fair, there are serious tax ramifications for such a move. The thread below is a good example of what this means and looks like. Still, hard to make climate action sound particularly nefarious…
4. Something not making headlines (unless you live in the Southwest US): water. A really interesting look at a new resource of concern, water, is looked at on this week’s Catalyst podcast.
How can we avert water wars as we decarbonize? Catalyst, Canary Media, Sept. 15, 2022
5. Something fun for you to end your Friday with from the ACC.
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Stories about court cases, permafrost and an electronic nose(?!). Happy Friday.
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