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Patagonia trumps climate issues

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Patagonia Inc, the outdoor clothing and gear company, donated the $10 million it saved from President Trump's tax cuts to nonprofit groups who are working to fighting climate change.

“Taxes protect the most vulnerable in our society, our public lands and other life-giving resources,” CEO Rose Marcario wrote in a LinkedIn post. “In spite of this, the Trump administration initiated a corporate tax cut, threatening these services at the expense of our planet.”

Patagonia has continuously made efforts to combat climate change and has created campaigns such as a program called "Worn Wear," which lets customers pay for repairs to old items or receive store credit to promote reusing or recycling their clothes.

Their efforts are a great demonstration of how individual efforts can work to combat the growing threat of climate change, despite national ambivalence.