LVM's Environmental Action Blog

The purpose of this blog is to convey the importance that life choices and daily decisions have on the environment. I will, as a member of the kayaking community, effectively convey the importance and immediacy of environmental issues written in the paddling vernacular.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

lvm environmental makes the big time

How do you know when you’ve made the big time? You get into some conflict with a big corporation, which means you're getting some major attention. Hopefully, for us at LVM Environmental, alot of attention will lead to influence.
We are proud to announce that Patagonia has launched an environmental action corner of their very own. We are glad to have a partner in the new school environmental movement.

We would like to give a solid shout-out to the foks at Patagonia for being an environmentally progressive company, leading with their GoHo program for the last six months.
Read about their anti-PVC policy here


  • At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Propaganda...."committed to the corporate"

  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger slickhorn said…

    any company, by definition, must be profit-driven. Patagonia goes out of its way to support conservation. Are they perfect? No. But they do a much better job than the vast majority of companies.

  • At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is a especially biased blog posted by Mefford in effect being used as marketing tool /propaganda for a company trying to find a niche.

    Many of the statements presented are inncorrect. PE foam is by far the cheapest and typically most uncomfortable PFD foam on the market and widley found in the cheapo water-ski style products found at box stores.

    Phillip was not the first to use PVC (soft-gooey-soft feel foam)in 1990 as stated by Medford. This type of foam was being widely used by many manufactures in the early 70's.

    He is talking up their environmental cause to differentiate a company from existing manufactures while this only in affect represents two of the eight models offered by said company.

    I ask why the company continues to use PVC foam in 80% of the vests offered while proselytizing the virtues of PE foam.

    I totally support companies that that incorporate enviromental ethics into their bussiness plans.
    They have clearly incorpoarted this issue into their marketing.

  • At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually all models from said PFD company incorporate the use of PE foam thus reducing total PVC use by 70%. Also for '05 they have 3 new models completely free of PVC.
    As for Patagonia, they launched an anti-PVC campaign years ago but subsequently refused to support efforts to remove it from their subsidiary PFD company all the while continuing to boast their environmental initiatives. Therein lies a significant contradiction.
    Things are not always what they seem when viewed through the smoke screen of a high dollar marketing budget.


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