On June 5th, 2014 Patagonia Burlington hosted its first ever in-store event for the release of the Patagonia film DamNation. The film chronicles the harmful environmental issues that dams create for our climate, ecosystems and communities. This spring, Patagonia has continued its stand against dirty dams in the new Farm League film Blue Heart.
Set in the Balkans, Blue Heart focuses on the massive number of proposed and under construction hydrodams and diversions on some of the last wild rivers in Europe. Currently, there are more than 3,000 projects in conversation, including work on Europe's largest undammed river, the Vjosa River in Albania. Blue Heart dives into the irreversible harm these projects would have on the surrounding environment, and tells the story of the women of Kruščica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are taking action to protect the only source of fresh water in their community.
On Thursday, May 10th Patagonia stores across the country will be hosting in-store screenings of Blue Heart. Local environmental grantee, Lake Champlain International will be joining our event to shed light on the threats Vermont’s waterways are currently facing. Event details can be found here.Read More