Yvon Chouinard may have given away his company to fight climate change, but he’s hardly taking a vacation.
The Patagonia founder figures large in the company’s latest documentary about improving our collective stewardship of the environment. “Home, Grown” follows architect and climber Dylan Johnson and a small crew as they build two houses in California. The catch? They’re using straw bales that would otherwise have gone to waste.
When building materials contribute an estimated 5-15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Patagonia press release, finding sustainable ways to build will be a necessary part of addressing climate change.
“Which begs the question: What if we used materials that not only take less carbon to produce, but also can capture and store carbon?” the company said in a statement.
Folksy wisdom meets modern problem-solving in this short doc about yet another way we could do better by Mother Earth.
Don’t miss it.
Runtime: 12 minutes