Gearheads have reason to feel smug about their Patagonia fleeces these days. Once again, the company appears among Fortune Magazine’s top 100 places to work in the U.S. — and this time it moved up 17 places in the rankings, to number 41. The company sold $223 million worth of outdoor gear last year, but it’s not just the money that’s green: Patagonia offers its workers everything from financial rewards for buying eco-friendly cars to two months paid leave for working for an environmental nonprofit to organic food in its cafeterias. Plus the company pledges 1 percent of sales or 10 percent of pretax profits — whichever is higher — to conservation efforts. To top it all off, the California-based company offers on-site childcare, flexible work schedules, and yoga and surfing classes. Heck, maybe Grist employees will defect.
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