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The former CEO of Patagonia has, along with her husband, bought up 2.2 million acres in Argentina and Chile to create new national parks.
"The millions of species with whom we share the Earth have intrinsic value. We have to reach, if not perfect harmony between man and the natural world, at least a truce. I have a border collie–like personality—I'm happiest with a job to do. I glaze over if things are going smoothly, and excel when faced with very big problems. You see something that needs to be changed? Jump out of your chair and put your shoulder to the wheel."