News

News, information & current topics from and around the non-profit organisation PATRON - so that you are always up to date.

  • Get Together @Allgäu

    Let's clean up, act, exchange & celebrate together! On Friday, 05.07. we will be active in Pfronten at a Community Hike & Workshop. On Saturday, 13 July, we'll be making Kempten unsafe with a FutureUP market and #patronconcert. Where will we see you?

    Upcoming Events
  • Allgäu CleanUP Days 2024

    1 week to go - From 5 to 14 July, together with Allgäu GmbH, we are calling on people to go out and clear nature of trash left lying around. Are you following the call?

    Sign up now!
  • Thanks Lake Constance!

    The third edition of the Lake Constance CleanUP Days is now history & despite the unstable weather, we have a lot of sunshine in our hearts. From 17-23 June, 2,950 participants registered & cleaned up around 600 kilometres on almost 140 routes. We thank all participants & partners!

    Review
  • Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024

    The Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024 start in a week's time. Together with our partner Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus, we are calling on people to clean up the nature along the German shores of Lake Constance and the surrounding area from 17-23 June. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Get Together @Lake Constance

    During the Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024, we will be organising several events to encourage people to come together, take action and inform themselves. On Friday, 21 June we will be active in Lindau & on Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June at the Wirthshof in Markdorf. When and where will we meet?

    About the programme
  • Thanks Garda Trentino!

    For this wonderful premiere & for the fact that together we have made a contribution to a cleaner environment. We are thrilled and delighted with 44 teams, around 500 registered participants and almost 300 kilometres of route cleaned. Hope to come back next year!

    To the review
  • Garda Trentino CleanUP Days 2024

    For the first time, we can be active on Lake Garda & in the beautiful Garda Trentino region! Together with Garda Dolimiti S.p.A., we are calling on people to go out and clear nature of rubbish from 25-28 April. Are you following the call?

    Info & registration
  • Thanks Black Forest!

    Despite rain, wind & even snow, around 2,950 PATRONs set off for the Black Forest CleanUP Days & gave something back to nature. We say #thankyou & look forward to 2025 - hopefully with more sunshine & a few more kilometres?

    Review
  • Black Forest CleanUP Days 2024

    Let's go, Black Forest! From 15-21 April, together with our partner Schwarzwald Tourismus, we are calling on you to get out and clear nature of leftover trash. Grab your outdoor buddies, sign up for the CleanUP & set off to do good.

    Info & Registration
  • Conscious Touring

    It's all about climate, nature & safety. In three short videos, experts talk about the importance of climate change, nature and safety on the mountain & in relation to a ski and splitboard tour. Learn more.

    To PATRON YouTube channel
  • CleanUP Action in Fribourg!

    Let's get together! A community hike will take us from the great outdoors to ArTik, where we invite you to a CleanUP workshop, a hands-on TrashART art event and a FutureUP market. In the evening we will dance at an event in the ArTik and celebrate the joint success of the Black Forest CleanUP Days.

  • WELCOME Anna!

    As of today, we have a new PATRON face: Anna. In future, she will be responsible for school workshops in the EDUCATE department. She wants to pass on her fascination with nature and the associated awareness that we are guests in nature and that it does not belong to us to younger generations. We are delighted to have you on the team!

  • PATRON meets Cinema | Part II

    On Saturday, 16.03.24 we will be guests at the Colosseum Center Kempten. The documentary 'Plastic Fantastic' starts at 10 am & afterwards we will go out together to free nature from the garbage left behind. Join the movie & community hike!

  • PATRON Conscious Touring Weekend

    Save the Date: the next PATRON Basecamp Workshop will take place on March 08 & 09, 2024! It's all about Consciousness! Together with POW Austria, Jones Snowboard, Blizzard Tecnica & PIEPS!

  • WELCOME Anni!

    As of today, we would like to welcome Anni to the team! As a working student, she supports the association in the areas of content creation & marketing. For her bachelor thesis, she is conducting her own CleanUP in Valencia and recording everything in a short film. So stoked!

  • PATRON Safety Days

    First date fully booked! Only a few places are still available for the additional date on February 03 + 04 - it's worth being quick! Find out how you can travel safely and in harmony with nature in winter.

Events

  • Allgäu CleanUP Days

    The Allgäu CleanUP Days will take place from 5 to 14 July 2024.

    Information and registration at www.patron-nature.org/allgaeu

  • FutureUP Markt | Residenzplatz, Kempten

    Sustainable initiatives & partners of PATRON e.V. and Allgäu GmbH present themselves. Be inspired & get active yourself at the stand.

    During this period, there will also be a supporting programme with talks, workshops and live music. A TrashART art project will be created together over the entire period. This hands-on activity turns rubbish into art. Daniel Avens will provide the right inspiration in between with live music.

    Overview of the programme:

    • 09.00-09.30 a.m. - Welcome
    • 09.30-10.00 a.m. - Live music: Daniel Avens
    • 10.00-10.30 a.m. - Welcome from the organisors & greetings from the Mayor of Kempten, Mr Kiechle
    • 10.30-10.45 a.m. - Presentation of exhibitors Part I
    • 10.45-11.45 a.m. - Workshop: DIY Wild seed bombs with the Flowering Landscape Network
    • 11.45-12.00 a.m. - Break
    • 12.00-12.30 p.m. - Presentation of exhibitors Part II
    • 12.30-13.15 p.m. - Workshop: PATRON CleanUP Talk
    • 13.15-13.45 p.m. - Live music: Daniel Avens
    • 13.45-14.00 p.m. - Closing ceremony & raffle of the rally competition

    Exhibitors: PATRON e.V., Allgäu GmbH, City of Kempten, Zweckverband für Abfallwirtschaft Kempten (ZAK), Patron Plasticfree Peaks, GWÖ, Naturpark Nagelfluhkette, Bionella, Allgäuer Alpenwasser, AVD Stiftung, Piepmatz, Allgäuer Überlandwerke (AÜW), Netzwerk Blühende Landschaft

    Location: Residenzplatz Ost (at the Anna-Schwegelin fountain) and the forecourt of the former Galeria Kaufhof, Kempten

    The FutureUP market only takes place in good weather. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the market at short notice.

  • #patronconcert | Künstlerhaus, Kempten

    #patronconcert

    With MARCOCA (psychedelic surf grooves)

    & support: Daniel Avens & The Cascading Waters

    At the end of the Allgäu CleanUP Days 2024, we invite you to the Künstlerhaus in Kempten to celebrate our joint success with live music and in a relaxed atmosphere. 

    In a time of invented genres and increasingly intertwined music, Marcoca don't even try to categorise themselves. Basically, they are five individual musicians with different tastes and backgrounds who enjoy their differences and don't worry too much about the outcome. The result is a reverb-soaked ride through tight grooves, expressive solos and danceable moods that you can lose yourself in.
    The Augsburg-based band works on sounds influenced by surf rock, psychedelic rock, jazz, funk and organic house grooves. Worldwide attention on streaming platforms, tours in the French coastal region, support for ‘Los Bitchos’ and various festival gigs in Germany have earned them a good reputation in the psychedelic groove scene. They are currently signed to the French label ‘Nice Guys’ from Bordeaux.

    Daniel Avens & The Cascading Waters will play as the support act and get us in the mood for the evening with Daniel Avens' debut album “The Bivouac Notes”.

    Let's party!

    Aftershow party from 10 pm with DJ Bosporus.

    Admission: 6 pm | Start: 7 pm

    VVK: 16€ | AK: 20€

    Click here for the ticket

  • Vorarlberg CleanUP Days

    The Vorarlberg CleanUP Days will take place from 12 to 15 September 2024.

    Info & registration at www.patron-nature.org/vorarlberg

  • South Tyrol CleanUP Days

    The South Tyrol CleanUP Days will take place from 19 to 22 September 2024.

    Info & registration at www.patron-nature.org/suedtirol

  • Tyrol CleanUP Days

    The Tyrol CleanUP Days will take place from 27 September to 6 October 2024.

    Info & registration at www.patron-nature.org/tirol