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POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. We are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.

Protect your Powder Stash

Wherever you shred, extreme weather and warming winters are shortening your season.

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Save your Local Crag

Fossil fuel development on our public lands means access to your favorite crags is dwindling.

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Keep your Runner’s High

Doesn’t matter if you’re an ultramarathoner or a casual trail runner, longer and more intense wildfire seasons impact the ground and air where you love to run.

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Imperfect Advocacy

Instead of chasing perfection, pursue progress. The outdoor community has the passion, the information and the resources to make a difference now.

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Turn Your Passion into Action

When we create swells of popular pressure, we can affect policy. And it’s working—the sum of our small efforts are creating climate victories where they’re needed most.

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In 2019, we embarked on a national consumer research project to fully understand how to increase the number and intensity of climate advocates by thoroughly understanding the motivations of outdoor enthusiasts, and how they can be convinced to do something that we now know is very hard for them to do: fully engage as advocates for policy changes that will alleviate the worst effects of climate change.

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Cost of Carbon Tool

 We don’t believe that having a carbon footprint should ever preclude you from becoming a climate advocate.

Instead of chasing perfection, pursue progress by offsetting the carbon footprint of your adventures and learn the value of advocating for the outdoor places and experiences that you love.

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The impacts of climate change are hitting the U.S. winter sports tourism industry particularly hard.

This report examines the ways in which warming winters are impacting the economic contributions of winter snowsports tourism to U.S. national and state-level economies.

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Election Center

Protecting your playground starts with a pledge. We’ll hold you to it by giving you the tools and resources you need to vote with confidence this November.



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Take Action On National Voter Registration Day

Take Action On National Voter Registration Day

This Tuesday, September 22, is a huge day for the Outdoor State. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. What is that, you ask? National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday that, in short,...

Climate and Race: Protect Our Winter’s Next Steps

Climate and Race: Protect Our Winter’s Next Steps

Protect Our Winters, its staff and our Board of Directors have been deeply troubled by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others. We stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples,...

Fires Have Closed The Forests On The West Coast

Fires Have Closed The Forests On The West Coast

Words: Dillon Osleger - POW Athlete Alliance Member | Photo: Tyler Nutter The west coast of the US is ablaze. Fire–the natural balancing act of healthy forest and grassland ecosystems—is now responding to modern...

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America’s backcountry belongs to all of us. And that’s why we need to do everything we can to include everyone in our fight against climate change. ⁠

Make a plan to vote through the link in our bio. Then tell someone else.⁠
#OutdoorState ⁠

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We'd like to give a shout out to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her leadership on the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan, which aims to "protect Michiganders' public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path towards becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050."⁠

There is a lot of work that still needs to be done, but we want to thank the Governor @gewhitmer for her leadership and sticking to the climate-focused promises she made!⁠

POW looks forward to focusing on similar campaigns in the future, and supporting positive action!⁠

Check it out in the link in bio!

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We come to you after a weekend spent remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), a titan whose positive impact on the United States, specifically women's rights and gender equality, cannot be overstated. ⁠

We'd like to take a moment to salute RBG's long history of ruling in favor of the environment as well, including upholding the Clean Water Act and leading a majority ruling that upheld a rule limiting air pollution across state lines. ⁠

RBG advocated for the outdoor world time and again, and now is your chance to do so, too.⁠

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day - a nonpartisan civic holiday that, in short, celebrates our nation’s democracy by spreading awareness about the different ways to register to vote. Learn more about National Voter Registration day in the blog post in the link in our bio!⁠

Art by @hannaheddyart

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