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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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Become a POW Volunteer today. 

We Embrace

Imperfect Advocacy

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

POW Alliances

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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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POW’s 2020 Strategic Plan

Margins: the milliseconds that win the race or the millimeter ledge that forms the perfect crimp. They’re the seemingly small moments that carry enough weight to tip the scale from failure to success.

Well, as it turns out, margins lay at the heart of our 2020 strategy. Check it out to learn how we’re going to achieve some big goals in 2020.

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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.

Find your footprint



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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Our Favorite Resources

There’s a lot to understand when it comes to climate, but don’t worry, we’re not going to have a test on this.

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources on all things climate.


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The IPCC Report

The IPCC Report

I, Personally, Could use some Context Grant Perdue    IPCC. UN. UNEP. WMO. Paris. Climate. 1.5 degrees. 2.7 degrees. 3.6 degrees. 2035. 2050. Ahh! That’s a lot of acronyms, a lot of numbers and no context....

Tales From The Trails

Tales From The Trails

A regular blog connecting trail runners and doing good for mother Earth Stephanie Howe I got involved with POW in 2016. More specifically on November 8, 2016 (anyone remember that date?!). As I woke up and stared in...

Australia Bushfires –– What You Need to Know

Australia Bushfires –– What You Need to Know

The Low Down on the Down Under Anja Semanco While you were getting bombarded with #newyearnewme in your newsfeeds, you may have also seen the much more devastating apocalyptic photos of Australia ablaze as the new year...

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