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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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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.

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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2020 Annual Report

2020 was quite the year, eh? It was a bumpy road for us all, but there were also many wins worth celebrating along the way. Our CrushIt4Climate campaign with Strava drew in 434,800 people who crushed it for their outdoor playgrounds. When the pandemic locked us down, we held virtual events where high profile athletes and members of the outdoor members engaged with climate scientists and policymakers. And when the rubber met the road during the most contentious election in our lifetime, POW reached over 33 million potential voters with our civic engagement and GOTV messaging. We checked off some big goals in 2020.


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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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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 POW Dispatch: Our take on climate news, April 9, 2021

The POW Dispatch: Our take on climate news, April 9, 2021

 WORDS: DONNY O'NEILL | HEADER IMAGE: ADAM CLARK Welcome to The Dispatch, Protect Our Winters' weekly wrap-up of climate news, complete with our take on each topic and how that impacts our ongoing efforts to reduce the...

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Some gobble-wobble, others fat-bike across Iceland in winter. 🤠⁠

📸 @rebeccarusch on a fat-bike-packing expedition across Iceland with @chrisburkard and @thatisgus, captured by @_ryanhill_⁠

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💥 POW Merch DROP! 💥⁠

Perhaps you're looking for the perfect holiday present? Or maybe you want to support your favorite (😏) non-profit? Whatever the reason, we've got you covered. The link is in our bio! ⁠

Get it now, before those holiday supply chain hiccups catch ya waiting for months! 🤠

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#BuildBackBetter passed the House! 👀⁠

This bill is a huge step in addressing climate change - representing many priorities needed to limit global warming to 1.5ºC.⁠

Up next, the legislation is headed to the Senate for negotiations. Stay tuned for the juicy details!! ❄️⁠

📸 @scottmarkewitz

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