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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,...

Protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Gutted

Protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Gutted

WORDS: DONNY O'NEILLThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced Wednesday that it will permit logging and allow roads to be constructed on 9.3 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass national forest,...

You’ve Cast Your Ballot, Now What?

You’ve Cast Your Ballot, Now What?

The 2020 election is under a week away. We’re sure, positive, in fact, that you already knew that. With the importance this election holds, the entire country has been inundated with calls, texts, emails, tweets and...

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@jeremyjones recently sat down with @outsidemagazine for their Outside podcast to talk Purple Mountains, activist life and the growing political power of the #OutdoorState.

Listen now through our #linkinbio
📸: @andrew_miller

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If you’re @clare_gallagher_runs, planning is the first step to winning. The same goes for voting. So head to our link in bio to find your polling place. Then, dig deep and let’s cross. that. finish. line. ⁠

📸 @kirkjwarner

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I mean, is it really that hard of a decision?⁠

(via @semi_rad)⁠


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You made the pledge. You made a plan. You cast your ballot. Now, track your ballot after you've submitted it with our tool that will direct you to your state's ballot tracker system! 🙌🏽 ⁠

Track yours today through our #linkinbio to receive those sweet little words "your voted ballot has been accepted for counting!" #OutdoorState

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