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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.
Save your Local Crag
Fossil fuel development on our public lands means access to your favorite crags is dwindling.
Keep your Runner’s High
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Instead of chasing perfection, pursue progress. The outdoor community has the passion, the information and the resources to make a difference now.
As one of the world's most accomplished alpinists, Graham finds himself flying and driving to the remote corners of the globe. But that doesn't stop him from advocating for carbon pricing.
She might run for work and earn her turns, but Stephanie Howe still has a carbon footprint. That doesn't stop her from being a climate advocate.
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ADVOCATE MOTIVATION STUDY
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.
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.
2018 ECONOMIC REPORT
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.
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.
WORDS & FEATURED IMAGE: DONNY O'NEILL The 2020 presidential election has gripped our attention and held on tight for the better part of the last few months. Now, though, it's time to turn our sights on what lies...
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,...
Words: Donny O'Neill Summer is arguably the best time of the year to connect to the outdoor spaces we love—the weather is warm, the trails are clear of snow, and waterways are flowing once again. The months between...
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,...
WORDS & FEATURED IMAGE: DONNY O'NEILL 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 effects...
WORDS & FEATURED IMAGE: DONNY O'NEILL As we inch closer to December, the snow's beginning to fly across the country and we're all prepping for a deep winter (knock on wood!). At the same time, the window is...
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