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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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,...

Vote: Extinguish A Flaming Climate

Vote: Extinguish A Flaming Climate

Words & Photos: Donny O'Neill Late on Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2020, I was in the final stretches of a seven-plus hour drive back to Colorado’s Front Range after working remotely in Park City, Utah, for a...

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This is the final stretch. There’s only EIGHT more days until the election, so let’s lock in, grit our teeth, and see this thing through.⁠

Whether you’re sending it in, dropping it off, or voting IRL, we’ve got you. Our voting tool in bio will help you do it all.⁠

#OutdoorState.⁠

📸 @miahwatt of @pkingsbury working for a First Ascent in Indian Creek.
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Young people have the power to make or break this election. Which is why we're challenging students across the country to get their school or university signed up for our #PledgeToVote challenge! ⁠

And don't forget to challenge your friends, family and fellow classmates! Head to our #linkinbio to make a pledge to vote in Nov. & email [email protected] to get your school enrolled in the challenge.⁠

#OutdoorState ⁠
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Every project starts with a plan (even if it’s a plan to fall). ⁠

Whether you’re dropping off your ballot or voting in person, our Make A Plan To Vote Tool, can help you approach voting the same way. #linkinbio⁠

📸 @miahwatt
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