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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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Sign up today and join a community of passionate outdoor people in saving the places we love from climate change.

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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This week @rebeccarusch joined our athlete alliance, and we're stoked to be joining her for her upcoming #GiddyUpForGood Challenge happening this Memorial Day weekend! 🙌🏼 ⁠

"Everesting" is all the rage this season, so why join in the fun!? Your options either on foot or bike include:⁠
• The Queen's Full Everest 👑 🗻⁠
• The 3/4 Everest 🏔️⁠
• The 1/2 Everest ⛰️⁠
• The 1/4 Everest 🌄⁠
• Choose Your Own Elevation⁠

Rebecca will be going for the half Everest on bike AND a quarter Everest on about an effort! 🔥⁠
Last year the challenge helped raise more than $130,000 towards COVID-19 relief efforts, and this year the funds will be donated to organizations working to protect and preserve our cherished outdoor playgrounds, like POW!⁠

Head to our link in bio to learn more and register today.

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Show of hands who’s already counting down to the ‘21-‘22 season? 🙋🏽‍♂️

📸: @brodyleven

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Yesterday we announced our newest member to join our athlete alliance - pro mountain biker @rebeccarusch! ⁠

We thought we'd engage her in a little Q&A to learn more about where she hails from, her biking roots and what drew her to working with POW. ☝🏼

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The #OutdoorState is nothing without our goals. Whether it's peak bagging, elevation gains or everesting, our goals are what keep us motivated, engaged and always ready for the next adventure.⁠

This week is your last chance to help us achieve our goal of reaching $30,000 in donations coming off #CrushIt4Climate. We gained 30,000 new advocates in March, equating to one buck per person! If we hit that goal, we'll get a dollar for dollar match from an anonymous donor! 🙌🏽⁠

Head to our link in bio to make your donation today.

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“On the question of dealing with climate change, specifically, the number of Americans who said it should be a top priority grew from 30 percent in 2008 to 52 percent, a majority, now.” – Galen Druke, podcast producer and reporter for @fivethirtyeight⁠

This week Five Thirty Eight's podcast highlighted tying climate action into the goal of infrastructure reform helps paint a picture of the way systemic shifts that boost quality of life can directly benefit the country’s efforts to curb climate change (which is helping more Americans get behind the cause).⁠

We here at POW have long stated that the cultural shift in thoughts around climate change is crucial when it comes to making an impact. We dive into how this topic is a key pillar in our policy agenda and more in this week's edition of the POW Dispatch. Dive in now through our link in bio. ⁠

📸: @oneill_dm

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