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Happy Tuesday everyone! Here's a few things we're stoked on this week 👇🏾⁠

🔹 It's Earth Week! 🌎 Thanks for tagging us in all your posts showcasing how you're focusing on climate this week, keep 'em coming!⁠

🔹 The upcoming Earth Day Climate Summit hosted by the Biden Admin, and the fact that the US and China (the planet's two largest emitters) have agreed to cooperate on tackling the climate crisis. This is what climate leadership is all about. 👏🏼⁠

🔹 Our virtual premiere of the new @patagonia film Drop happening on Earth Day! There's still room to RSVP for the second screening kicking off at 7:45 pm MST - and make sure to stick around for the Q&A after featuring @outsidehilary, @liamogallagher, @davemccoyewa & more! Head to our link in bio to sign up now. ⁠

📸: @miahwatt
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To our #OutdoorState who got out last month to #CrushIt4Climate, we salute you.🤙🏼 As Spring emerges and we continue to find ourselves outside soaking up the season, we’re inviting to you keep crushing it with us!⁠

We added 30,000 new climate advocates in March, and we’ve got another challenge on deck to keep the momentum alive. Our next goal is to raise $30,000 in donations - one buck per person. And to kick it up a notch, if each person who crushed it last month donates just one dollar, we’ll hit our goal and receive a dollar for dollar match from an anonymous donor - doubling the effort! 🙌🏽⁠

All of the work we do here at POW wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Outdoor State, and rest assured that your donation helps us continue to provide climate solutions, work with climate champions and continue to fight to protect our outdoor playgrounds. Head to our link in bio to donate today!
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On Friday, we shared a @newsweek opinion piece by @aspensnowceo in our POW Dispatch speaking to the @aspensnowmass state of the art methane-to-electricity plant for the Elk Creek Mine. As Mike describes, "it creates as much energy annually as we use throughout our four ski resorts, including hotels and restaurants. It also generates over $100,000 each month by selling electricity and carbon credits to our local utility company. Most importantly, it eliminates the equivalent of three times the carbon pollution created by the resort each year."⁠

In the Dispatch, we dive into how reducing greenhouse gas emissions can actually be good for business, while also ensuring ensure that economic drivers, like skiing, can continue to support local communities in the future. Head to our link in bio to read more. ⁠
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What's the one key element that connects us all? Water. ⁠💧

This Earth Day, join POW for a special world premiere screening of the new @patagonia film Drop! It follows POW Alliance Member and fly-fishing guide @outsidehilary as she traces a drop of water from its original source high in the mountains of Montana, to its final destination of the Pacific Ocean. Along the way she'll meet with new and familiar faces who live, work and play on the water, and are fighting daily to ensure it stays healthy & viable for our planet.⁠

Head to our link in bio to RSVP & join us April 22 at 6:30 PM MST for the virtual premiere where Hilary will also be joining us to discuss the film, her life as a guide and the climate impacts she's personally seen on the rivers she calls home.
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"A healthy snowpack is crucial to good ski conditions, that’s obvious, right? A deep snowpack allows us to extend our ski seasons past resort closures into the late spring and summer in good years. But it also supports our ability to dive into all the other seasonal activities we love. When the snow melts, it rushes down mountainsides and allows us to fish on the rivers, enjoy trails that aren’t dry and dusty or access forests that aren’t ravaged by wildfires."⁠

Yesterday we shared in our weekly Dispatch that according to a study by the University of Colorado, Colorado's snowpack has declined by about 11% - while earlier winter snow runoff is three times as widespread. This not only intensifies drought conditions, but dries up water resources for western US-based populations that depend on it. If you're looking for evidence of our seasons changing, the proof is in the puddi...'er powder (or lack thereof). ⁠

Head to our link in bio to catch up on this and more climate headlines from the week. ⁠

📸: @oneill_dm
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