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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
Instead of chasing perfection, pursue progress. The outdoor community has the passion, the information and the resources to make a difference now.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Twenty years ago, professional fly fishing guide and POW Alliance Member Hilary Hutcheson was told that her whole world was about to change, thanks to a rapidly warming climate. Over two decades on the rivers in...
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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