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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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Imperfect Advocacy

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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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 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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Election Center

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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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,...

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Here's to all those getting out there this weekend! Don't forget the golden rule of this season: ⁠

Shred it, don't spread it. 😷⁠

Mask up, be safe and send it! ⁠

📸: @andrew_miller of @josh_dirksen

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Climate change doesn't recognize holiday weekends, which is why we're coming to you today with another edition of the POW Dispatch! ⁠

From John Kerry being named the official Climate Czar to GM flipping to California's side in a pollution fight with the President, a lot happened in the news this past week (including a major victory regarding the Pebble Mine in Alaska). ⁠

We've rounded it all up and are giving you the POW perspective, head to our #linkinbio now for more. ⁠

📸: @_greghill_ charges his electric car while prepping for a ski tour on Rogers Pass, Canada by @travisnrousseau⁠

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While many people spend the day after Thanksgiving chasing Black Friday deals, we want to take a moment to recognize #NativeAmericanHeritageDay and our Public Lands. ⁠

As members of the #OutdoorState, our public lands give us so much. Every time we step onto them to run, climb, ski, hike or ride - we are reminded that the land does not belong to us. It belonged once to the Native Americans residing there years ago, tribes that respected and cared for the land and recognized it’s utmost importance to our way of life. We continue to see that we have so much to learn from their ways, and that it is now everyone’s duties to protect this land no matter what. ⁠

So if you choose to #OptOutside today, remember to be safe, keep your distance, leave no trace and honor the land, so that we can continue enjoying it for generations to come.⁠

📸: Alliance member @sacredstoke by @isaiahboyle on Diné/Ute/Pueblos Territory 📍

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So ya, we're with you. Thanksgiving in 2020 pretty much sucks. But even with everything this year threw our way, here's a few things we here are POW are pretty grateful for: ⁠

▪️ Fresh air and dirt trails⁠
▪️ The fresh 8+ in. of snow that fell in Colorado this week!⁠
▪️ The #OutdoorState turning out for the largest election in modern history⁠
▪️ A legitimate excuse to not have to talk with "that" uncle about politics this year⁠
▪️ And dogs. Always dogs.⁠

Happy Thanksgiving POW family!⁠

📸: @dirtbagdarling

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