Protect Our Winters (POW) is the leading climate advocacy group for the winter sports and outdoor community. It is a collective of over 60 million people across 12 countries who ‘speak out, show up and act against climate change to ensure the protection of our unique alpine playgrounds’.
The Australian chapter of POW was launched in 2018 and seeks to mobilise the Australian winter and outdoor sports community to take positive action towards climate change. It’s focus in the first two years is to engage and educate the winter and outdoor sports community about the impacts of climate change, and drive positive climate action through meaningful partnerships across all levels of the winter and outdoor sports industry.
It has also recently identified four key campaign areas that it intends to focus on in Australia:
We believe in transitioning to a clean energy economy by investing in smarter energy solutions, ensuring cost efficiencies for business & reduced pollution for the environment.
We believe in setting an economy-wide price on carbon to incentivise innovation and make sure polluters are held accountable.
We believe in utilising innovative transit solutions to minimise greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
Ensuring the ongoing protection of public lands from exploitation by fossil fuel & forestry interests to encourage long term sustainability.
Further information is available on the POW Australia website.