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If you are not familiar with the non-profit organization, Protect Our Winters or better known as “POW” – then you must read on to have a well rounded understanding of what is happening to this wonderful world that we live in.

“Protect Our Winters (POW) was started in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones who witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change on our mountains.

After having been turned away from areas that had once been ride-able and seeing resorts closed due to lack of snow, Jeremy saw a gap between the winter sports community and the action being taken by us all to address the problem.

Snow-based recreation in the United States is estimated to contribute $67 billion annually to the US economy and supports over 600,000 jobs.  So when we look at the cost of inaction, it’s serious business.

We represent the global snow sports community – there are 21 million of us in the US alone. Clearly, it’s time for us all to step up and take responsibility to save a season that fuels our passions but is also the foundation for our livelihoods, our jobs and the economic vitality of our mountain regions.

Protect Our Winters is the environmental center point of the global winter sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sports and local economies.

POW was founded on the idea that the collective power of the winter sports community is massive, and if we can all work together, the end result can be revolutionary. Together We Can Protect Our Winters.”

Get involved today by taking the POWSEVEN pledge and help Pro Snowboarders like Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about protecting our winters. The Seven steps are easier than you think and will help you impact this global cause more than you can imagine. They are simple things like Educating yourself, Being vocal, Talking to businesses, Changing your life from using plastics, and more. Do yourself a favor and help a great cause to save our planet!

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