Thursday, August 28, 2014

March with POW in NYC!

Dear POW Members, Partners and Friends,

If there is truth in the phrase "Strength In Numbers" it'll be proven out on Sept. 21, 2014

Please join us for the People's Climate March in NYC to stand united with thousands to peacefully flood the streets in record numbers, raise our voices and urge global leaders at the UN to support a global agreement to reduce global warming pollution. 

This will be the largest climate march in history and with all of us standing together, the snow sports community will have it's place in this massive movement. If you love winter and want to do something truly meaningful to protect it, this is your opportunity.  We hope you can join us, our athletes, members and friends in this truly memorable day.

Just click below to RSVP so we can follow up with more specific event details. 


Hope to see you in NYC!

Chris Steinkamp

Executive Director, POW

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Snow Industry Partners Support the EPA Carbon Standards - Protect Our Winters

Today, 32 snow industry corporations and ski resorts joined together with Protect Our Winters to support the recent EPA carbon standards, which were announced on June 2nd.
The letter, sent to President Barack Obama, and endorsed by some of the most influential brands in snow sports, applauded the federal government’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act.  The standards propose limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants, reducing carbon emissions 30% below 2005 levels.
We’re thrilled to have the snow sports community continue to take bold action against climate change – clearly a direct risk to our industry if left unaddressed.  But by supporting the EPA’s carbon standards, we’re seizing an opportunity to transition to a new, economically-beneficial, clean energy economy.
Snow Industry Partners Support the EPA Carbon Standards - Protect Our Winters:

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Little Things on Kickstarter! It's a snowboard film featuring the stories of riders who are inspiring for their environmentally sustainable initiatives and lifestyles.

If you are reading this, chances are you love snowboarding as much as The   Little Thing’s crew does. But unfortunately, between pow turns, high-fives, and   chairlift rides, talking about the carbon footprint that is getting left behind has become as taboo as calling out “last run.” Let’s be honest here; stopping to think  about what one can do to make a difference for the future of our environment doesn’t seem high on the priority list when you are focussing in on dropping one of the biggest cliffs of your life.    

Like David Suzuki says in The Little Thing’s third teaser, “We are dependent   on nature.” As a bunch of snowboarders who feed off something as simple as just one foot of snow, we couldn’t agree more with Mr. Suzuki. Now don’t get the wrong   idea: The Little Things movie is not here to kibosh your life-long dreams of riding   pow every single day – it’s simply just a vessel to showcase a collective group of   snowboarders – Jeremy Jones, Gretchen Bleiler, Tamo Campos, Meghann O'Brien, Marie-France Roy, Jonaven Moore, Mike Basich and more – that have chosento be outspoken and make positive changes towards a sustainable environment while keeping snowboarding high on their priorities list. 

The Little Things is an initiative taken on by professional snowboarder Marie- France Roy and directed by Filmmaker Darcy Turenne. A Kickstarter campaign has been spearheaded to help wrap up the this two-year project, as getting into the final details, like securing music rights and finalizing footage, gets costly. The Little Things is a non-profit movie and all funds raised will go towards Protect our Winters and The David Suzuki Foundation. 

Please check out the teaser on their Kickstarter page:  

Here is the link on vimeo: