Monday, February 14, 2011

Protect Our Winters Accomplishments



Check out some of the things POW's accomplished with their member's help:
  • Sent a coalition of partners, including Jeremy Jones, to Washington D.C. to discuss climate legislation with key Congressmen from the perspective of a snow industry that generates billions of dollars in revenue
             
  • Produced several widely released films and trailers on the need for climate action, including: the short film Generations:  www.protectourwinters.org/generations 
  • Brought in the support and cooperation of highly influential businesses in the outdoor industry, including The North Face, Clif, and Aspen Skiing Company
             
  • Published two op-eds in national publications written by pro athletes:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_16966857#ixzz19o77VzeX 
          
  • Published multiple climate action pieces in snow sports magazines, including calls to 
    action signed by dozens of professional athletes
           
  • Distributed over $150,000 to community-based organizations fighting climate 
    change locally
           
  • Installed solar panels on four schools in Wyoming, Utah and Vermont to teach students about energy conservation and the benefits of renewable energy
             
  • Prior to the Waxman-Markey vote, launched a mobilization effort (called "60 Days") to garner support for Yes votes, with a web tool making it easy to reach your own Senator  http://www.60daysto.org 
        
  • Funded and launched "Coal Kills Snow", a program to mobilize our community against coal plants. http://www.coalkillssnow.org 
          
  • Launched "Hot Planet/Cool Athletes" to get pro snowboarders and skiers into the classroom with students to talk about climate change, in partnership with the Alliance for Climate Education.  www.coloradoindependent.com 
Much more to come this year!

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