Protect our Winters helps outdoor enthusiasts protect the places they live and love from climate change, so they were a natural choice to become Winterlust’s non-profit partner. POW is a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders who are advancing in nonpartisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.
Wanderlust is proud to support POW as a non – profit partner Winterlust and the integration of the POW mission into programming: Proudly presenting POW skiing professional and ambassador Amie Engerbretson in a firefight talk on adventure and impact. Join us.
Photo by Chris Figenshau
Theory of change
In the future we imagine, the world will adopt renewable energy, electric transportation, innovative technologies and market policies to achieve carbon neutrality in the middle of the century. We drive to cliffs, pistes and ski areas with renewable energy in emission-free vehicles; individuals and industries pay a fair price for their carbon footprint; and elected officials from all parties at all levels of government make tackling climate their top political priority.
Here are the things we need to get there:
Resolving the climate crisis is possible
According to estimates from the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, we have just over a decade to drastically reduce our emissions to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Staying at 1.5 ° C or below means that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and achieve zero net emissions by 2050.
We know, it seems like a huge task. But we believe that resolving the climate crisis is not only possible, but within our reach.
What will it take to get there?
We believe that three things are needed to resolve the climate crisis:
- Technological and financial solutions: We need to encourage a clean energy future (think about renewables and large-scale storage, tax breaks, and carbon prices).
- Political will: With the right people in public office, we can work with them to make climate a top political priority.
- Cultural change: Our nation’s attitude to climate change needs to change, so not acting on climate is no longer an option.
Where you enter
The outdoor community (that’s you!) Knows the importance of ultra-thin margins. Seemingly small efforts made at the right time carry enough weight to tip the scales of failure to success. Well, environmental and political history is also on the sidelines. Did you know that only 77,000 votes in key districts won the 2016 presidential election? Or that only three Senate votes opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling?
Our theory of change is based on the belief that the outdoor community can have a disproportionate impact by driving civic participation in these thin margins.
By focusing our efforts on critical geographies and creating local activations, we believe we can educate, register, and get enough voters to change our nation’s response to the climate crisis.
To solve the climate crisis, the world needs our community. It is the sum of our little efforts, where we turn our passion into a purpose, and offer climatic victories where they are most needed.
Turn your passion into action
When we create waves of popular pressure, we can affect politics. And it works, but we need more people outdoors to use their voice and help create climate victories where they are most needed.
Join POW to protect the places and outdoor lifestyles you enjoy.