For Earth Day, Protect Our Winters (POW) is asking their supporters to take the POW 7 Pledge today by doing seven simple and effective things, that we all should do, to have an impact on climate change. They will award a Never Summer snowboard to someone who takes the pledge on Earth Day.
POW is also contributing 50% of the contributions they receive during Earth Week to a reforestation project in Costa Rica, to help offset CO2. The organization, called Community Carbon Trees is a project supported by pro snowboarder DCP and his wife Megan Pischke.
Here is how it works ...
Pledge to do the POW SEVEN once a month and you’ll make a difference.
Once a month, call and/or write your elected officials and ask them to take action on climate change by putting a price on carbon and supporting clean energy legislation. Your local League of Conservation Voters ranks US candidates on their environmental positions HERE.
Use these links to educate yourself on climate issues: NASA, grist.org, and climateprogress.org. Read books about climate by POW board members: Getting Green Done and Merchants of Doubt. Then talk to people about this issue.
Find Your Biggest lever:
Each of us has unique power in some way. But it’s not obvious. Think about how you can have the most impact on solving climate.
Be vocal, bug your friends:
Speak up about climate change to friends, family, coworkers etc. Be the local climate activist.
Talk to Businesses:
Ask your favorite businesses what they are doing to solve climate change and tell them you’ll take your business to climate leaders. Do your homework: use the Good Guide before you shop: goodguide.com.
Change your life and save money:
Do all that you can. Get a more efficient car. Ride the bus. Insulate and seal your house. Tune your furnace. Buy an energy smart appliance. Put solar panels on your roof. Change your light bulbs. Put up a clothesline.
There are 21 million winter sports enthusiasts in the United States alone. With those numbers, our collective effort can be a major force in the climate battle and your support of POW will help us consolidate our power and mobilize most effectively. Join us. Together we can Protect Our Winters. Learn more HERE.