Our outdoor playgrounds are rapidly changing, and standing idly by won’t do much. This month, Protect Our Winters wants to get you outside to take a stand against climate change. It's part of their latest initiative called Crush it 4 Climate, and here's how you can get involved:
Step 1 - Donate to Protect Our Winters
For the month of March, every donation —$1 to $1,000—will be matched by POW’s partners. That’s more bang for your buck.
Step 2 - Join the #crushit4climate challenge on Strava
The more you love a place, the more you’re willing to fight for it. So, POW is challenging you to spend a little quality time outside. Their hope is that dedicating at least eight hours to your favorite outdoor space will remind you to take action.
Get creative and go out of your comfort zone. Killian Jornet challenged POW founder Jeremy Jones to climb a casual 10,000 vertical feet in a day, which was a first for the snowboarder. “In the end, the challenge was not that hard and a heck of a lot of fun. I hope I can say the same about our ability to embrace clean energy,” wrote Jones on his Instagram. Right now about 340,000 people are committed to the challenge, so get out there.
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Celebrating #crushit4climate month today with some alternative transportation to the mountain. I have taken the bus before but never the bike, bus, board combo. Super fun and relaxing and took me about 8 minutes longer than if I had driven my car and no parking stress. “Why have I not done this before” is something seem to be saying a lot of this month. #bikebusboard @protectourwinters @sierranevada @americanpistachios @clifbar
Step 3 - Share your adventure
We can’t wait to see what spring backcountry mission, climbing, biking, or even swimming adventure you come up with. Once you've completed the type II fun, upload a few of your favorite moments to Instagram and use the hashtag #Crushit4Climate in the copy. If you're in need of some inspiration, here's what Leanne Pelosi got up to (Hot pink skinsuits are not required, but they're a nice touch):
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I am dedicating this month to #CrushIt4Climate by donating to POW and keeping it fun by doing a tindy challenge with @mariefranceroy and @ameliao! . . In snowboarding grabbing tindy is a bit of a faux pas and so is not believing in climate change [KOOKY]. Don’t be a KOOK, Eh . . 1. Link in profile to donate to @protectourwinters. Your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar by @thenorthface and other partners upto 500k!!! . . 2. Create your own meaningful challenge . . 3. Share your adventures to get your friends fired up to #CrushIt4Climate with you! Link in profile SOUND ON #kookoftheday @annethene filmed all this in 1 run! Lol many thanks Anne #wearetheKOOKS