Protect Our Winters expands operations to the South

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 21, 2010 3:53 pm

As the Southern Hemisphere gears up for the start of their upcoming winter, Protect Our Winters is pleased to announce the expansion of their operation with satellite offices in Melbourne, Australia, Las Leñas and Bariloche, Argentina to extend their reach and broaden the understanding of local issues within these winter climates.

Protect Our Winters is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to reversing the effects of global warming through the combined efforts of those in the winter sports community. POW was founded in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and POW has since become an innovative leader in sponsoring effective renewable power, progressive environmental education, and organizing and enabling unique grassroots action.

“Since climate change is a global issue, it only makes sense that we have a keen understanding of issues facing the global winter sports community”, said Chris Steinkamp, POW’s Executive Director. “We already have a lot of supporters from Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand and we want to make sure we sincerely engage them and support local initiatives to tangibly offset climate change”.

Staffed by POW supporters, these representatives will be focused on engaging the local community in the climate change discussion, developing local programs and uncovering new grant opportunities while building brand awareness for Protect Our Winters.

Protect Our Winters will continue to establish footholds in other key markets throughout the year.