Protect Our Winters UK is an outdoor climate action charity, and we help passionate outdoor people become effective climate advocates to achieve systemic solutions to climate change.
We deliver community education and engagement programmes, organisational climate action support, and campaign for systemic policy solutions.
We're in a climate emergency and time to act is running out. Together, outdoors people can be a force for positive change.
In 2007, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones saw that more and more resorts he'd always counted on for good riding were closed due to lack of snow. Something was clearly going on, and he felt the need to act. But, he couldn't find any organisations focused on mobilising the outdoor community on climate. So, Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters.
Fast forward ten years, to a group of UK outdoor enthusiasts seeing the impact POW was having and wanting to replicate it in the UK. So they founded POW UK in 2017.
What started out as a few volunteers, has grown into a team of 4.5 staff, 6 community reps, 8 trustees, 50 volunteers, 40 corporate partners and an ever-growing alliance of athletes, creatives, and scientists in 2021.
We're not just skiers and snowboarders. We're climbers, hillwalkers, mountain bikers, paddle boarders, and surfers. We come alive in the outdoors, and harness our connection to wild places as a force for positive change. We might be dirtbags, but we're dirtbags making a difference.
We're coming together as a loud, passionate, and insistent outdoor community to influence climate policy to protect the places we love. We see climate breakdown happening in our playgrounds, and we're communicating that message to policymakers to protect our planet today and for future generations.
The stable climate we have enjoyed for the last 10,000 years is wobbling, but we can still change course and stop that wobble.
Protect Our Winters UK is an independent charity, separate from the other POW chapters and responsible our own funding and campaigns. We work collaboratively with all POW chapters on cross-border and international campaigns to increase our impact worldwide.
Our solid team of staff and volunteers turn bold ideas into impactful action. We've got the best of the best on our side, and are continuously growing our staff and volunteer numbers.
Head of Programmes
Fundraising and Partnerships Lead
Our impact reports summarise our work, achievements, and the impact we've made as an organisation over the past year. We've come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2017, and thanks to our partners, donors, ambassadors, volunteers, and supporters, our influence has grown each year.