Motivated by an urge to protect the wild mountain playgrounds he’s built his life around and preserve the planet for future generations, Jeremy Jones set out on a physical and philosophical journey to find common ground with fellow outdoors people across diverse political backgrounds. Through interviews with prominent climate deniers, acclaimed scientists and people on the ground, he learns their hopes and fears while walking a few miles in the outdoors with them. See what Jeremy found out by tuning into a virtual screening of Purple Mountains on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 7 PM EST. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with POW AF founder Jeremy Jones and professional climber Dom Davis, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Above, you’ll find a signup form for this community screening. We hope to see you there!
Dominique “Dom” Davis is a mother, yogi and climber based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has always had a passion for the outdoors. Dom graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition then finished her 200HR yoga teacher training in Atlanta in 2018. She retired early from competitive gymnastics, which led her into the world of yoga, while her cross country move to the Peach State paired with a yearning for community interaction sent her headfirst into the world of rock climbing. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and is the Chair of the Equitable Access Committee. Speaking about climate change, Davis says, “I believe that climate change and protecting our planet should be on the forefront of everyone’s mind. This is an all hands on deck situation and we need everyone involved. Climate change and environmentalism intersect with so many other issues and I want to be involved in finding solutions and raising awareness.”
Jeremy Jones, the founder of POW Action Fund, has been a professional snowboarder for over 20 years and is widely regarded as one of the best big mountain snowboarders in the world. Ten times voted “Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by Snowboarder Magazine, he has starred in over twenty snowboard films worldwide and is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards, dedicated to the development of the highest quality backcountry snowboards and accessories. In 2013, Jeremy was nominated by National Geographic as an “Adventurer Of The Year” and a “Champion Of Change” by President Obama for his work fighting climate change with our sister organization, Protect Our Winters. Jeremy has appeared frequently in worldwide media including 60 Minutes Sports, ABC’s Nightline News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and TV, Men’s Journal, Esquire, CNN, MTV, ESPN, Fox News, NBC and National Geographic.
For more than three decades, T. Edward Nickens has reported on conservation, field sports, and the culture of the outdoors for the world’s most respected publications. He reports across North and Central America, with more than 2,000 bylines from the Arctic Circle to Honduran rainforests.
In addition, Nickens serves as a board member and secretary of the executive committee for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
A multiple-nominee and winner of a National Magazine Award—the Emmy Awards of magazine journalism—his work has been collected in numerous “best of” anthologies. His four books for Field & Stream have sold more than 300,000 copies. He has spoken widely at events as varied as historical symposia at the Smithsonian Institution, scientific meetings at Purdue University, lectures on outdoor ethics, and many other public speaking engagements.
He splits time between Raleigh and Morehead City, North Carolina, with one wife, one dog, a part-time cat, the occasional sightings of two grown children in college, 11 flyrods, three canoes, two powerboats and an indeterminate number of duck and goose decoys.