Lobbying

We help passionate outdoor people protect the places they live and the lifestyles they love from the effects of climate change.

The impacts of climate change on the places we love—our communities, trails, mountains and waterways— are greater than ever. Changing the trajectory of climate change will take smarts. It will take guts. And it will take passion. POW is laser-focused on forming relationships with key decision-makers across the country to ensure our priorities are on their agenda. We know that the solutions to address climate change largely exist, and our work focuses on finding the political will to put these opportunities into action.

“Lobbying is like making new friends as an adult—a little scary at first but if you go in with an open mind you’re bound to find points of overlap and connection….But as many POW Alliance members know, a mountain is only unclimbable until someone is brave enough to try summiting. Lobbying helped all of us in the meeting better understand how similar our values and goals really are and start to think about how to use that alignment to shape a tomorrow that is just a little better than today. We left with a new friend and are looking forward to getting to know them more over the next few years.”

-Professional cross-country skier and runner, Erika Flowers

“It’s really important to use these medals that we’re carrying around to make sure that we get in the door – that we get in front of people who are able to vote on these huge policies that impact all of us.”

-Olympic medalist, professional cross-country skier and
POW Athlete Alliance member, Jesse Diggins