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Snow Climate Data: We Won!

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Snow Climate Data: We Won!

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Our Mission

POW Australia helps our outdoor community protect the integrity of Australia’s unique alpine environment and lifestyle from climate change.

Protect Our Winters Australia is a passionate community of outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to advocate for policy solutions to climate change. We believe our fragile alpine ecosystem and our love for adventure amongst it, demands our participation in the fight to save it and everything it represents.

Our Vision

Create a future where our alpine playground and the communities and businesses that depend on it still exist.

For our unique alpine playgrounds to remain healthy and resilient and to protect the integrity of Australian winters, we envision a future of net-zero by 2035 where global heating has been limited to 1.5c in line with science based targets.

Read about our Theory of Change here.

Campaigns

Save Our Snow Climate Data

The Snowy Hydro Spencer Creek snow depth records represent extremely valuable data for scientists, resorts, local businesses, keen snow goers and more.

Unfortunately the frequency of data being collected is falling – making it difficult to understand how longer term trends are affecting the Australian Alps

Ask Snow Hydro that the data be collected from the first snowfall in a season on a weekly basis; as has been done from at least 2011-2020.

Latest News

Mountains on Fire: A People-Based Solution to an Existential Problem

Protect Our Winters Australia is calling on the Victorian State Government to establish a volunteer remote area firefighting force in order to save our mountain forests. This would be a practical approach to tackle climate-driven bushfires, which have become too common for our high country to handle.

POW EOY Wrap 2023

Well, what a year! It has been full of many highs for Protect Our Winters Australia (POW), and some lows for our beloved Aussie winter.
Starting with the good stuff, it has been a joy to welcome over 25 new volunteers and ambassadors to the POW Australia team.

Update: Save Our Snow Climate Data

For those who have been following POW’s campaign asking Snowy Hydro to return to regular measurements at Spencers Creek, great news!
Thanks to your response to our ‘Save our Snow Climate Data’ Campaign, and a wonderful article by Cosmos, Snowy Hydro has committed to increasing the frequency of their measurements!

How increased CO2 is affecting our mountain environment

While we may lose ski days to the warming climate, it is the plants and animals living in the High Country that are hit the hardest. As the flora and fauna have evolved to live in a very specific environment, slight changes will have big impacts.