Environment - Protect Our Winters - Australia



The Australian alpine environment is a small area within our vast continent. This bioregion contains our highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, and crosses two states from NSW into Victoria. It is home to many threatened plant and animal species as well as ecological communities.

Unfortunately climate change is already affecting Australian winter environments. POW Australia recognises the interconnectedness between the climate, the snowfall and the fragile environment. We aim to connect people with nature to inspire them to protect the places they love.

Click on an article below to learn more about the Aussie winter environment.

  • Charging up for a green trip to the slopes

    Spending time in nature is an alluring past time that attracts millions of visitors to the snow yearly. For the majority of visitors, that involves escaping the metropolitan areas of Melbourne or Sydney and driving into the sunset towards the ski fields in Alpine Australia. However, one of the most harmful parts of getting out in nature is how we...
  • Introducing the POWcast

    Protect Our Winters Australia is excited to present POWcast, our very own podcast channel where we discuss our love of the mountains and our shared journey to protect them. In these fascinating discussions we chat to the people who bind our mountain culture together, weaving stories of adventure, environment and community into a yarn of passion and purpose. The POWcast...
  • 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.

  • The Australian Alps: What plant is that?

    Australia’s Alpine ecosystem is incredibly rare as one of Australia’s smallest bioregions. Here we explore just a few of the plants that call this area home and learn how they survive.

  • Protect Our Winters Australia acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live, work and play. We pay respects to the Elders, past, present and future, across the many Nations. Their ancestral ties to country have never been extinguished, and sovereignty never ceded.

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