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. READ MORE
Starting with the good stuff, it has been a joy to welcome over 25 new volunteers and ambassadors to the POW Australia team.
For those who have been following POW’s campaign asking Snowy Hydro to return to regular measurements at Spencers Creek, great news! READ MORE
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!
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
The Australian alpine environment makes up such a small physical space on our continent. A cold and often harsh space has seen species evolve interesting adaptations to allow them to survive and flourish. READ MORE
Any visitor to the Australian Alps would be no stranger to the snow gum. Its rainbow bark and twisted trunk are synonymous with the high country itself. “They are the iconic tree of the mountains”, says Cam Walker of Mountain Journal fame and Friends of the Earth. READ MORE
Tragically, Cam says, because of climate change, the trees are “facing the prospect of ecological collapse”
Snowboarder, artist and climate change policy advisor… meet MJ, the person behind POW’s 2023 merch designs. Discover her passion for the natural world, snowboarding and using art as a powerful tool for climate activism. READ MORE
The Steep Reflections film tour, hosted by The North Face, has raised $14,500 for Protect Our Winters (POW) Australia. This donation is the largest injection of funds POW Australia has received since its inception. We would like to thank everyone who attended one of the screenings. This money is a game changer for us and enables POW to make significant... READ MORE
Hidden in between Charlotte Pass and Perisher Valley in New South Wales, lies a small snow recording station called Spencers Creek, run by Snowy Hydro. Since 1954, it has quietly collected valuable data, becoming the backbone of scientific research by The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, and several universities. READ MORE
Over the last year, we’ve been asked by passionate people in the winter sports community for stickers, hats and t-shirts countless times. The support for POW’s brand and mission is undeniable, and we are now inviting you to join us on the journey. READ MORE