Stop Coal Exports – Help Protect Our Winters

This documentary is about ya know, the environment and stuff, and as a snowboarder, it should matter to you! If global warming continues on it’s current path, 70% of the snow will be gone by 2050. Crazy, right? The guys at Protect Our Winters and Plus M Productions are looking to tell part of the story with Momenta.

A Pacific Northwest coal project is threatening the global environment on a scale greater than the Keystone Pipeline, but most people have never heard of it. Momenta shares the story of the people living along the coal export trail and the project’s global environmental implications.

To help kickstart the project with some cold hard cash and learn more, check out

Mr. Jones Goes to Washington (Again)

Today we learned that Canadians care more about the environment and when someone meets our US president than Americans. At least, that’s the only thing we can surmise about this press release originating in Montreal. Real nice, America.


Montreal, Canada (April 10, 2013)O’Neill, the original surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand for more than 60 years, is proud to announce that team rider, snowboard legend, filmmaker and environmental activist, Jeremy Jones, will visit the White House this Thursday afternoon as a ‘Champion of Change’ for his tireless work as founder of Protect Our Winters (POW) and advocacy on behalf of the winter sports community.

Jones is among 12 citizens, businesses, and community leaders whom the White House will honor for working to prepare their communities for the consequences of climate change.  Along with Jones, these individuals are leaders and innovators working to prepare for increasingly extreme weather and other costly climate-related impacts.  President Barack Obama, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and others will honor them during a ceremony.

“When Protect Our Winters was started, we wanted to get the organization in front of important lawmakers and influencers who had a real impact on change, so it’s great to see our message is getting through,” said Jones.  “We’re glad that President Obama and other leaders are recognizing the real threat of climate change and bringing together other activists who are working to make a difference in their communities.”

POW Executive Director Chris Steinkamp will join Jones at the reception, which starts at 12:30 pm EST and can be streamed live at

In the fall of 2011, Jones visited Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about POW and his concerns about the impact of climate change on mountain communities throughout the U.S., including Jones’ home of Lake Tahoe.

“This is such a great honor for Jeremy to be recognized for all the great work he’s done on behalf of Protect Our Winters and bringing people together for a cause that he’s really passionate about,” said O’Neill Snow’s Juliet Korver.  “We’re happy to support POW through his signature apparel line with O’Neill, and we’ll continue to work with Jeremy to create the most sustainable outerwear on the market.”

Jones helps provide design input to his signature O’Neill jackets and pants, which are all made from environmentally friendly materials and help benefit POW with each sale.

The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.  Each week, the White House features a group of Americans — individuals, businesses and organizations — who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

For more information about the Jeremy Jones, other team riders, events and apparel, visit the O’Neill Facebook page, O’Neill Twitter page and

Mr. Jones Goes to Washington

Throughout his years shredding the biggest lines on Earth, Team CLIF Bar Snowboarder Jeremy Jones has seen change in the mountains. Fearing a world where snow can’t thrive, he sought to use his celebrity to influence millions of snow enthusiasts, while at the same time applying pressure with lawmakers in D.C. to support legislation to fight climate change.

Holden X Pow

Everyone knows there’s nothing more hip than pretending to care about things besides yourself. Holden has joined forces with Protect our Winters (not to be mistaken with Pow gloves) to “spread environmental activism.” Get concerned, dude. Buy a Tshirt!

Portland, OR/USA – February 16th, 2012 – Holden is proud to announce our new tee shirt collaboration with Protect Our Winters (POW) to be released August 2012. Holden artist John Phemister, aka Goo, has designed a unique collection of tee shirts featuring abstract watercolor art titled “The Four Elements”. All proceeds from this collection will go towards POW’s recently launched Coal Kills Snow coalition. The project is dedicated to shutting down coal mines and spreading education about environmental destruction from mining practices and coal burning. Coal is the number one contributor to global climate change. To stop this, Holden and POW have come together to ensure there is snow to play in for our future generations to come. Holden X Pow tee shirts will be available at and selected shops.

“Holden is exactly the kind of partner that we love to work with. They understand that business can lead the environmental solution and we’re really excited to focus the proceeds of this partnership on an environmental issue in their backyard, that should be top of mind for all of us”, said Chris Steinkamp, Executive Director of POW.

“Holden continues to seek out ways to improve our process. Working with POW gives us a whole new way to help. While we are doing what we can to make our products better, we can also take action to raise awareness and help stop others who are not making the best choices for the earth with the help of POW”, said Holden CEO, Ben Pruess. “Chris (Steinkamp) and Jeremy (Jones, Founder of POW) have really shown such a passion and made an impact in fight for change. We wanted to support them in the ongoing efforts. At the end this is the
only play round we have and we would like to pass it on.”

ART for POW Auction Opens July 15


Well, all you selfless YoBeat readers, we have another good cause you to support. Protect Our Winters is putting on an online auction, beginning tomorrow, July 15, 2010. Bid on some art and help POW keep the powder around for many winters to come.

We are auctioning off donated work from Trevor Graves, Blotto, Cole Barash, Tim Karpinski, Adam Moran, Shem Roose, Adam Haynes, Pat Wright, Josh Campbell, Tim Zimmerman, Tyler Stout, Aaron Draplin, Bud Fawcett, Dennis Healy XR1, Mark Kohlman, Mike Arzt, Mike Basher, Shawn Dumont, Mike Paddock, Danny Zapalac, and Andrew Mutty.

All the proceeds are going directly to Protect Our Winters

To check out the art and place your bids, go to