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Protect Our Winters New Zealand Chapter has launched this month and is actively seeking members and volunteers.

Protect Our Winters Aotearoa connects passionate outdoor enthusiasts and everyone who loves and needs winter to generate positive climate action. We focus on educational initiatives and community-based activism to preserve New Zealand's’ alpine playground.

If you're interested in turning your passion into purpose by becoming a member, donating or volunteering contact or find us at

POW NZ's projects for this winter include; supporting the Zero Carbon Act, promoting carpooling, working with resorts to facilitate lowering their carbon footprints and several social events.

The first way the outdoor community can help POW is by supporting the Zero Carbon Bill. It's a proposed act that will drive meaningful climate change action in New Zealand. The act will commit New Zealand to zero carbon by 2050 or sooner and will set a legally binding pathway to this target. It's out for public consultation now and we need you to make a submission. We need as many supportive submissions as possible to ensure we have the best, most ambitious climate law and we can continue to enjoy outdoor activities in the mountains for many years to come. Just go to to complete a short or long version. There are suggested answers for each question which you are able to modify if you wish. Once you have done this please share with others.