Join Us as a Cool Planet Skier!
Cool Planet Skiers are skiers of all abilities from elite racers to recreational skiers.
Cool Planet Skiers are passionate, informed and take action on climate change.
- Cut your carbon footprint
- Engage your local community in climate issues and solutions
- Advocate for smart policies to reduce carbon emissions
Whether you are a cross-country skier, downhill skier, snowboarder, or just love playing in the snow, we need your help in creating more conversations about climate change and the impact is has on winters in Minnesota and other snowy places then bringing the conversation to taking action to solve the climate dilemma.
SNOW NEEDS YOU!
Coming to the American Birkebeiner Feb 19-22, 2015? Join us on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm at the Park Theater in Hayward, WI for a special presentation on “Climate Impacts and Solutions for Wisconsin’s Northwoods” with Dr. James Boulter from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. More info on our WI Flyer. Help us spread the word!
How snowy are you? Increase your snowflake intensity as a Cool Planet Skier. Start as a flurry and keep moving toward a blizzard. We can help with materials and training on any of the options below!
Getting started…..Snow Flurry:
- Join the Cool Planet Skiers on-line community – Like us on Facebook and join our email list
- Enter to win eco-friendly ski prizes in our contest with I AM PRO SNOW
- Support our work with a tax-deductible donation. Contributions of any amount fund our programs of education and advocacy.
- Reduce your carbon footprint – get a home energy audit, turn off lights and electronics when not in use, bike, walk, carpool, take public transit, etc.
picking up speed…..Snow Storm:
- Wear your support – Make a donation of $10 for a Cool Planet Skiers button and sticker
- Get training on conversations for climate solutions with Cool Planet
- Have conversations for climate action with those in your community: skiers, neighbors, family, friends
- Cut carbon at work and in your community, help others cut carbon
watch out!!!! here comes an…..Avalanche:
- Fundraise for Cool Planet Skiers.
- Host a house party with a Climate Reality Project speaker or climate related film
- Support local food and local energy initiatives in your community
- Attend a Climate Reality Project training or a Cool Planet SPEAK UP!! climate solutions training
build the movement and create a…..Blizzard of actions:
- Be a Cool Planet Skiers climate action leader in your community
- Host a film series, start a community solar project, organize or join your city energy commission or conservation committee
- Advocate for smart policies to reduce carbon emissions at a local, state and federal level
- Join or start a Citizens Climate Lobby group in your area to pass federal legislation for a revenue-neutral carbon tax
Together we will re-think and re-imagine healthy winters.
Read more about last year’s partnership with the I AM PRO SNOW campaign of the Climate Reality Project and tips on what skiers (and all snow lovers) can do. Though we won’t have a booth at the Birkie this year, we are still pleased to have initiated this partnership and support the great work of the I AM PRO SNOW campaign. Many Climate Reality Project trained speakers are involved in Cool Planet work.
Cross Country Skier Magazine article on Cool Planet Skiers
I AM PRO SNOW fact sheet on winter/snow impacts of climate change
Conversations for Climate Action tip sheet