By: Ryan Dunfee
April 25, 2013
On April 11th, Jeremy Jones, pro snowboarder and founder of snow sports non-profit Protect Our Winters, was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his and POW’s work to bring attention to the issue of climate change within the winter sports community. The Champions of Change awards are part of President Obama’s Winning The Future Initiative, which recognize “ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” Jones was among a crowd that included an environmental biologist from the Bay Area and a climate change educator from Miami. Protect Our Winters was also recognized for being vocal about the effects of climate change and its unique approach of bringing professional snow sports athletes into schools to present young students with information about climate change.