POW works to fight climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. Meet our community of athletes and scientists who are working with POW to help make our voices louder…
Dr Kellie Archi is a research fellow at the Climate Change Research Institute at the Victoria University of Wellington. Her research focuses on climate change adaption; specifically how attitudes and beliefs can affect barriers to adaptation planning and implementation, climate information communication and household level adaptation in vulnerable areas. She is particularly interested in mountainous regions and has worked around the world; including the United States, the Indian Himalayas, Vanuatu and New Zealand.
Hey! I’m Jess and I’m from a small ski town in the North Island of NZ, called Ohakune. I’ve been competing in Freeride World Qualifying events for the last 2 years and am really enjoying the new challenge. I love being in the outdoors, whether on the snow or flying my paraglider! Throughout my lifetime, I have seen the effect that humans have had on this planet that we call home and I want to try and help make some positive changes. This is why I am getting involved and becoming part of the POW NZ team and spreading the word so that more people can take action.
I’m Stoked to be a part of POW and to now have it NZ. Im Keen to implement good practice in snow sports that we can be proud of and feel good that we are working towards being a solution and not a problem.