POW works to fight climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective change makers. Meet our community of athletes and scientists who are working with POW to help make our voices louder…
Dr Kelli Archie is a research fellow at the Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. She is an environmental social scientist, whose research focuses on climate change adaptation; specifically how attitudes and beliefs can affect barriers to adaptation planning and implementation, climate information communication and household level adaptation in vulnerable areas. As a native of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she is particularly interested in alpine and mountainous regions and has worked around the world in 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.