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POW UK TURNS TWO - Jane Peel, Laax, Switzerland
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Protect Our Winters UK is about to have its 2nd birthday. We've been finding out more in one of Europe's greenest ski resorts.




Protect Our Winters UK is the UK branch of the international climate change group Protect Our Winters.

The movement started in the USA in 2007 by professional snowboarder, Jeremy Jones.

The global organisation has had some success in increasing awareness of the threat to winters posed by climate change and also in encouraging businesses and institutions to change their practices.

The UK branch was set up in May 2017.

Its ambassadors include the BBC Ski Sunday presenter, Ed Leigh, and ski instructor Warren Smith of The Warren Smith Ski Academy.

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PlanetSKI has been catching up with POW UK's General Manager, Lauren MacCallum.

She's been at The BRITS snowboard and freeski festival in Laax, Switzerland.

Laax is probably Europe's greenest ski resort, providing 70 per cent of its energy from renewable sources.

Find out more about Laax's green programme, Greenstyle:



Read more of our stories from The BRITS 2019:

MAIN PHOTO:  One of the solar powered lifts in Laax

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