CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY Optic™ today announced a partnership with Protect Our Winters (POW) and SPY Professional Snowboarder David Carrier Porcheron. DCP's relationship with POW reaffirms his commitment to promoting environmental consciousness. He is active in a number of POW interests, including its Riders Alliance initiative—an athlete coalition—and Hot Planets/Cool Athletes program—a youth education series administered in conjunction with Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).

"The POW Hot Planets/Cool Athletes program affords DCP the opportunity to engage kids about climate change and help influence the next generation of sustainability leaders," say Kevin Casillo, SPY Snow Segment manager. "DCP is a longtime proponent of reducing his carbon footprint and, working with POW, he has a chance to reach an entirely new, young audience and connect to the snow industry at the same time."

With respect to the POW Riders Alliance, DCP joins a list of esteemed fellow athletes, including Gretchen Bleiler and Jeremy Jones, in leveraging their collective influence to affect public policy and promote environmental responsibility. Throughout the year, POW rallies the Riders Alliance behind renewable energy initiatives and enterprises designed to heighten awareness of greenness through community education, outreach and action, from local levels to Capitol Hill.

"I have become aware of my impact on the planet in recent years and, a snowboarder, I appreciate being in nature so much—my career completely depends on it," says DCP. "SPY and POW help me give back to the environment with a portion of sales of my signature snow goggle going to POW's reinvestment with organizations that share our sustainability mission and focus."

For more information about POW, its programs, success stories, members, sponsors and grant recipients, log-on at www.protectourwinters.org. For details about the SPY + DCP + Yes™ Zed™ goggle, go to http://www.spyoptic.com/zed/d/1057_c_200. For more information about SPY, log-on at www.spyoptic.com.