Adventure requires a healthy planet. So to mark Earth Day this April, we’re sharing personal essays from individuals who are doing their part to protect our home. Jeremy Jones is regarded as one of the most accomplished and decorated big mountain athletes of all time. He has parlayed his success into founding Jones Snowboards and creating Protect Our Winters, a climate action nonprofit that is changing how US policies on climate change are written. Here, he details how fear doesn’t have to stop us from moving forward.