April 3 Rally/March/Hearing:  A Day of Tar Sands Action in MN

April 3 Rally/March/Hearing: A Day of Tar Sands Action in MN

On April 3rd we rallied in the snow and sleet and  to protect Minnesota and the Great Lakes region by saying no to the proposed Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline expansion. Hundreds of people came to the rally and march, and then stayed for over 6 hours of public testimony at the Public Utilities Company. By April 14th, the opposition generated over 12,000 public comments for Judge Limpan.  This is incredible!   See more pictures […]

Send a Public Comment – Say No to Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Expansion!

Send a Public Comment – Say No to Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Expansion!

Let your voice be heard.  When our future, our climate, our water, land and local communities are at risk, stand up and voice your concern and then take action to create the world we want to live in.  One letter combined with hundreds of others shows a powerful movement for a livable future.  Join us! The Decision Making Process State Process:  Enbridge has proposed to expand its pipeline in two phases. In July of 2013, […]

Passenger Trains Not Oil Trains!

Passenger Trains Not Oil Trains!

President Obama is coming to town this Wednesday to talk about transit and job creation. Let’s celebrate the track to sustainable transit options and jobs while reminding President Obama that tar sands projects like KXL and the Alberta Clipper are in direct conflict with any commitment to action on climate change. 10:30 AM: Meet at Black Dog Cafe, 308 E Prince St, St Paul, MN 55101 11:00 AM: Walking protest and photo opp at Union […]

MN Youth to DC for Large Civil Disobedience Action: KXL Dissent

MN Youth to DC for Large Civil Disobedience Action: KXL Dissent

On March 1st and 2nd students across the country will be converging on Washington DC to take place in the largest student civil disobedience around climate change in history.  50 of those students will be from Minnesota. —— The Keystone XL pipeline is set to bring toxic tar sands from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast, where it will be refined for export. Young people realize that the approval of this pipeline will ensure that […]

Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area Votes to Take Divestment to National Church

Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area Votes to Take Divestment to National Church

On January 11th, the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area passed a resolution to ask the national denomination to divest its funds from the fossil fuel industry. The passage of this resolution comes at an exciting time as faith communities across the state are taking on divestment as a way to address climate change. What makes this story so inspirational is the pivotal role youth played in the success of the divestment overture. Students from […]

Sea Change: Addressing Climate Change on Lake Superior

Sea Change: Addressing Climate Change on Lake Superior

Learn how one family from Two Harbors is engaging as leaders in the climate movement in Minnesota! Sea Change is an ambitious three year sailing and community-growing project with the purpose of enhancing climate change awareness and education, and building alliances in communities along the shores of Lake Superior. The climate is changing, and scientific evidence is overwhelming that greenhouse gases (CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels in particular) are the principle cause.  […]

Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Earth Day Rally

Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Earth Day Rally

Five years ago, our state took a big bipartisan step to cleaner energy and a stronger economy, proving that we can create thousands of jobs. But our work is not done. Now, we have an opportunity to take the next big step forward – transitioning to clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power, increasing energy efficiency, and making it easier to generate local power. We can’t afford to wait. We must promote clean, renewable energy, […]

Divestment Minnesota

Divestment Minnesota

Come to the Minnesota Divestment Convergence on February 9th, 2014! Where: Mayflower Church, 106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419 When: Sunday, February 9th, 1pm – 5pm (Free lunch provided at 1pm) What: The movement to divest from fossil fuels is growing in Minnesota! On Sunday, February 9th we’ll be getting everyone in the same room to meet one another, tell our stories, develop shared strategy and reaffirm that we’re part of something really […]