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Minneapolis Divest Email Script

Hello Council Member ________, My name is __________.  I am a consituent in your ward.  I live in [Insert: your neighborhood]. I’m emailing you today to ask you to support the resolution asking the City of Minneapolis to support the fossil fuel divestment movement. Given the urgency responding to climate change requires we have to be using our institutional voice in any way we can to support the transition away from fossil fuels. Calling on […]

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Minneapolis Divest Phone Script

Hello Council Member ________, My name is __________.  I am a consituent in your ward.  I live in [Insert: your neighborhood]. I’m calling today to ask you to support the resolution asking the City of Minneapolis to support the fossil fuel divestment movement. Given the urgency responding to climate change requires we have to be using our institutional voice in any way we can to support the transition away from fossil fuels. We need to […]

Minneapolis DIVEST!
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Minneapolis DIVEST!

Minneapolis DIVEST! Minnesota 350 has been heavily involved with local campaigns to divest funds from fossil fuels, from colleges to institutions of faith to the state’s pension fund. Now, we believe it’s time to get the city of Minneapolis officially on the right side of this key environmental battle. The Divest! Minneapolis initiative is bringing this right to their doors. We’re asking that the Minneapolis City Council endorse fossil fuel divestment for the city’s colleges and universities, along with […]

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

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Minnesota Divestment Wins

CBSG Divests! In spring of 2013 the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) announced they were divesting from fossil fuels!  The international conservation organization has set itself a goal to be completely fossil fuel free by 2017.  CBSG is an international conservation organization whose mission is to save threatened species by making conservation efforts more effective.  Though for many years they have understood that climate change stands to undermine all of their conservation efforts.  Divestment therefore […]

MN350 takes a “dramatic” turn during Summer Heat
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MN350 takes a “dramatic” turn during Summer Heat

The end of July in Minnesota, and barely 60 degrees with intermittent showers every 20 minutes; it was not the weather we were expecting for Summer Heat. Nonetheless, the sun shone out from the heavy clouds at exactly the right time, and our beautiful puppets and paper mache props went across the bridge miraculously dry. This action highlighted the who, what, where, and whys of Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight in a larger than life vibrant […]

Bill McKibben Skis the Birkebeiner in 3:55.
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Bill McKibben Skis the Birkebeiner in 3:55.

Saturday February 23rd:  Bill McKibben, founder of global climate movement organization 350.org skied the 54 km American Birkebeiner  in 3:55.  While he was striving for 3:50, his Cool Planet and MN350 cheering squad assured him that we would be happy to take 355 sealed and delivered. Bill arrived on Wednesday for a whirlwind tour in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Celebrating and Preserving Winter.  On Wednesday he spoke at St. Thomas University where students read a collection […]

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MN350 Alumni Letter Writing Campaign

The MN350  Alumni Letter Writing Campaign is part of a larger Fossil Fuel Divestment action started by 350.org in November 2012.  We are asking MN350 members and the public to write letters to schools they have attended in support of this campaign. Specifically here’s what we are asking your help with: 1.  Get the names and addresses of the key decision makers at your school President Chair of the Board of Trustees or Regents Chief […]

Divestment Minnesota
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Divestment Minnesota

The Fossil Fuel Divestment movement was born in 2012 to help our society draw the connection between the fossil fuel industry and global climate change.  It aims to take away the social license the industry currently possesses to ruin the planet through it’s businesses practices.  It also works to catalyze the dialogue around building a more healthy and sustainable future for our planet. What is fossil fuel divestment?   Click here to learn more about the […]