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Global Divestment Week – Divest & MNvest!
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Global Divestment Week – Divest & MNvest!

Minnesotans have long appreciated our state’s lakes, rivers, forests and farmlands, yet climate change threatens our state’s treasures through rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and degraded air and water quality. These climate impacts also threaten our economy, agriculture, and public health. Yet individual Minnesotans can only do so much. Minnesota businesses and banks are profiting from investments that contribute to climate change and hurt our communities. For example, U.S. Bank invests in the fossil fuel […]

Winter Community Gathering!
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Winter Community Gathering!

Join us as we celebrate our community by sharing food and stories and making connections! We’ll acknowledge what we’ve accomplished together this last year — the outstanding work of our volunteer leaders, teams, and members! We’ll also listen to reflections from NoDAPL and calls to actions from leaders in our community. Where are we heading in 2017? Join us to find out how you can be involved! With each day of the winter, each of […]

Minnesotans Move U.S. Bank to Step Back from Coal
in Corporate Accountability, U.S. Bank Campaign

Minnesotans Move U.S. Bank to Step Back from Coal

After months of community actions at bank branches and flooding top executives’ in-boxes, we received U.S. Bank’s new Environmental Policy. This is huge! This means U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the country, is beginning to listen. Take Action!  With your help U.S. Bank took a step back from coal. Now let’s help them keep all of it in the ground. Take action today to help spread the word on Facebook and/or Twitter. Learn more […]

Minnesotans Move their Money from U.S. Bank
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Minnesotans Move their Money from U.S. Bank

On February 16, over 100 religious leaders and community members gathered in front of U.S. Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis to call on U.S. Bank to stop toxic practices harming our communities and world.   U.S. Bank continues hazardous business practices that threaten our water, climate and indigenous communities by funding dangerous tar sands oil pipelines and fossil fuel extraction. Over the last several months, MN350 and partners had asked U.S. Bank to meet with […]

Press Release: MN banks should divest from climate chaos
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Press Release: MN banks should divest from climate chaos

For immediate release: January 26, 2016 For more information contact: Ulla Nilsen, MN350 Corporate Accountability ulla@mn350.org, 612-787-7110 Kate Jacobson, MN350 Program Director kate@mn350.org, 651-402-8901 Activists: MN banks should divest from climate chaos Report says Wells Fargo, US Bank invest billions in most-damaging fossil fuels On January 26th at 10:15 am, 25 members of local climate change activist group MN350 entered the lobby of US Bank at the corner of Hennepin and University, chanting “US Bank, […]

U.S. Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution
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U.S. Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution

While most big banks have recently begun to divest from coal mining companies, U.S. Bank has not, and has refused to substantively engage on climate issues. It’s time to Move Your Money from U.S. Bank until they decide to Fund Solutions, Not Pollution.  U.S. Bank needs to put its business practices where its mouth is and invest in the well-being of our communities and climate. Move Your Money TODAY! This action is in response to the Corporate […]

U.S. Bank Accountability Campaign
in Corporate Accountability, Divestment, Get Organized!, Local Campaigns, U.S. Bank Campaign

U.S. Bank Accountability Campaign

MN350 has joined forces with Minnesotans for a Fair Economy (MFE), an exciting coalition of faith, community, and labor organizations, on a campaign targeting U.S. Bank. MN350 is working in partnership with MFE and divestment groups across the country to call on U.S. Bank to follow the lead of other financial institutions to end financing for extreme fossil fuel projects. Action Alert – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

MN350 is Mobilizing Minnesotans!
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MN350 is Mobilizing Minnesotans!

Mobilizing efforts that bring massive numbers of people together play a critical role in building movement momentum and inspiring a broader public dialogue about climate change, climate impacts, and climate policy. Organizing and supporting these efforts is one role that MN350 plays in the climate movement in Minnesota. Since 2013, we have organized six trips, including the famous Earth Train to Forward on Climate in 2013, to join others in the United States in calling each other […]

Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight
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Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight

Many of us are familiar with the Keystone XL project that has illuminated the existence and impacts of the tar sands development in Alberta, Canada to folks in the U.S. and around the world.  What some have known for a while is that we have our own tar sands pipeline running through northern Minnesota called the Alberta Clipper that was put into production in 2010 to carry tar sands crude oil to Midwest refineries and […]