Local Campaigns

Minneapolis DIVEST!
in Divestment, Local Campaigns

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 […]

Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight
in Local Campaigns, Minnesota Energy Campaigns

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 […]

400 Reasons to Fight
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400 Reasons to Fight

June 2012 was a moment in history that will yield insignificant in the coming years.  Yet, it caught our attention as 400ppm of carbon dioxide was recorded in the Arctic for the first time in human history. This was a reminder of the gravity of the climate crisis for folks at MN350 sparking 400 Reasons to Fight, a project collecting images, sounds and stories of why we are fighting for climate justice. What is your […]

Divestment Minnesota
in Archive, Divestment, Local Campaigns, National Campaigns

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 […]

Minneapolis Energy Options / Community Power
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Minneapolis Energy Options / Community Power

On December 3, 2014, the White House and U.S. Department of Energy designated the City of Minneapolis as a Climate Action Champion. This competitive award was granted to Minneapolis most specifically because the city signed an Agreement to create a first-in-the-nation Clean Energy Partnership with its energy utilities, Xcel and CenterPoint on October 17th 2014. This City-Utility Partnership has the potential to transform energy management for Minneapolis energy consumers enough to meet very aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in the […]

Retire Sherco Coal Plants 1 & 2
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Retire Sherco Coal Plants 1 & 2

In our efforts to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to a safe level of 350 ppm, MN350 is joining with partners to strengthen Xcel Energy’s resource plan by retiring the dirtiest coal plant in Minnesota, Sherco 1 and 2, and investing more in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

 Coal plant pollution accounts for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. In a world with increasing extreme weather, energy producers and consumers […]