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
in Local Campaigns

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 MN350 Divestment Team is up and running! Wondering how you can get more involved with divestment in Minnesota by supporting existing campaigns?  The MN350 Divestment Team meets twice a month to do just this!  These meetings are open to the public and there is no divestment experience required to be a part of the divestment team.  Click here for more details.   Divestment Background  350.org launched a new fossil fuel divestment campaign this past […]

Minneapolis Energy Options / Community Power
in Local Campaigns, Upcoming Event

Minneapolis Energy Options / Community Power

Though progress in tackling greenhouse gas emissions may be frustratingly slow at the national level, large city governments are diamonds in the rough where we see great climate policies being enacted. For example, we have the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan accompanied by the Minneapolis Energy Pathways Study. We must continue to work for policies that enable cities to meet their progressive energy goals. While it is a global issue we face, we have a once-in-a-generation […]

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 […]