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A Reflection on the Line 3 March
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A Reflection on the Line 3 March

By Amy Felegy For a full recap of the Line 3 March and for next steps (including info on the upcoming Northern hearings), click here Amassed below the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, protesters’ cheers and cries echoed through St. Paul’s streets. Last Thursday, the Hold the Line March and Rally to Stop Line 3 brought people together from across the state to stand against Enbridge’s proposed pipeline. “Protect,” “Respect,” and “Honor” were among […]

Volunteer Voices
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Volunteer Voices

Our power lies in the number of individuals who commit to working together to defend our climate, water and communities.

There are many opportunities to plug your talents into MN350!

Filling the empty shoes: A report from the Paris climate talks
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Filling the empty shoes: A report from the Paris climate talks

Paris – Dec 7, 2015: In the wake of terrorist attacks that left more than 100 people dead, the French Government declared a state of emergency ahead of the long-awaited “COP21” international climate negotiations. The government banned a major march planned by a coalition of groups for November 29th, the day before the talks began. Thus two Minnesotans, my mom, Mary Steiner and I found ourselves out before the Paris dawn, using gestures to coordinate […]

VIDEO: June 6: A Social Movement
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VIDEO: June 6: A Social Movement

MN350 is happy to announce our newest video, telling the story of extractive industry across the Great Lakes and announcing the biggest tar sands action ever in the region! Watch it here: Make sure to join us on June 6 in St. Paul: tarsandsresistance.org/?source=MN350. Learn more about the march on June 6.

Lego Robotics Team to support Haiyan victims and MN350
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Lego Robotics Team to support Haiyan victims and MN350

We are “The Last Resort”, a Lego Robotics team from Seward Montessori School in south Minneapolis. The theme for this year’s robotics competition is natural disasters: “Nature’s Fury”. We are looking at the relationship between typhoons and global warming. We have studied typhoons in general and Typhoon Haiyan in particular. We learned that more CO2 in the air raises the earth’s temperature, which makes storms stronger. We would like to support the people of the […]

Nineteen Hours and Forty Two Minutes.
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Nineteen Hours and Forty Two Minutes.

Nineteen hours and forty two minutes of reading, small talk, fidgeting and eventually, for the lucky ones, snoring. On Saturday, February 16th, I boarded a bus, bound for Washington DC to participate in a climate change rally. There were 187 Minnesotans in all, united in our opposition to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline will unlock and carry the dirty tar sands oil out of Canada across the Great Plains, to a […]

Stunning 40,000+ Rally in DC for Forward on Climate
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Stunning 40,000+ Rally in DC for Forward on Climate

What a day! Over 40,000 people, including over 200 Minnesotans poured into the streets of Washington, DC on Sunday 2/17/2014 to push President Obama to take our nation “Forward on Climate” and say no to the Keystone XL pipeline. Seventy Minnesotans departed on the Earth Train Friday to enjoy two days of singing, story telling, teaching and visiting on the train. Over 100 more boarded two buses on Saturday to arrive just in time for the big […]

Riding the Earth Train to Washington
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Riding the Earth Train to Washington

Minnesotans Depart for Forward on Climate Rally, 2012 This morning, 70 Minnesotans discovered that changing one word can change the world. As they gathered at the St. Paul Amtrak station, a flash mob blossomed singing, “Ride on the earth train,” a heartfelt adaptation of Cat Steven’s “Peace Train.” The dream of an earth train was born on November 30th as Susan and Jim Lenfestey left Bill McKibben’s Do the Math Tour feeling inspired and ready […]

Jim Nichols: Investing in the Future
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Jim Nichols: Investing in the Future

Standing around in a wind turbine might not sound like the most exciting way to spend an evening but if the owner Jim Nichols is there it can be pretty intense.  He is not as young as he used to be and he has seen a lot of failures in U.S. systems but he has certainly not lost his passion.  It is refreshing to see such resolve and optimism in the face of potential social, […]

Laughing Loon Farm: a story of resiliency
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Laughing Loon Farm: a story of resiliency

Story written by MN350 member Claire Curran Gone are the days of gentle rain, or so it seems. These days, it’s either suffocating drought or devastating thunderstorm, leaving farmers scrambling for solutions. This has certainly been the experience of Dayna Burtness, lead farmer at Laughing Loon Farm. This is Dayna’s first season; she’s rented 5 acres of land from Seeds Farm and has started a successful organic farm. Her veggies can be found on your […]