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New Divestment Briefing Book!
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New Divestment Briefing Book!

Divestment is one of the most effective and innovative campaigns driving the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future.  What do you know about fossil-free divestment?  Now you can know more with the Divestment Briefing Book! The Divestment Briefing Book is a project of the MN350 Divestment Team that aims to make divestment’s learning curve a little less steep.  It includes key talking points on climate change and divestment, an in-depth description of […]

Let’s Talk Climate Conversation Toolkit!
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Let’s Talk Climate Conversation Toolkit!

In our current social and political environment, a lot of us experience cognitive dissonance between what we know is happening to the planet because of climate change, and what we’re doing about it. Not only that, but it can be a difficult subject to broach with the people we see everyday–even though a lot of us are feeling the same thing. We’re thinking about it, but sometimes we feel we can’t talk about it. Well, […]

VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders Opposes Pipelines
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VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders Opposes Pipelines

At the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 29th, 2016, U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took a firm stand against Enbridge pipeline expansion, including the Sandpiper and Alberta Clipper pipelines, due to their climate impact and other risks. Video: Sign our petition to stop the Alberta Clipper double cross expansion scheme. Transcript of remarks: [Thanks Winona LaDuke for introducing him.] Let me get to this right away, because I know how passionately Winona feels […]

Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report
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Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report

Minneapolis, MN – A new report compiled by national and regional environmental and Tribal groups exposes the serious threat Enbridge Inc., the Canadian oil pipeline goliath, poses to the Great Lakes region. READ THE REPORT HERE: Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report Released today, the report highlights the various tar sands projects Enbridge operates across the Great Lakes region and the devastating impact it has had on communities and will continue to have if Enbridge is permitted to continue its scheme […]

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 […]

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MN350 Statement of Solidarity

MN350 stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MN NOC) and the brave people at the #4thPrecinctShutDown encampment. We join you in calling for justice for Jamar Clark and his family and a speedy and transparent investigation. We call for urgent action to address police violence against people of color and structural racism in Minnesota. MN350 organizes for climate justice: We recognize and seek to address the deep connections […]

Senator Franken’s Letter
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Senator Franken’s Letter

Senator Franken (and 10 other senators) recently sent the below letter to Secretary Kerry about the Alberta Clipper and Line 3. Franken Line 3 Letter to Sec Kerry MN350 and partners released the following press statement: Senators Call for Answers on Enbridge Great Lakes Pipeline Expansions Senators Franken, Warren, Sanders, Durbin, Stabenow, Peters, Baldwin, Whitehouse, Boxer, Merkley, and Schatz raise questions about approval process for Enbridge’s Line 3 and Alberta Clipper tar sands expansion projects […]

New Report Release
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New Report Release

MN350 released a new report on October 5 connecting the dots between Minnesota banking giants Wells Fargo and US Bank and climate change, calling on them to take necessary steps to address climate change and invest in a renewable energy future that works for all people.  Currently, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo invest billions in some of the industries that are causing runaway climate change including tar sands oil development, mountaintop coal removal and fracking. […]

MN350 Community Meetings
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MN350 Community Meetings

***Next Community Meeting is 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesday, November 10 at 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis*** What is the Community Meeting? The community meeting is an opportunity to learn what MN350 is all about: who we are, what we do and how we do it.  As an organization primarily run by volunteers, how we show up and catalyze a climate movement in Minnesota depends much upon who shows and the energy people bring.  This meeting provides the […]

MN350 Volunteer Opportunities!
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MN350 Volunteer Opportunities!

There are a variety of ways your passion and skills can plug into the climate movement in MN.  The first part of the list covers opportunities for the organization at large as well as for the specific campaigns we are involved in.  The last portion is campaign specific needs.  Welcome to the movement. Not sure how you want to plug in or want more info? Contact kate@MN350.org or 651-402-8901.   MN350 Artwork and Props Volunteers: […]