Weekly Action Alert

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Tickets now available for our October 5 Gala! Click here to join us!

 

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT WEEKS:

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We’re implementing a plan to win on climate at the state capitol. Here’s the plan: we’re asking people across the state of Minnesota to commit to taking a bi-weekly action to hold their legislators accountable to climate justice.  If we can create a steady drumbeat of pressure into the legislature we have a better chance of advancing clean energy and climate action.

Are you able to take a simple bi-weekly action that can collectively make a big difference? If interested, sign up here and someone from our Policy Action Team will send you more information.

Support the Pipeline Resistance Camps!

There are three public camps in Minnesota working to stop Line 3; Camp Turtle IslandMa’iingan Prayer and Cultural Camp, and Camp Mukwa – the Line 3 Frontline Camp  You can support them in one of several ways:

  1. If you are able, please support these camps with donations (money, fresh produce, camp supplies). See their Facebook pages for details – linked in blue above.

  2. Work alongside the water protectors setting up intentional communities to protect their communities and water. Support them especially during the wild rice season, Sept 1 – 15th. You would need your own camping gear and donations of fresh produce are always welcome. Questions? Contact Kathy@MN350.org
  3. On Friday, September 8th join water protectors for a treaty delivery/ jingle dress dance/rally in Superior at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1316 N 14th St Superior 10AM – 1 PM.  More info here  To join a carpool, fill out this form with your info and we’ll try to assist this process

  4. Attend a music benefit for the camps with an open mic this Friday night at Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S. Mpls 7 PM – Midnight

 

Skill of the Week

Writing: We have several writing projects going currently, and we need your help! Whether you prefer fact sheets or storytelling, you can use your talents to help build a powerful movement! Contact Ulla@MN350.org to find out more.



Upcoming Events and Trainings!

Saturday, September 9 – TWO great workshops at the at the Energy Fair in Saint Paul Harriet Island, in the middle of the Mississippi river below Downtown St Paul.

Saturday, September 16 - Doorknocking to Shift Hearts and Minds.  We are talking with Minnesotans about how climate change has affected them and what needs to be done. Come learn to connect through heart-to-heart conversations, to help people take action and make climate an urgent moral issue in Minnesota. Join us every other Saturday through November starting on Saturday, September 16th from 9:30-2:30 in Anoka.RSVP for location and more details.

Monday, September 18 - MN350 Welcome Event.  Come eat, drink, and learn about what MN350 is doing to fight climate change – and the opportunities for new volunteers to engage! Team leaders will discuss current campaigns, and describe how you can become involved by building on your unique skills and interests. At Lake Monster Brewing Company – food at 5:30, presentation at 6:30 PM. For more details, RSVP!
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Saturday, September 24 - Tabling Training at Open Streets.  Nothing beats face to face interaction for getting people to take climate action! We’ll be talking to folks at Nicollet Open Streets from 11-5 on Saturday, Sept 24, and we’d love to have you join us! Never tabled before? No problem, we can provide on-the-job training! For more information sign up here.


Public Hearings on the Need and Route for the Line 3 Pipeline
 - SAVE THE DATE for your area! – Please attend one of the two separate hearings - one from1 to 4 PM and one from 6 to 9 PM in the towns listed below. The exact building locations have not yet been announced.

September 26 - Thief River Falls

September 28 -St Paul (with a huge outdoor rally from 4 to 6 PM)

October 10 - Grand Rapids

October 11 - McGregor

October 12 - Hinckley

October 17 - Bemidji

October 18 - Duluth

October 25 - Cross Lake

October 26 - St. Cloud

Volunteers are needed to help with the ST Paul march and rally, can you help out?

MN350 Campaign Teams – Real Organizing for Real Change

Pipeline Resistance Team - Although we already have several Keystone XL sized pipelines traversing our state, another new tar sands pipeline, Line 3, is proposed in brand new corridor. Join the resistance to new fossil fuel infrastructure right here, in Minnesota! The next team meetings will be Sept 7 and 216:30-8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S Mpls 55404. Entry easiest through the back south door. Contact Kathy@mn350.org for more info!

Policy Action Team (PAT) -  MN350 continues to speak truth about climate change at the Capitol, and stands for clean energy, energy efficiency initiatives, and a full Environmental Impact Statement for crude oil pipelines. We’re holding our legislators accountable to climate justice and we need your help!  The next team meeting is Wednesday, Sept 13, 7-8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S. ContactLois@mn350.org  for more info.

ECO (Education, Communication and Outreach) Team - Join a dynamic team as we take on creative and innovative projects to inspire community members to take action and join the climate justice movement! Our next meeting is Monday, September 11 at 6:30 PM at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Contact Brian@MN350.org if interested in joining in!

Corporate Accountability Team - We are ramping up our efforts to move U.S. Bank away from financing Enbridge and Line 3 to investing in a just, clean energy economy! Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30pm at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Can’t make the meeting?You can take action online! Contact Kate@MN350.org if you are interested in learning more!


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for our first annual gala!  There are many ways to participate and support our work.  Sign up today to help before or on the day of the gala. We are looking for people excited to help call our supporters and create the art for the evening.  Sign up today to work with a great team of folks to make this fundraising event a huge success!

For the list of many other current volunteer opportunities at MN350, click here!

Partner Events and Workshops!

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September 9-10 – Energy Fair in Saint Paul! Now in its 28th year, The Energy Fair brings people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features interactive workshops, exhibitors, live music, inspiring keynote speakers, family fun, great local food, and more. Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.  MN350 will have a workshop at the fair, at 3PM - Saturday (Taking Action on Climate Change)  More info here!

Sept 14th - Webinar On Buying a Used Electric Car! Think electric cars are expensive? Think again.Register for Fresh Energy’s upcoming webinar to learn more about these affordable electric car options and which models would work best for you. 12- 1 PM

October 7, 8, 9 – Sacred Places, Sacred Stories: A Journey into Healing Justice Conference  Join The Center for Sustainable Justice, Healing Minnesota Stories, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation, with support and participation from Jewish Community Action. Each day of the conference will include ritual, stories, and action as we share with community organizers building resilience and resistance in response to white supremacy has stolen. More information and registration here!