The MN350 Climate Education/Workshop and Community Engagement Teams have combined forces into the Education and Outreach Team. The primary purpose of this team is to build relationships with individuals and specific groups of people in Minnesota in order to build a stronger social fabric and more effective climate movement through education, stories, one on one engagement, training and more. This team also connects and maintains relationships internally with MN350 members throughout the state through phone calls and regular check-ins.
We do this through a variety of mediums including but not limited to event promotion, Flash Action, involvement in community work, resource tabling, film showings, group discussions, book clubs, etc. A sub team of the Education and Outreach Team is responsible for training both MN350 members and other Minnesotans in climate organizing tools that enable them to have a common organizing language/understanding in order to educate and inspire their communities to action.
Team Leaders: Brian Nowak and Chuck Prentice
The MN350 Political Advocacy Team works to engage Minnesota policy makers in issues related to climate change. They work to build a relationship of trust and accountability between MN350 and our MN representatives through the stories and expertise of Minnesotans. We focus on policy at the local, national and international level.
Team Leaders: John Schmid
Current Projects: Supporting local campaigns to Retire Sherco Coal Plants 1 and 2, pass renewable energy legislation through Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign and Transit for Livable Communities. At the national level we are supporting EPA regulations around carbon emissions from coal plants and more.
For other questions related to political advocacy contact: political-advocacy@MN350.org
Tar Sands Team
Climate scientists have warned that full development of the tar sands is “game over” for the climate. The Tar Sands team is working to build grassroots momentum to call on our political leaders to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline as well as the Enbridge Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion through the northern part of Minnesota.
Team Leaders: Ulla Nilsen
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The MN350 Communications Team builds effective communication internally and externally. They are committed to ensuring that members have the tools to consistently and confidently talk about MN350 through stories, online organizing, social media and traditional media and campaigns.
The MN350 Fundraising Team works to raise capital resources in order to financially support a coordinator role and expenses related to the website, campaigns and capacity building. MN350 is exploring ways to fund the organization in a way that relies on our own community and hopes to model how an organization can support itself through alternative models of raising capital such as barter.
Team Leaders: Anne Bauers and Tom McSteen
Current Project: 45 Day Fundraising Campaign, Grant writing and Barter to Cash Network