Weekly Action Alert

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How You Can Participate in the Climate Change Movement in the Next Weeks:

 

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Pledge to Resist Line 3

Despite last week’s atrocious decision by the Public Utilities Commission, the fight against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is far from over. We still stand united to resist Enbridge’s assault on Minnesota’s land and water. Add your name to the Pledge of Resistance. #ExpectResistance

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Tell Your Candidates to Reject Fossil Fuel $

MN350 Action’s first campaign is a call for candidates in Minnesota to reject contributions from fossil fuel interests. We need your help! Use our simple form to let candidates know you want them to sign the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge. And make sure to like us on Facebook!

 

 

Skill of the Week

Sponsorship Outreach! We are looking for volunteers for one to two hours per week for the next couple months to do sponsorship outreach for MN350’s fall gala, Let’s Be Heard.  Volunteers will meet with sponsorship coordinator for 30 minutes by phone. The rest of the work can be done at home. Availability during daytime business hours and phone and email capabilities needed for this role. Contact Alexandrea@MN350.org if interested!

To find out about other volunteer opportunities at MN350, click here!

 

Upcoming Events and Trainings!

S Minneapolis and Inver Grove Heights – July 6 & 7 – Public Canvass Days

Come out to our canvass day to have conversations at the door, with neighbors about why climate matters. MN350 has teamed up with researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley to test the efficacy of using narrative to connect with people on values, move beyond polarization, and motivate people to take action for climate justice. We’ll provide you with a script and a training – on either the deep or conventional method and head out together as a group! Rides provided. Sign up today! Email nicole@mn350.org if you have questions.

South Minneapolis – Saturday, July 7 – Meet at MN350 Office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis at 9:30 a.m.

Inver Grove Heights – Sunday, July 8 – Meet at Caribou Coffee 610 Opperman Dr, Eagan, MN 55123 at noon.

 

Inver Grove Heights & NE Minneapolis — Wednesday, July 11 – Climate Conversation

Let’s talk climate solutions! Join us next week for Climate Conversations in both Inver Grove Heights and Northeast Minneapolis. We’ll have honest conversations about climate change impacts and solutions for building a healthy future together. Sign up below. Wednesday, July 11 from 6:30-8pm at:

Inver Grove Heights: Old World Pizza 5660 Bishop Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

NE Minneapolis: Eastside Food Co-op 2551 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Minneapolis — Thursday, July 19 – Climate Conversation Carnival

Join us for a special evening co-hosted by the Tiny Diner. There will be delicious local food, live music with Mayra and the Moonshiners and See More Perspective, and hands-on activities with MN350. Come talk climate, enjoy the evening, and learn about MN350’s current campaigns and how you can become involved by building on your unique skills and interests. Thursday, July 19 from 5-8 PM at the Tiny Diner. Sign-up now to stay up to date on the full schedule of events.

Partner Events & Trainings

 

 

 

MN350 Campaign Teams – Real Organizing for Real Change

Pipeline Resistance Team (PRT) –  The next team meetings will be Thursday, July 12th 6:30-8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S Mpls. Join the Resistance! Contact  Andy@mn350.org for more info.

Policy Action Team (PAT)  –  This team has been interviewing political candidates about their views on clean energy and climate justice, and prioritizing actions around the upcoming legislative races.  At our next meeting July 11 7:00 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S in Minneapolis, we will be discussing candidate endorsements, legislative races to target, and get out the vote efforts. We welcome new members who can contribute to this important work!  Contact Lois@mn350.org to join us!

Solutions Team – The Solutions Team is a new initiative from MN350 volunteers to “build the positives” by pushing industry-wide shifts toward sustainable alternatives and envisioning the world we want to see. Join us to discuss and advance renewable agriculture, clean transportation, efficient just energy, and more. Our next meeting is Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm at 2104 Stevens Ave S.

ECO (Education and Community Outreach) Team – Join a dynamic team as we plan creative and innovative events to inspire community members to take action and join the climate justice movement! Our next meeting is Monday, August 6 at 6:30 PM at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Contact Brian@mn350.org if interested in joining in!

Corporate Accountability Team (CAT) – It’s time to take a deep dive into the impacts of capitalism and possibilities of alternative systems on the global climate crisis and our local communities. Interested in the team? Contact Kate@mn350.org.

Gala Team – Yep, that’s right! The Gala Team is in full swing planning for the 2018 Gala for Climate Justice. Want to join the team? Happy to have you! Contact Kate@MN350.org to get started with this fun group of volunteers.

St Paul Team – Connect with St. Paul neighbors who want to be part of the just transition to renewable energy for everyone. Help us identify local priorities for climate justice organizing and action. Join us TBD at the East Side Freedom Library1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, 55106.

 

Support MN350

Everything we do relies on people volunteering their time and resources. Will you chip in each month at whatever amount feels meaningful to you? Become a monthly sustainer of MN350 and impaction climate action in Minnesota!