350.org is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. 350.org was founded by a group of university friends in the U.S., along with author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public. (If you haven’t read Bill McKibben’s article in the Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math: Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe,” take a look. He calls it the most important piece of literature he has written since his first book, “The End of Nature,” written more than 30 years ago. Learn about the 2012 Do The Math tour.)
Through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions 350.org coordinates a global network active in almost every country in the world.
350.org activists work on campaigns like fighting coal power plants in India, stopping the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S, and divesting public institutions everywhere from fossil fuels. All of its work leverages people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis.
That requires feet on the ground in local communities and that’s where groups like MN350 come in. Real change happens from the bottom up and MN350 is doing that work in Minnesota.