We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us if we’re going to reach the goal of safe levels of carbon and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. MN350 works to build a just and active climate movement in Minnesota using grassroots organizing and mass mobilization in creative local and national campaigns.
If you are interested in becoming active with these campaigns, check MN350 Teams for a contact person for a team taking action on that issue.
Divestment Minnesota The Fossil Fuel Divestment movement was born in 2012 to help our society draw the connection between the fossil fuel industry and global climate change. It aims to take away the social license the industry currently possesses to ruin the planet through it’s businesses practices. It also works to catalyze the dialogue around building a more healthy and sustainable future for our planet.
Oil Campaigns There is enough carbon in the Alberta Tar Sands oil for experts to say that exploitation of these oilfields will mean "game over" for the planet. But even before Canadian oil is burned, it's already wreaking havoc on the environment and human health. North Dakota oil presents another set of problems; it's more than twice as volatile (explosive) as some other types of oil, making it a real danger to transport. MN350 oil campaigns focus on challenging oil company’s requests to expand pipeline capacity and to build more pipelines across Minnesota lands, as well as working to ensure the health of people and the safety of the water supply along oil transit routes. You don't need to travel across the country to have an impact on an oil pipeline -- you can do it right here at home.
Minneapolis Energy Options Although energy options didn’t make it onto the Minneapolis ballot in 2013, the push for clean energy and jobs is far from done. Learn more about the newest campaign from Minneapolis Energy Options – Powerful Conversations.
Retire the Dirty Sherco Coal-Burning Plants Sherco is the biggest source of mercury, soot and carbon emissions in the state of Minnesota. In 2013, the Public Utilities Commission told Xcel it needed to examine the cost of continuing to burn coal at the two oldest Sherco units - #1 and 2 – versus the cost of replacing those units. Xcel came back with a recommendation that it continue business as usual. That’s not good for the health of Minnesotans, or for our climate. The Northstar Chapter of the Sierra Club is leading the fight with its Beyond Coal campaign. Learn more by visiting the Sierra Club website.
400 Reasons to Fight Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million in the Arctic for the first time in human history. The gravity of the climate crisis sparked the 400 Reasons to Fight campaign - a project collecting images, sounds and stories to remind people why we are fighting for action to reduce CO2.