Camp Firelight

Camp Firelight

Camp Firelight was an 1855 Treaty People Gathering and Prayer Occupation on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in northern MN – June 8-14, 2021. It all began with the We Are All Treaty People Gathering held on June 5-8, 2021, an event planned and supported by several grassroots and non-profit organizations, it was a… Read more »

MPR In Focus: Environmental Justice and Minnesota’s Climate Future

As part of Earth Month 2022, MPR invited MN350 Executive Director Tee McClenty to join Indigenous Peoples Task Force Executive Director Sharon M. Day and Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina (COPAL) Executive Director Francisco Segovia for a virtual discussion exploring some of the meaningful and culturally specific ways environmental justice is being… Read more »

Meet MN350’s new Executive Director Theresa “Tee” McClenty

  In February, MN350 welcomed Theresa “Tee” McClenty as its executive director. Tee brings a wealth of experience in executive leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, and team development. Previously, she worked at NorthPoint Health and Wellness and served as executive director of the Minnesota School Employees Association and executive vice president of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. Tee… Read more »

Episodes from the third season of Nourish by MN350

In this season’s 2nd episode,”Changing the Course of a Neighborhood,” volunteers Shannon Lippke and Jeff Diamond interview three board members of the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI): Dean Dovolis, Karen Clark, and Cassandra Holmes. For years, EPNI has fought on behalf of Minneapolis’ East Phillips neighborhood, a majority BIPOC community with a history of rampant… Read more »

Ways to celebrate Earth month 2022 in Minnesota

Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and there are events happening all month. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate Earth month in Minnesota. Activities: Earth Day Festival 5K, April 21, St. Cloud Ashdown Forest School Earth Day Celebration, April 22, Breezy Point Celebrate Earth Day with MNIPL, April 22, Minneapolis Earth… Read more »

Minneapolis mobilizes for climate and equity

There is a movement happening in Minneapolis. For the past four months, teams of people from every ward across the city have been gathering around a simple but revolutionary idea: that every single person – regardless of where they live, how much they make, or the color of their skin – deserves to live and… Read more »

What was the big deal about the 2021 summer drought?

Throughout recorded history, all regions have recognized cycles of drought. Every decade or two, a given region experiences dry conditions with often devastating consequences for agriculture. But like all cycles, there has always been a natural balance between wet and dry years with most years falling somewhere in the middle. While the boom-and-bust cycle isn’t… Read more »

Catch up on Nourish, MN350 Action’s podcast

As the Nourish by MN350 podcast team prepares for its third season, we’re rebroadcasting past episodes to remind us how our guests are revitalizing our land, ecosystems, and communities. Use your preferred podcast player to listen (or relisten) to “A Cup That Overflows” from April 2021. Host Lisa Chou talks about food waste with Danielle… Read more »

Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050: The IEA 1.5C scenario
Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050: The IEA 1.5C scenario

The following blog post summarizes a roadmap provided by the International Energy Agency focused on net-zero carbon emissions. At MN350, it is our position that net zero doesn’t adequately address the climate crisis and in many instances is used to allow polluting industries to carry on with business as usual on the promise of future… Read more »

MN350’s podcast wraps season two

MN350 recently wrapped up season two of its podcast, Nourish. In the episode “In Transition,” host Jeff Diamond explores the future of agriculture with Mhonpaj Lee, an organic farmer, real estate agent, and food advocate within the Hmong community in Minnesota. Mhonpaj and her mother run Mhonpaj’s Garden, a family organic farm focused on instruction,… Read more »