MN350 blog

Shaping the story about climate justice throughout Minnesota
Uniting with COPAL + Latinx

Francisco Segovia, Executive Director of COPAL, and a supporter of MN350, has been a community organizer in Minnesota for more than 20 years. Originally from El Salvador, where he taught school and went to university in San Miguel, Segovia came to the United States in 1990 after the Salvadoran government began to crack down on… Read more »

Tackling tough climate questions

The climate crisis is leading organizations of all sorts to be faced with – and forced to answer – tough questions. Those tough questions were a common theme in this week’s climate news, compiled and distributed daily by MN350 volunteer Sid Farrar. Here are just a few of the tough questions on climate and the who,… Read more »

Rally for Chase to divest

JPMorgan Chase was our target, the largest Wall Street financier of dirty fossil fuels, and our goal was twofold: continue to strengthen and expand our social justice community while demanding that Chase Bank and its shareholders divest from all tar sands projects including Line 3.

Write to oppose Line 3

During summer 2019, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be reviewing an application for an important water quality permit that the Enbridge pipeline company needs to build the Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline. The PCA is a state agency responsible for protecting clean air and water in Minnesota. It will be holding public… Read more »

Call it a climate CRISIS

We are in a climate crisis. Those words more accurately describe the catastrophe for the earth’s environment – and for humanity – than the phrase “climate change,” which “sounds rather passive and gentle.” That was the rationale from The Guardian editor-in-chief on May 17 in directing the news staff to use the terms “climate emergency,… Read more »

Personal choices and actions

I’m the sort of person who likes when my personal choices have clear and immediate results; when an early night in bed is followed by a deep sleep and a productive morning or when the after-glow from a challenging run makes me feel like I could take on the world. How is it then, that… Read more »

A mandate for 100%

Climate change is transforming Minnesota in ways we’re only beginning to understand, but we know it’s an immediate threat to our state. As one of the fastest warming states in the country, Minnesota is already starting to feel the impacts of climate change. If we don’t address it and soon, Minnesota’s seasons, weather, and natural… Read more »

The benefits of clean energy

It’s difficult to know where to begin to think about what 100% clean energy means for Minnesota. It’s difficult because it’s like asking the question what does water mean to a fish? It is life. It is a future. It’s the only way. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued their most dire… Read more »

Announcing our climate justice blog!

We have 12 years, until the year 2030, to take significant action to stave off the worst effects of climate change.   When I first read about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report from October 2019, I felt an enormous amount of fear for our future and some days still do. But the past few… Read more »

Green New Deal

The Green New Deal keeps showing up in news headlines, to the point the proposal now has a newsworthy acronym (GND), a well-established hashtag (#GreenNewDeal), and a nationwide tour hosted by the Sunrise youth climate activist movement that now has roots in Minnesota. As the GND continues to stir up controversy, it is also prompting… Read more »