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Shaping the narrative about climate justice throughout Minnesota
Rising energy prices highlight the need for clean energy

A few weeks ago, the gas station near my house was selling gas at $4.79 per gallon, an outrageous increase from a few months ago, not to mention the increased costs to heat my home this winter – and no signs of relief in sight. National prices were not any better with an average price… Read more »

From plate to planet: What I’ve learned about the ethics of climate change

Philosophy is a subject matter concerned primarily with the question of how to live. I felt right at home in my first ethics class, always looking for ways to meld my studies in the classroom with my actions in everyday life. The most drastic questioning came following an argument by a classmate regarding the mistreatment… Read more »

Huber Mill: Preferential treatment endangers MN Leech Lake Band Area

Minnesota has been working with the Huber corporation, based in New Jersey, for the past few years to help Huber set up a new lumber mill in northern Minnesota. The mill would operate on the doorstep of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the city of Cohasset, but the latter has had far more… Read more »

In summary: The 2022 MN legislative session

The Minnesota legislative session wrapped up May 23. If you’re wondering what was accomplished during that session, the answer is: not as much as we would’ve liked. The House Climate Action Caucus proposed a plan to spend $1 billion on climate. However, the only piece of legislation that was passed that included any climate provisions… Read more »

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 »