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Shaping the narrative about climate justice throughout Minnesota
Nourish by MN350

“In my experience and the experience of so many farmers that I know across the country, what we have with co-op partners is truly a unique thing here…the food co-ops here in the Twin Cities walk the walk of doing this work and and doing it collaboratively.” -Jack Hedin, Founder, Featherstone Farm In late 2020,… Read more »

Challenging the financial sector to Stop the Money Pipeline

Last year, nearly 100 climate and justice organizations, including MN350, launched Stop the Money Pipeline, calling on individuals and companies to stop conducting business with organizations that invest in or insure fossil fuel projects. Rescinding monetary support is one of the most important actions we can take to address the climate crisis. Even while stating support for climate action, the financial… Read more »

New Year’s resolution

In the first months of the new year, we inevitably reflect on what’s past and look forward to the unknown future. I don’t really think of a new year as a “clean slate” but instead as a time for us to integrate the lessons we’ve learned, recommit to the paths we’re consciously choosing, and reassess… Read more »

10 years of climate justice
10 years of climate justice

On a crisp October day 10 years ago, unbeknownst to them, a group of activists was laying the groundwork for a statewide movement of climate justice that would become MN350. MN350 now reaches more than 20,000 Minnesotans, with campaigns to change the way we care for our shared home through 100% renewable energy, clean transportation,… Read more »

Art Storm to #StopLine3
Art Storm to #StopLine3

On February 17, hundreds of unique pieces of art from Minnesota to Australia covered social media following MN350’s call to action: an Art Storm to #StopLine3. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even TikTok were blanketed with artistic posts calling on President Biden to revoke the federal permits and stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Groups… Read more »

Better backyard composting: common mistakes, helpful tips
Better backyard composting: common mistakes, helpful tips

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series on food waste. Read about the issues with food waste and curbside composting. You can also read our series on food choices and climate change: part 1, part 2 and part 3. First, a disclaimer: This isn’t a how-to article. Rather, this is a how-NOT-to… Read more »

A lawn sign to Stop Line 3
A lawn sign to Stop Line 3

One of MN350’s primary campaigns is to Stop Line 3, a massive tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline, similar to the Keystone XL and DAPL, would carry dirty crude oil for miles across Minnesota land and water. The current Line 3 pipeline is 34 inches in diameter and stretches 330 miles. The new Line 3… Read more »

Mutual aid as part of just transition

The COVID-19 pandemic has fully illuminated the inequities we face as a society and the ways those systemic problems disproportionately impact people of color and vulnerable communities, including people experiencing homelessness or incarceration. As Minnesotans seek to not only protect our neighbors but emerge from this pandemic through a just transition, we can learn many… Read more »

2020 year in review
2020 year in review

St. Paul neighbors have faced a lot together in 2020, including the pandemic, racial justice uprising, and a high stakes national election. Yet, in spite of these historic challenges, we also accomplished a lot together and built new skills and values that will stay with us even if/when these challenges are resolved. Since 2020 was… Read more »

Line 3 puts us all at risk
Line 3 puts us all at risk

Dangerously flying in the face of all public health guidelines to prevent the rapidly growing spread of coronavirus in Minnesota: the decision to import at this time thousands of workers from multiple states to construct a Line 3 pipeline. Minnesota is currently facing an unprecedented firestorm surge of coronavirus, with over 350,000 cases and 4,000… Read more »