A lawn sign to Stop Line 3

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 »

Eight reasons for hope and confidence on Election Day
Eight reasons for hope and confidence on Election Day

Congratulations, Minnesotans, you’ve almost made it to the end of the 2020 election! Here are eight things to know about voting. 1. Voting is easy. But don’t use the mail.  More than 1 million Minnesotans have already voted early. People are literally lining up to do so, albeit with masks and social distancing. Many have… Read more »

Green New Deal: issues and opportunities
Green New Deal: issues and opportunities

Imagine a future where our communities run on renewable energy, where housing, education, and healthcare are not commodities but guarantees, where “luxuries” like parks and access to the arts are public goods for everyone to enjoy. The Green New Deal is our pathway to that future. Since I joined MN350’s Green New Deal team last… Read more »

Water Relay
Water Relay

Water is life. Water is one of the most abundant substances on our planet, yet it’s still a resource not fully protected, accessible, or valued in our society. As humans, we’re composed of up to 60% water, yet we lack respect for our bodies when we support oil, gas, and coal that infect our water… Read more »

Kivalina: a climate change story, a review
Kivalina: a climate change story, a review

The vast Chukchi Sea, between the Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean, has been the friend and partner of the Inupiaq people for millennia. It was the source of their life and their culture. But for the Inupiaq who fished and hunted in the area of the Kivalina and Wulik rivers, that began to come… Read more »

Call for fossil fuel divestment unites generations of Minnesotans
Call for fossil fuel divestment unites generations of Minnesotans

It’s not often that Gen Z and Boomers are on the same team. Yet, Minnesota youth are joining pension holders to demand that the state divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. Pension holders are asking the state to restructure investments in its pension fund, moving money out of the fossil fuel industry and reinvesting… Read more »

A new age of activism

“Take to the streets! Show them what democracy looks like! Love water! Not oil!” We’re entering a digital era where this activist lingo is likely to be heard on social media, during a virtual protest, or in this case, in a blog by an activist. In light of this historical and devastating pandemic, activism has… Read more »

Food waste and you

Project Drawdown ranks 80 solutions for bringing down the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in order to avert a climate catastrophe. Food waste is ranked at #3 of those solutions, producing about half methane and half carbon dioxide all the way along its life, from fertilizing and preparing the land, growing the… Read more »

Black Lives Matter: There is no climate justice without racial justice
Black Lives Matter: There is no climate justice without racial justice

We stand with Black lives, and we mourn the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Dominique Fells, Riah Milton, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, Rayshard Brooks, and the many others who have lost their lives at the hands of violence. At MN350, we’ve spent the past few weeks organizing in support of Black… Read more »

ED Talks: Preparing for energy democracy
ED Talks: Preparing for energy democracy

You flip the switch. The light comes on. What does a simple action like that have to do with a great big idea like energy democracy? Let’s start with energy democracy. At its simplest, energy democracy occurs when the people who use energy are the people who make decisions about it—where it comes from, how… Read more »

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