Minnesota’s green reputation belied by influence of fossil fuel industry

Minnesota’s green reputation belied by influence of fossil fuel industry
Minnesota’s green reputation belied by influence of fossil fuel industry

This commentary was published initially by the Minnesota Reformer on May 13, 2021. Minnesota is the anchor state in what political pundits often refer to as the “blue wall,” a collection of 18 states that Democrats have mostly dominated in presidential elections since 1992. In the past 11 presidential elections, Minnesota has chosen the Democratic… Read more »

What wolves can teach us about the climate crisis
What wolves can teach us about the climate crisis

“Our tribe originally descended from wolves. We believe they are our relatives and are always welcome in our land. We learned from the wolf how to survive and how to be more human. How to honor our elders, to protect and provide for our families—and we learned from wolves the loyalty you need to really… Read more »

When the “Green Choice” isn’t
When the “Green Choice” isn’t

We’ll say it again: Personal choices alone can’t get us out of the climate crisis, and an overemphasis on personal choice can actually be exclusive to those we need most in this movement. But for the most part, taking individual action can be a good thing. It can be a gateway to collective change, it… Read more »

Ways to celebrate Earth Day this month
Ways to celebrate Earth Day this month

Earth Day happens every year on April 22, and it’s one of the most widely celebrated secular holidays in the world; this is a holiday that honors and celebrates our common home! It lands on a Thursday this year, but the whole month of April is a great time to learn and engage in community… Read more »

Earth Day events: Beyond Earth Day
Earth Day events: Beyond Earth Day

The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) will be hosting a series of online events in celebration of Earth Day. They will be broadcast live on FUS’s website and its YouTube channel. From 10:30–11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 18, join us for Sunday Assembly with special guest Dr. Sam Grant, Executive Director of MN350, speaking… Read more »

Migizi Camp vs. Line 3

Ogichidaakwe is the Ojibwe word for female warrior spirit. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the newfound Migizi Camp on the Fond Du Lac Reservation of northern Minnesota, where indigenous leader Taysha Martineau and dozens of volunteers from around the country are living and hosting daily actions in protest of the Enbridge Line 3… Read more »

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 »