Community members gathering to support school districts in securing free federal money for electric buses WHAT: On September 20, parents, educators, and community members who are interested in seeing their students on cleaner buses will gather at Como Regional Park to learn how to work with their school districts to apply for federal electric school… Read more »
Community members are coming together to ensure cleaner buses for Minnesota children As parents and guardians across the state prepare to see their children off to their first day of school, many are unaware of the opportunity for Minnesota to receive dozens of free electric school buses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will launch its… Read more »
The MN350 Board of Directors and Executive Director (“ED”) are fully supportive of MN350 organizers’ right to unionize. The standard “card check” process to recognize the union is currently underway. MN350 has submitted all legal requirements to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the unionization process is following NLRB standards. The board of MN350… Read more »
The Just Transition Fund Coalition celebrates yesterday’s announcement of $10 million in new, dedicated funding to begin implementation of the City of Minneapolis’ ambitious 10-year Climate Equity Plan in 2024. On August 15, Mayor Jacob Frey gave the 2024 budget address, which included a first-time Climate Legacy Initiative. While the budget details are not yet available, the coalition — made up of local labor, immigrant rights, climate, and environmental justice organizations — is cautiously optimistic that new staff and programs to promote racial equity in the transition to clean energy will get funding next year.
Tee McClenty, MN350’s Executive Director, wants a clear dedicated funding stream for some of the initiatives mentioned in the plan so there’s accountability for achieving those metrics.
The benefits of electric school buses go beyond health.