News Releases

August 15, 2022

Across Minnesota, regardless of the color of our skin or what we do for a living, we all want a just and healthy future where everyone can thrive. For far too long, government inaction and lobbying from fossil fuel corporations has jeopardized that future. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the U.S.’s largest-ever investment in climate action, the U.S. now has the potential to reduce pollution levels,...

July 5, 2022

Racism and white supremacist behavior exist within MN350. This toxicity takes the form of microaggressions, tokenization, undermining, and lack of support of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) staff, leaders and volunteers. Soft racism and toxic masculinity are also present. MN350 BIPOC staff and board members, with good and kind hearts, have called this out to their white counterparts. This is not the MN350 that the Earth and all...

June 30, 2022

In today’s decision on West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court chose to side with fossil fuel executives, limiting the government’s ability to act on climate change. This decision threatens the clean air, clean water, a stable climate and the equitable future that our children and grandchildren deserve. Corporate polluters must be held accountable, not emboldened to prioritize their profits. We are resolute in our commitment to ensure that everyone,...

May 9, 2022

At its core, Roe v. Wade recognizes the fundamental right to privacy. When the right to privacy is attacked, anyone in our country may face a future where the government can interfere in their personal decisions. Not just people with female assigned reproductive systems. Anyone. Once again we are seeing a stark difference between public opinion and public policy. 69% of U.S. adults say they would not like to see...

March 9, 2022

As the city of Minneapolis prepares to seek public engagement on its climate action plan next month, teams of volunteers from every ward across Minneapolis have been advocating for their own climate and equity plan. The plan, inspired by the Portland Clean Energy Fund and drafted by the newly-launched Just Transition Fund Coalition, would expand on existing climate goals and ensure democratic control over the major new investments Minneapolis needs to create a thriving, environmentally healthy city.

February 11, 2022

After an extensive search, MN350 is pleased to announce the hiring of Tee McClenty as Executive Director. McClenty joins our organization even as Minnesota faces a dire need to move with more urgency to dismantle the oppressive, extractive systems that led to the climate crisis and to close our state’s racial gaps in wealth, health, education and more. “Decisions on climate change need to be transparent and accountable and participated...

February 7, 2022

MN350 is heartbroken by and strongly condemns the reckless and senseless killing of Amir Locke by Minneapolis police and joins the Racial Justice Network in demanding that Officer Hanneman be immediately terminated, that Gov. Walz appoint a special prosecutor to charge Hanneman for the murder of Amir Locke, and that Mayor Frey immediately end the use of no knock warrants by Minneapolis Police officers. This killing again vividly and tragically...

December 2, 2021

The climate advocacy group MN350 today announced the launch of a new ad campaign focused on climate-conscious voters in Greater Minnesota and informed by the latest research from the Yale Program on Climate Communication that found “a record number of Americans now think climate change is happening, are worried about it, and say global warming is harming people in the US right now.”