Stan has been concerned about our climate since he first learned about climate change, and spent lots of time trying to stay informed. However, for quite a while, he didn’t know much about what could be done to stop it. That all changed when he came to an MN350-sponsored talk on the climate movement, by national climate leader Bill McKibben. “That’s where I got hooked,” Stan says, “with MN350 bringing it to our backyard and knowing i could do something right here.”
Julia Fritz-Endres has interned with the Pipeline Resistance Team since June of 2018. Originally from the Boston area, she moved to Minnesota to attend Macalester College in St. Paul and has enjoyed trips to Lake Superior, as can be seen in this photo. Julia has been involved extensively in the fight against Line 3. She has helped organize and emcee events, write articles and make flyers, coordinate tabling opportunities, and work with coalition partners.
Sam Benson joined MN350’s Policy Action Team in January 2018. A 2017 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, with a degree in elementary education, Sam’s day job is teaching sixth grade at Eisenhower Elementary in Hopkins.
Sam facilitates team meetings, helps to recruit new members, and shows up to support policies and legislators committed to addressing climate change.
“The only place I can find solace is in creating community to understand our right intentions and right relationships with our planet, creatures, and other human beings who inhabit it.”