Campaigning for Chicago to Do More to Address Climate Change

We are a volunteer group working to inspire Chicagoans to take on the challenge of climate change.
We  envision a future without fossil fuels and the destruction caused by their mining and use.
Part of a global movement, we take action locally based on issues important to Chicago and the Midwest.
Dedicated to preserving a livable planet, we share a passion for the environment and seek to connect and build a community of like-minded groups in the Chicago area.

RISE for Climate – Success!

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 On 7 continents, in 95 countries, with 900+ actions, people worldwide demanded real climate action from their local leaders. Hundreds of thousands of people displayed the growing strength and diversity of the climate movement. In Illinois, group actions were held in multiple locations across the state. The 350 Chicago team participated (More...)

Opposition to Fossil Fuels: A Study of Divestment

By Larry Coble, Chicago 350 Overview Opposition to Fossil Fuel divestment campaigns developed a new front in April of 2015. In an effort to delegitimize groups such as those affiliated with on college campuses and active in American cities seeking the elimination of fossil fuel assets from university endowments, city operational budgets, and municipal (More...)

Divestment Economics

Weekly Actions Outside City Hall Started August 2nd – Success!

August 2, 2018 Beau and I had a fun action tonight and engaged with Chicagoans in a really positive way! In just 40 minutes we had 11 people take a photo encouraging climate action in Chicago. These photos were shared on our Facebook page and directed at the mayor to put faces to the citizens (More...)

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice

  Hello Fellow Climate Activists, Last year, Chicago350 assisted in the organizing, mobilizing, publicizing and art work for the Peoples Climate March in the city.  This year, Chicago350 will be participating in the Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice event on September 8th in Joliet, Illinois! As part of the Peoples Climate Movement coalition, members (More...)

Ireland Divests! When will Chicago? – members visit the Mayor’s office!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Last Thursday, Ireland’s lower house of Parliament passed The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, requiring the government to sell off its shares of more than $370 million in investments in coal, oil, gas, and peat. The bill is now headed to the country’s upper house, where it’s expected to pass quickly. To (More...)

Ireland set to be first country to end investment in fossil fuels

12 July 2018    Source – BBC News  ( – © copyright 2018 BBC) Ireland is set to become the first country to stop public investments in fossil fuels.   The Fossil Fuel Divestment bill was passed by the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann, on Thursday. The bill is expected to pass relatively quickly through (More...)

Chicago 350 July Monthly Meeting to include ‘Intro to Personal Divestment’

(Images by Dooder / Freepik) One of the most the powerful ways to stop fossil-fuel-driven climate change is to simply stop funding the fossil fuel industry. But did you know your retirement accounts and investments are probably funding dirty fossil fuels? And if you have a credit card from a major bank, it’s probably supporting (More...)

Animation: Annihilation, Utopia, and Climate Change

Video by The Atlantic   “I’m not a fan of fiction that’s totally hopeless,” says Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation, in an interview with The Atlantic, animated in the video above. “You find ways of documenting the world as it is, [with its] beauty, and you wind up redefining utopia and dystopia.” VanderMeer goes on (More...)

Pipelines Reducing Carbon