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‘THE HUMAN ELEMENT’ – Film and Discussion, April 19th, 2019 @ 7PM

350 Chicago is proud to partner with Uri-Eichen Gallery in the screening of “The Human Element” This film by James Balog examines the role human activity has played in altering the natural world, and the changing ways in which we, in turn, are being affected by it. It features often-overlooked victims of climate change through (More...)

Thank you for attending the Green New Deal Petition Drop!

On behalf of 350 Chicago, I would like thank everyone who attended the Green New Deal Petition Drop at U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky‘s office this past Monday (February 4, 2019)! Leslie Combs, district director of Schakowsky’s office, informed us that Rep Schakowsky has endorsed! I plan to follow up with her office and will let (More...)

Thank you for donating on Giving Tuesday…and as promised, pie-in-face video!

350 Chicago can’t thank you enough for making #GivingTuesday a huge success. Through the generous support of donors, we raised over $3000 in just one day! These funds will assist us in growing the 350 Chicago organization and help us empower Chicago to achieve the mission of divestment from fossil fuels and the implementation of (More...)

Giving Tuesday, November 27th

Did you know that Giving Tuesday, the largest global giving day of the year?  We’re excited to be a part of this worldwide event, providing a chance to give back to our community. 350 Chicago has set a goal to raise $2000 in just 24 hours! It’ll take everyone to get it done, but the (More...)

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 Facts.com

By Larry Coble, 350 Chicago 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 350.org 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  (bbc.co.uk – © 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...)