350 Madison’s First Five Years

350 Madison was born when a small, diverse group of citizens came together in January 2012 out of deep concern about climate change. Among them were teachers, grandparents, students, and farmers. One had been a notable Wisconsin environmentalist since 1970. Two were transplants from Kansas, where they fought TransCanada’s strongarm tactics to gain pipeline easements on their land. Another was a Quaker with a long career in public policy. Yet another had been a leader in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. Several were among those arrested in the first demonstrations against tar sands pipelines at the White House in 2011.

In January 2017, we celebrated 350 Madison’s fifth birthday. This slideshow documents our many creative actions and gatherings over the first five years.

Slideshow photo credits: MS, Julia Isaacs

Tar Sands

The Tar Sands Campaign mobilizes people to oppose new oil pipelines in WI. Our current goal is to block Enbridge’s rerouting of Line 5 in the Lake Superior watershed. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and community members.

Divest & Defund

The Divest & Defund Team works to convince institutions that investments in fossil fuels are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. We are currently focusing on banks that fund pipeline projects.

Climate Solutions

Community Climate Solutions focuses on making change across Dane County, targeting both systems and individual levels. We assist local governments to achieve climate goals. We broaden and deepen citizen climate crisis awareness and action.

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