We made history, in Madison and around the globe!

More than 7 million people took to the streets around the globe the week of September 20–27, 2019. In one of the largest coordinated protests in history, they demanded immediate action to address the climate emergency.

Here in Madison, more than 4,000 took part, first gathering at Madison Gas & Electric to demand that the utility transition to 100% renewables by 2030, and then marching to the Capitol to call on Governor Tony Evers to declare a climate emergency, finishing the day with deafening calls for climate justice in the Capitol Rotunda.

Youth Climate Action Team (YCAT) led the Madison event, with support from 350 Madison, Sierra Club, First Unitarian Society, Extinction Rebellion, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, and an array of other organizations. Watch YCAT’s short but powerful video overview of the day:

350 Madison’s talented photographers took wonderful photos and video of the event. Here are links to their albums:

Photos by MS

They Came
Climate Signs
MGE Rally
March to the Capitol
Capitol Rotunda Rally

Photos & videos by Monika Blazs

Global Climate Strike (photos)
Global Climate Strike (videos)


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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