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 Campaign

Stop Tar Sands Expansion in Wisconsin! Most people have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat it would have posed to the climate and the environment. Much less well known is the fact that the world’s largest pipeline carries toxic tar sands oil right through Wisconsin, including Dane County. 350 Madison invites you to join the fight against tar sands expansion in Wisconsin!

Divestment Campaign

The 350 Madison Divestment Campaign is part of an international movement pressing universities and colleges (including UW–Madison), local governments, religious organizations, other institutions to sell off fossil fuel assets and invest in cleaner alternatives. If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage! Join us—sign our petition urging UW to divest!

Local Energy Action

The Local Energy Action Team works to move the Madison area off fossil fuels by reducing energy use and moving to 100% renewable energy. The team pushes MGE to get off coal and other fossil fuels, supports 100% clean energy for our communities. promotes clean transit options that serve everyone, helps 350 Madison members reduce their carbon footprint, and advocates for energy equity.