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