Our Coordinating Council sets the overall strategy for 350 Madison, and ensures that the work of the campaigns and teams adds up to organized movement towards our goals. It is composed of two co-coordinators, and the leader of each of our teams and campaigns.

Co-coordinator | Susan Millar | sbmillar@gmail.com

Susan joined 350 Madison in 2016 and guided the chapter through a complex transition to being an official 501(3)(c). She keeps everything organized and on track. When not doing that, she volunteers with Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity (MOSES), travels, and works in her garden.

Co-coordinator | Phyllis Hasbrouck | phyllisofmadison@gmail.com

Phyllis joined 350 Madison in 2013, and has been a co-coordinator since 2015.  She has been organizing for the environment, peace, and justice for 43 years and doesn’t plan to stop. She is the past director of Fitchburg Fields and the West Waubesa Preservation Coalition, and feels that there is no cause more important than preserving a livable climate.  She enjoys gardening, sewing, and dancing.

Tar Sands | Mary Beth Elliott | gutsugua@gmail.com

Mary Beth is a longtime member of 350 Madison and a tireless leader of the Tar Sands campaign. With a background in pharmacology, she especially worries about the health effects of tar sands and climate change. Mary Beth enjoys birdwatching, reading Trollope and Jane Smiley, the Barbara Pym Society, and visiting her daughter Claire and fiance Reggie, a fifth-generation Navajo silversmith, both CCL fanatics in Arizona.

Tar Sands | Peter Anderson | anderson@recycleworlds.net

Peter worked with Madeleine Para to set up the 350 Madison chapter after the two of them came back from being arrested in the first Keystone protests in front of the White House. They were so impressed at the growth of the little band of climate warriors determined to maintain a livable world for future generations. Peter works most closely on organizing massive resistance to the segment of Line 66 that is proposed to cross Dane County.

Divestment | Karen Pope | kosbornepope@gmail.com

Karen is a parent, grandparent, and retired educator with a lifelong passion for justice and peace, which necessarily includes advocating for the Earth’s amazing diversity of life.  As soon as Bill McKibben and students started 350.org, Karen joined. A five-year resident of Madison, Karen currently serves on the Monthly Meeting team, as well as being the leader of the Divestment campaign.

Community Energy | Don Ferber | d_ferber@sbcglobal.net

Don was a founding member of 350 Madison, joining because of his concern over stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and generating more local activism. Don has always appreciated the great energy 350 Madison has, and the diverse range of talent the chapter attracts. He is also very involved with the Sierra Club and the Beyond Coal Campaign. Seeing an opportunity to help coordinate activities around energy issues in Madison and beyond, he launched 350 Madison’s Community Energy campaign.

Monthly Meetings | Julia Isaacs | jbixleri@aol.com

Julia joined 350 Madison at its first meeting in January 2012, motivated by her Quaker faith and her sense that we are called to stand up for the web of life on Earth. By day she works as a child and family policy analyst, and her concern for the wellbeing of children contributes to her concern for the Earth. Long a member of the Divestment campaign, her current role (since October 2016) is to facilitate the monthly meetings. She is a birdwatcher, a gardener, and an admirer of Bill McKibben and Joanna Macy.

Outreach | Aida Zygas | aidazygas@gmail.com

Originally from Chicago, Aida moved to Madison in the summer of 2016. Aida grew up camping, and that’s where her love for nature and preserving the environment was born. Today she enjoys biking, practicing yoga, and exploring her new home in beautiful Wisconsin. Aida joined 350 Madison in April 2017, and is excited to meet new people in the community and share her passion for the great outdoors with others.

Communication Action Team | Janette Rosenbaum | jrosenbaum3@wisc.edu

Janette encountered a member of 350 Madison tabling at an event, was convinced to join the chapter, and soon became a frequent tabler at events. She also became a founding member of the Communication Action Team. Having recently completed a master’s in environmental studies, she now has more time for gardening, writing novels, and expanding her Italian vocabulary.

Finance and Fundraising | Gail Nordheim | gailnordheim@gmail.com

Tired of just worrying about climate change, in January 2017 Gail decided to do something about it by joining 350 Madison. In her career, she’s a consultant who helps nonprofits improve their management, so helping 350 Madison develop its operating procedures was a natural fit. Gail also helped develop “Tar Sands, Why Should I Care?”, an introductory Q&A guide to tar sands.

Data & Information | Rachel Feil | rachelfeil40@gmail.com

Rachel joined 350 Madison in the fall of 2016. She spearheads the recently-founded Data & Information team, which aims to improve data processes throughout the organization. She sees her team as a resource that can be used to achieve a higher level of organizational understanding, and most importantly, to help others achieve their full potential. In her personal life, Rachel is a practicing civil engineer who enjoys conversing in Spanish and snapping photos with her DSLR camera.

Tar Sands Campaign

The Tar Sands Campaign is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin. Our aims are to block expansion of Line 61 and to halt plans for an adjacent Line 66. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.

Divestment Campaign

2016 was the hottest year on record. The Divestment Team focuses on convincing institutions that investments in fossil fuel are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. Banks are our current focus since without their support, dirty pipeline projects can't get funded.

Community Energy Campaign

The Community Energy Team is focused on taking action on and responsibility for our own fossil fuel use. We work to create and change policies that impact our energy use and nurture a culture of reducing energy use and using clean, renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint.