350 Madison Co-Coordinators

Maria Francesca Drews is an activist and leader, committed to working on issues of climate justice. She works at both UW Hospital and Meriter Hospital as a chaplain, dedicated to easing suffering by accompanying patients and families and by fighting for a livable future.

Phyllis Hasbrouck has been an activist for 42 years, and has been a doer and/or a leader in many causes including labor, Central America solidarity, progressive politics, land use, environment, peace, local foods, and climate change.

Tar Sands

Peter Anderson took part in the first demonstrations against tar sands pipelines in front of the White House in 2011, and wound up spending 3 days in the DC Central Cellblock after he was arrested. He helped start the local 350.org chapter in Madison, and has provided strategic guidance in the fight against the Enbridge tar sands pipeline that runs through Northeast Dane County.

Mary Beth Elliott, PhD, is our Tar Sands Lead and is a  PhD-trained scientist and retired UW professor. Working with others in 350 Madison, Sierra Club, and the WiSE Alliance, she seeks and uses hard facts, figures, and arguments to fight the tar sands invasion of Wisconsin.

Carl Whiting, PhD, is a  350-Madison tar sands team member and lead organizer for the Draw a Line in the Tar Sands Campaign.


Beth Esser is a 350 Madison Divestment campaign member.

Julia Isaacs is leader of 350 Madison’s Divestment Team.

RePower Madison

Don Ferber is an environmental, energy, and tar sands activist; biker; Sierra Club John Muir Chapter Executive Committee; RePower Madison co-chair; 350 Madison founding and Coordinating Council member.


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.