Next monthly meeting — Monday,  May 1, 2017

Moving Beyond Coal to Clean Energy

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Madison Climate March, April 22, 2017. Photo credit: MS

 

Thousands came out for the Madison Climate March on Earth Day. We marched together from the Capitol to MGE to ask our local utility company to lead the way in transitioning away from its heavy reliance on coal.

Now we’ll bring that inspiration and energy to our May 1 monthly meeting, where we’ll learn more about state and local efforts to move from coal to clean energy. Our guest speaker will be Devin Martin, one of the lead organizers of the Climate March and an organizing representative with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. We’ll also hear an eyewitness report on the April 29 People’s Climate March in DC.

Following the talk, we’ll break out into smaller groups to talk about issues of particular interest, including:

  • Divestment: Final planning for Madison’s March for Divestment on May 5
  • Community Energy: Next Steps on MGE and other community energy actions
  • 350 Madison Operations: 350 Madison’s new Outreach, Response, and Fundraising Teams

WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, May 1, 7:00-8:45
WHERE: Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Ct., Madison

With warmer weather, you may want to bike or walk (via the Southwest Commuter Path) or take bus 3, 6, or 7. Or you can join 350 Madison’s carpooling group by going to this site, entering the password “350,” and following instructions to set up a free account and offer or request a ride with others in our group.

If you have an extra name badge, bring it to the meeting, and we’ll store it so you can reuse it each month.

We look forward to seeing you on May 1!

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350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!

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.