The Climate Action Mapping Project CWG seeks to encourage collaboration and innovation among organizations, businesses, municipalities, and individuals on climate change initiatives. To accomplish this, we are creating a web-based resource designed to help those interested in a particular climate-related issue discover like-minded people and groups, learn what initiatives are already happening, and suggest new initiatives and partnerships.

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Climate Action Mapping Project CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The Dane County CWG interacts with county supervisors and the county’s Office of Energy and Climate Change to help implement key elements of Dane County’s spring 2020 Climate Action Plan. As of fall 2021, we are focusing on agricultural policy and practices, food waste, and beneficial electrification. If you live in Dane County, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Dane County CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The Fitchburg CWG urges our Common Council to achieve the goals stated in Fitchburg’s 2019 Clean Energy Resolution. To do this, we comment at relevant Common Council and commission meetings, testify in support of actions such as fleet upgrades to electric vehicles and the 20-megawatt O’Brien Solar Fields, which provides electricity to the city and various Fitchburg businesses. Currently, we are advocating for sustainability features in a new senior living complex in the Terravessa neighborhood. If you live in Fitchburg, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Fitchburg CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The Local Content Engagement CWG creates content for use on all of 350 Madison’s community-facing channels designed to educate, recruit, and promote all that CCST is doing to improve the region’s climate outcomes. Among our communication channels are a Podcast series that features local changemakers and officials describing how they are making Madison more sustainable, contributions to 350 Madison’s blog, and infographics and visuals for use on social media, the 350 Madison “Action Update” newsletter, and anywhere else where lively and timely content can more effectively share our messages.

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Local Content Engagement CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The City of Madison published its Sustainability Plan in 2011, and its 100% Renewable Energy report in 2018. While it has moved the needle on some of the goals stated in these plans, much remains to be done, and city leaders have made clear that they need to hear citizens’ voices. Our CWG is interacting with our alders and key city staff, conducting relevant research, and otherwise helping our community reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other critical climate goals. If you live in Madison, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Madison CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

To fulfill CCST’s goals, the Middleton Community Working Group (CWG) needs volunteers to play roles such as:

  • Alder Liaison, communicating with their alder about addressing climate change locally, developing clean energy, and more
  • Public Commenters, presenting comments during council and other meetings in support of climate action
  • City Meeting Monitors, keeping our CWG aware of relevant climate agenda topics
  • Special Action Group member, to focus on emerging issues and opportunities such as municipal golf course decarbonization and beneficial electrification of city operations

If you live in Middleton, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Middleton CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

Members of the Monona Community Working Group work to support the City of Monona’s Sustainability Committee in its efforts to enact the city’s Sustainability Plan and Clean Energy Resolution. If you join this group, you may be asked to attend Monona board or commission meetings when a clean energy issue is considered, or to write emails to your elected or appointed city representatives. If you live in Monona, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Monona CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

Currently, the Village of Oregon is making significant sustainability efforts, as seen in its new library building plan, which heavily emphasizes sustainability and renewable energy technology. However, the village is operating with an implicit climate sustainability plan. The Oregon CWG’s initial goal is to advocate for an explicit and comprehensive sustainability/clean energy plan that is communicated to and includes village residents. If you are a Village of Oregon resident, we need your voice!

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the Oregon CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The State Policy Group coordinates 350 Madison’s involvement with state government climate policy. We advocate for state policies that will have substantial impact on climate change and are consistent with our overall organizational priorities, including climate justice.Wisconsin needs strong state climate policies to slow and mitigate climate change. But those policies won’t be approved and implemented unless ordinary people get involved! There are many ways to help, and we need your voice.

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the State Policy Group. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.

The UW–Madison CWG has engaged in actions such as helping the UW Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Assembly pass a resolution on fossil fuel divestment by the UW Foundation and Alumni Association. We continue to pressure the UW Foundation to be more transparent about its investments in fossil fuels and to improve cooperation with other climate groups on campus. In addition, we recruit UW students to join the other CCST Community Working Groups that are directly addressing city, county, and state climate issues.

To join this CWG, start by joining the CCST mailing list (click here and complete the CCST Interest Form) and we will contact you for an orientation to CCST and especially to the UW–Madison CWG. If you are already a member of CCST, email susan.millar@350madison.org.