Morgan Edwards speaks about how we can use new data and models to understand the effects of state and local climate actions in the US. We hear about the global significance of climate commitments from cities, states, and other non-federal actors — and how collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and community groups can help make sure these commitments lead to real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The talk draws on research on fossil fuel phaseout from the UW–Madison Climate Action Lab. Morgan Edwards is an assistant professor at UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and the founder and director of the Climate Action Lab. We also hear about opportunities to take action from 350 Madison’s campaigns. Find the slides for the monthly meeting here. Watch the full video below (Morgan Edwards’ talk begins at 9:20).

 

Katie Cantrell speaks about how we can help transform the way we eat by making plant-based foods the default in restaurants and workplaces, at conferences and parties, and in our own homes. Cantrell is the Director of Corporate Outreach for the Better Food Foundation and the founder of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. Find the slides for the monthly meeting here. Watch the full video below.

 

Wisconsinites who were present at the June 5–8 Treaty People Gathering in northern Minnesota share stories of their experiences and urge all of us to take action, at home or on the frontlines, to #StopLine3. Find the slides here. Watch the full video below.

 

Four 350 Madison members who participated in the Nehemiah Center’s Justified Anger class “Black History for a New Day” this spring talk about the experience and the ways it will contribute to their future work for climate justice. Find the monthly meeting slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting below.

 

The global movement to divest from fossil fuels is the biggest movement of its kind in history. A panel featuring students active in the UW Divestment Coalition and 350 Madison divestment activists discuss campus divestment, personal divestment, and the campaign to get Chase Bank to defund Line 3. Find the monthly meeting slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting below.

 

Samantha Williams, director of the Midwest Climate and Clean Energy Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, talks about the policies that Wisconsin can adopt now at state and local levels to kickstart the transition away from using fossil fuels in our buildings. Find the monthly meeting slides here and Samantha’s slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting below.

 

Leaders from each of 350 Madison’s teams give an overview of what they’re doing — and what we can do — to fight climate change:

– Tar Sands, which fights pipelines in Wisconsin;
– Divest & Defund, which pressures large financial institutions to stop financing fossil fuel companies;
– Community Climate Solutions, which works with local governments across Dane County to achieve climate goals; and
– Climate Justice, which works to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on frontline communities and to develop fair and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

Also learn about 350 Madison’s 2021–22 strategic plan. You’ll find the slides from the meeting here. Watch the full monthly meeting below.

Maria Redmond, Director of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, speaks about the recently released report of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. The 100-page report outlines best strategies for tackling the climate crisis across nine sectors, from climate justice, transportation, and agriculture, to education, food systems, and forestry. Maria gives an overview of the report and offers guidance on how we can help ensure that task force strategies are implemented. You’ll find Maria’s slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting, including Maria’s talk and updates on 350 Madison campaigns, below.
Kate Beaton, a member of the Eau Claire City Council, explains how we can act locally on climate now, making sure our community leaders deliver on their climate promises. We also hear updates on pipeline resistance and the movement to defund Line 3 and other pipelines and view a PBS Climate Wisconsin video on extreme heat, which you can watch on the PBS series website here. You’ll find Kate’s slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting, including Kate’s talk, below.
Especially in this time of social distancing and quarantine, social media is playing an even more important role to create awareness and inspire our community to build a strong climate movement in Wisconsin. Laurie DeRuntz, Social Media Marketer, shares practical tips on how to make our communication even more effective to reach our existing audience and gain new supporters. You’ll find Laurie’s slides here. Watch the full monthly meeting, including Laurie’s talk, below.
Gail Nordheim, President of 350 Madison’s Board of Directors, addresses the current status of the climate crisis, its disproportionate impacts on the poor and communities of color, and the relationship between COVID-19 and climate change. Watch Gail’s talk below.
Sam Grant, veteran community organizer and executive director of MN350, speaks about the critical need for climate activists to address racial justice. Watch Sam’s talk below or watch the entire monthly meeting here.
Learn all about 350 Madison’s Green Wave Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiative. Find out how you can get involved in helping increase turnout in this critical election! Check out the slides from the meeting here.
Seth Jensen, leader of the 350 Madison Divest and Defund team, shares his insights on the growing Stop the Money Pipeline national movement and its relationship to our divestment and pipeline campaigns in Wisconsin. Also, meet 350 Madison’s new volunteer coordinator, Nikki Darga, and get updates on our three teams and our climate justice activities this summer. Here’s the complete video of the meeting:
Gary Radloff, principal at the Radloff Group, discusses why climate policy reform and energy democracy require opening up public service commissions to the public. See Gary’s presentation slides here. The Q&A from the program is here. And here’s the complete video of the meeting:

Janet Schmidt and Greg Fries from the Madison Engineering Department talk about climate trends and proposed changes to Madison’s stormwater ordinance. You can see the PowerPoint presentation here and listen to the entire program below: