Community Member

350 Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

350 Wisconsin, begun in 2012 as the Madison action group independently affiliated with 350.org, strives to protect the region’s environment, foster sustainable practices, and to ensure a livable future for all. The organization empowers individuals to take meaningful action and builds community resilience, especially for the BIPOC, low-income, and indigenous who bear the greatest burden of climate change effects. 350 Wisconsin has developed initiatives to support fossil fuel divestment, prevent new oil pipelines from being built in Wisconsin, decommission and remove existing pipelines on indigenous lands, and collaborate on national campaigns, such as the protests at Standing Rock. 350 Wisconsin is currently engaged in Together for the Climate, a multi-year fundraising campaign to grow the movement and provide resources to build capacity with the goal of a rapid transition to renewable energy resulting in healthy, just, and thriving communities.

350 Wisconsin is a grassroots organization with 6.35 full-time employees, five interns and over 235 active volunteers. Its board members and staff have a variety of backgrounds and extensive skill sets. The organization has established relationships with a wide range of organizations throughout Wisconsin. It manages several teams and campaigns with a multi-pronged approach that includes collaboration on national campaigns, pressuring local governments to enact tougher environmental regulations, promoting voter participation, producing creative videos to increase awareness, and coordinating action with other climate organizations. It has recently had success at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission highlighting the energy burden on low-income communities and fighting utility plans to gut solar net metering. Its ongoing work includes advocacy to shut down pipelines operated by the Canadian company Enbridge and to shift the state toward more climate-friendly energy practices. 

For more information:

GUEST COLUMN: Enbridge ignoring calls from public to decommission Line 5 – NEW Media Inc., January 2024

What Happened at COP28, then Pending County Agreement with the National Guard – WORT 89.9FM Madison, December 2023

Activists see frightening future for energy as Wisconsin utility rates increase – The Daily Cardinal, October 2023

Local Climate Action With 350 Wisconsin’s John Greenler And Emily Park – WORT 89.9FM Madison, January 2023

Over 10,000 Public Comments Submitted to U.S. Federal Reserve Report on Climate-Related Financial Risk Management – Latin Post, January 2023

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Stephanie Robinson

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Climate Impacts

Flooding, Heat, Water Contamination

Environmental Justice Concerns

Fracking/Oil and Gas Development/Pipelines, Industrial Agriculture/Animal Waste, PFAS/PFOS

Strategies

Art Activism, Community Organizing and Education, Green Infrastructure, Legal/permit challenges to development, contamination, pollution, etc, Nature-Based Solutions, Policy Reform, Political activism, including protests, petitions, and lobbying, Renewable Energy

501c3 Tax Deductible

Yes

Accepting Donations

Yes