350 Madison was born when a small, diverse group of citizens came together in January 2012 out of deep concern about climate change. Among them were teachers, grandparents, students, and farmers. One had been a notable Wisconsin environmentalist since 1970. Two were transplants from Kansas, where they had fought TransCanada’s strongarm tactics to gain pipeline easements on their land. Another was a Quaker with a long career in public policy. Yet another had been a leader in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. Several were among those arrested in the first demonstrations against tar sands pipelines at the White House in 2011.
In 2022, 350 Madison became 350 Wisconsin in recognition of the statewide work we were already doing, from resisting tar sands oil pipeline expansion up north, to influencing state-level energy and climate policies.
This slideshow documents our many creative actions and gatherings over the last 10 years.
Slideshow photo credits: MS, Julia Isaacs