Climate Activism and Electoral Politics

Monday February 6, 2023

How can we make climate change front and center in our state’s political discourse?

Join 350 Wisconsin on Monday, February 6, to hear John Greenler speak about the early successes of 350 Wisconsin Action and the work that lies ahead. Learn more about the upcoming spring elections, their importance for the climate, and the urgent need to get out the vote on February 21 and April 4. John will talk about the relationship between 350 Wisconsin and 350 Wisconsin Action and ways they can help each other grow.

During election cycles, 350 Wisconsin Action works to promote climate action and to get climate champions elected. Beyond electoral politics, it pressures elected officials and government agencies to enact climate-forward policies and practices.

John Greenler is the executive director of 350 Wisconsin and its sister organization, 350 Wisconsin Action. He describes his first year with us as being “inspiring, impactful, fast-paced.” Before joining us, John’s work focused on climate science, outreach, education, and advocacy. He worked to bring together business, government, and nonprofit leaders to collaborate on the issue of climate, serving as director of the Climate and Clean Energy Initiative at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and earlier, as director of outreach at the Wisconsin Energy Institute of UW–Madison.

Join us online or in person (in Madison) as we return to the newly renovated, energy-efficient Madison Friends Meetinghouse for a hybrid meeting. Please choose whichever option works best for you.

WHAT: 350 Wisconsin Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2023, 7:00–8:10 pm, followed by optional small group discussions
Via ZOOM: Register in advance for the meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone.
IN PERSON: Join us at the Madison Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison, Wisconsin.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: We encourage those joining in person to wear masks except when speaking. And stay home if you have signs of illness. The Dane County community risk level for COVID-19 was “Low” as of January 20. If it increases to “High” the Thursday before our meeting (February 2), we will cancel the in-person portion of the meeting and go back to virtual only. (Check this webpage for updates.)

We look forward to seeing you virtually or in person!

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350 Wisconsin monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by outstanding speakers and get to know our diverse group of climate activists. Monthly meetings currently take place on Zoom but remain a great way to learn about what 350 Wisconsin does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!