Transportation is a growing source of pollution in our communities and across the planet. It's the biggest contributor to global warming, and it's responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths annually in the Twin Cities alone. Minnesota has worked hard to combat pollution, but we haven't been on track to reach our greenhouse gas reduction goals. To get there, Minnesota has to tackle pollution in all sectors and on all levels.
Fortunately, we already have the technology that can get us to a clean energy economy. Zero-emission options are already available to fill almost all of our needs for cars, buses, and trucks. We can invest in these technologies and save money on gasoline by relying on efficient clean energy. The potential health and climate benefits are enormous.
The five members of the Coalition for Clean Transportation, launched in 2018, are committed to the belief that climate action requires advancing proactive solutions and industry-wide shifts towards cleaner, healthier alternatives. We're organizing ordinary folks and communities for clean air, a stable climate, and a just economic transition from our dirty fuel economy.
It's time for our political leaders to act with the urgency the climate crisis demands. We're talking to local governments about clean transportation infrastructure and to transit agencies about shifting to electric buses. We're also calling on the state of Minnesota and the federal government to defend our clean vehicle standards and the health of our communities.
Fresh Energy works to shape and drive realistic, visionary energy policies that benefit all. Their team develops and researches pro-clean energy policies, and advocates for good policies with legislative and executive officials. Fresh Energy’s accomplishments span several efficiency, renewable energy, and technological advancements across the state.
MN350's mission is “to inspire Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis: to create a new sense of urgency and possibility for our planet.” Volunteers and staff work together on fighting fossil fuel projects, advancing clean solutions, and educating communities through collective action.
The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is the Minnesota chapter of the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. The chapter's 80,000 members and supporters are empowered to protect our communities’ well-being through environmental protection. Sierra Club works on clean energy and transportation, and is a leading voice for conservation of Minnesota's land, water, air, and forests.
ISAIAH is a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in Minnesota. ISAIAH organizes in communities of faith around the state to advance justice for working families, immigrants, renters, the sick, and many more.