Thanks for coming everyone! Stay tuned to our website to learn more about the work of our partners to advance jobs, justice, and a safe climate right here in Madison and throughout Wisconsin.
On April 22nd, 2017, starting at the Capitol Square in downtown Madison, nearly 3,000 people marched to our local utility Madison Gas and Electric to ask for their leadership to help solve the climate crisis.
Under the current state and federal administrations, Wisconsin residents are under attack on all fronts. Worker’s rights are under attack, and justice for tribes, communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ+ folks is under threat. The climate crisis is accelerating, and we have little time to wait for Congress or our Statehouse to deliver change. The future we want to see is up to us to create.
The Madison Climate March is calling for strong local leadership, for jobs that are healthy for the planet and strengthen communities, and for solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in non-violence and racial, social and economic justice and peace.
In our community, MGE is one of the largest contributors to climate change with 88% of the electricity they provide coming from fossil fuels (68% coal, 20% gas). But it also has the potential to be a clean energy leader — not just for Madison, but for our state and our region.
We are calling on MGE to be an ally with us as we all work toward a future that values jobs, justice and the climate. MGE has made some steps in the right direction, but we know that together we can do so much more.
Find us on Facebook: Madison Climate March.