Our Partners


The organizations and groups below are supporters of Minnesota Can't Wait and the mission to get strong climate action in Minnesota now, not later. If you don't see your organization below and want to join our team, just click here to sign up. 


climate Generation: A will steger legacy


Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is a nationally connected and trusted nonprofit dedicated to climate literacy, climate change education, youth leadership and citizen engagement for innovative climate change solutions. Many of the students in this effort are members of their Youth Environmental Activists - Minnesota (YEA! MN) program. 




ISAIAH is a vehicle for congregations, clergy, and people of faith to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.




Our 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. MN350 knits many efforts together in a powerful and unified call to action—a call that is global, scientific, and relational. We work to build a social movement by empowering individuals, groups and communities to act collectively in addressing the climate crisis.





iMatter is a movement of young people who are speaking out and building the political will in their communities for bold and just action on climate change. We are illusion-shattering, status-quo-disrupting change agents, inviting our leaders to step into a larger vision for our community - one that is clean, just, and sustainable. 



growth and justice

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Growth & Justice is a research and advocacy organization that develops innovative public policy proposals based on independent research and civic engagement. We believe when Minnesota makes smart investments in practical solutions it leads to broader prosperity for all. 

For more than a decade we have been setting Minnesota’s progressive agenda by uniting people around one simple philosophy: a robust state economy with widespread economic opportunity leads to a higher quality of life and greater economic justice.


fresh energy


Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive realistic, visionary energy policies that benefit all. Together we are working toward a vision for an economy we thrive in and energy that ensures our well-being.

Working purely in the public interest, Fresh Energy’s team of scientists, economists, policy analysts, and educators develops and advances solutions that secure a clean energy future where all can thrive.


minnesota interfaith power and light


MNIPL is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. We work in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis.

At MNIPL we work to build the interfaith climate movement in Minnesota by empowering faith communities across the state to take action that is authentic, effective, and energizing in their context.


institute for local self-reliance

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Founded in 1974, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is a national research and technical assistance organization that constructs the foundation and frame upon which communities can take charge of their local resources, their economies, and their environmental future. Our focus is on keeping power – both economic and political – as close to the people as possible, and ensuring that communities have the responsibility and authority to make the decisions that impact their lives.



cooperative energy futures

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Cooperative Energy Futures is a for-profit co-op that views energy efficiency as a powerful opportunity to save money and improve our quality of life. We believe energy efficiency is the first step in building people-powered solutions to the energy crisis and global warming. Most importantly, we seek to build and strengthen communities through the creation of those solutions.



Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world.

We believe prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. We're optimists, because we have seen our ideas make a huge difference. And we build strong partnerships across interests to ensure lasting success.

We achieve results by finding solutions that benefit people while protecting natural systems.


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy


Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) uses the law and science to defend Minnesota's environment. MCEA is the legal organization representing the students calling for climate action now.



health professionals for a healthy climate


We inspire and activate the health care community to address climate change through interprofessional education, clinical practice, and public advocacy.


environment minnesota


Environment Minnesota is a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization and a project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about Minnesota — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the light shimmering off Lake Superior, the wild beauty of the Boundary Waters, or our countless parks and forests, Minnesota’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.


energy transition lab - university of minnesota

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Energy Transition Lab's vision is that Minnesota's energy systems are a global model for powering a prosperous and equitable carbon-neutral economy that advances innovation and improves people's lives and the environment.  We are part of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, where we work to catalyze solutions to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and create Minnesota's clean energy future, partnering with university and external experts.


power shift network


The Power Shift Network mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.

Through the collective power of young people, the Power Shift Network is working for a safe climate and just future where communities are thriving and own their power—whether that power is electrical, economic, social, or political.



izaak walton League - Minnesota Division


The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations. The League's 54 founders, who were avid anglers, named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative.


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Minnesota Indivisible AllIANCE

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We inform and organize citizen activists to engage with state government at all levels and across Minnesota on issues that matter to progressive voters.


cure (clean up the river environment)

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CURE’s mission is to protect and restore resilient rural landscapes by harnessing the power of citizens who care about them.

We do this because we believe that robust human communities can only be sustained by healthy ecosystems, and robust natural environments can only be regained through vigorous stewardship.



women’s congress for future generations

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The Women's Congress inspires action that shifts policies, practices, and norms in the U.S. to support sustainability, environmental and economic justice for a world in which future generations can thrive. 

We will support this shift in worldview and change in behavior by being a catalyst for individuals and organizations to work together: educating, connecting and motivating people to speak out and take action.