Keep The North Cold isn’t a slogan — it’s a commitment to protect the climate for generations to come. It’s a collective effort to ensure a just future for people and for the planet, and we all need to do our part. This election season, that means prioritizing climate at the ballot box and encouraging our friends and family to do the same. 

What’s at stake?

Everything. When it comes to climate, the election this November might be the most important of our lifetime. To avoid the catastrophic impacts of global warming, we need to transform our economies and social systems at scale within the next 10 years.

“This election isn’t about the next four years, it’s about the next forty thousand.”

- Bill McKibben, environmentalist, author, journalist

What can I do?

1. Prioritize Climate On Your Ballot

Voting For Winter starts by making climate a voting priority and understanding which candidates have a plan to address climate change. We’re grading the candidates on the 2020 Climate Test created by 350 Action. 

2. Double Your Impact

This year, ask a friend to go to the polls with you or a family member to vote early by mail. Join the Plus One campaign and double your impact in the 2020 election by engaging just one more voter.

3. Make Your Voice Heard

Talk about climate — with your family at the dinner table, with friends online. Climate change can feel complicated and intimidating, and sharing personal experiences helps contextualize its impact. 

Did you grow up snowshoeing, but snow is less and less reliable? Do you live in an urban heat center and lack access to air conditioning? Why is protecting winter — or taking climate action more broadly — a priority for you? 

Share your climate story online and start a conversation using the hashtag #VoteForWinter so we can encourage more people to join the effort to create a more resilient climate future. When your friends hear why you are voting for winter, they’ll be inspired to follow your lead. 

Our commitment

As a company, we are committed to being a force for good and that includes supporting our team in their own civic engagement. For the second year, we are joining Time To Vote, a non-partisan movement to support employees with paid time off to vote on Election Day. 

In addition, we’ve made a special round of Keep The North Cold grants this year focused on organizations helping  get out the vote, including Climate Generation, MN350, Conservation Minnesota, and Protect Our Winters.

Wear your vote

Sport your mission to create a just future for people and the planet in our Vote For Winter t-shirt. 100% of proceeds directly support our Vote For Winter partner organizations: Climate Generation, MN350, Conservation Minnesota, and Protect Our Winters.

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Additional Resources

Find the LCV scorecard, the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health, and energy issues

Conservation MN offers updates on key conservation bills and informs Minnesotans of their legislators' decisions