Free Ice Cream Sampling in Southwest Minneapolis This Friday
BEN & JERRY’S NEW “PECAN RESIST” ICE CREAM OFFERED FREE NOVEMBER 16 FROM 4-6 P.M. IN SOUTHWEST MPLS AT CALHOUN COMMONS TO HEARTY PATRONS WHO LOVE ICE CREAM IN ANY SEASON – AND WHO WANT TO PROTECT MINNESOTA’S WATER
Ben & Jerry’s recently launched Pecan Resist nationwide and now the company wants you to sample it free – and to get smarter about protecting Minnesota’s natural resources, including its water from the very real threats posed by a Canadian tar sands pipeline that threatens native treaty rights, climate and our water -- an oil pipeline that the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce declared unnecessary for economic and environmental reasons.
- The pipeline will also escalate the carbon pollution that is driving runaway climate change. A new UN report warns that we have 12 years to limit catastrophic impacts from a warming planet.
- Honor the Earth and MN 350 will be on site to discuss how Minnesotans can get involved in the battle stop Line 3 and to protect our water resources.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, November 16, 2018 – from 4:00—6:00 p.m.
- Ben & Jerry’s at Calhoun Commons: 3070 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The public is invited to enjoy this delicious “limited edition” blend of pecans, chocolate and other scrumptious Ben & Jerry’s flavors that make up Pecan Resist as part of a campaign to lick injustice and champion those fighting to create a more just, equitable and environmentally sound nation for us all. Pecan Resist also celebrates the activists like Honor the Earth and three other organizations* that are continuing to resist oppression, harmful environmental practices and injustice.
Each organization will receive a significant $25,000 contribution from Ben & Jerry’s to continue the work they do.
Ben & Jerry’s has a history of using its ice cream to promote justice, from racial equity, climate change and marriage equality, to refugee and immigrant rights. For example, Chubby Hubby became Hubby Hubby in 2009 to celebrate same sex marriage in Vermont. Chocolate Fudge Brownie temporarily became “Food Fight Fudge Brownie” to support GMO labeling, and EmpowerMint was launched in 2016 to promote voting rights. In a previous incarnation, Pecan Resist was known as New York Super Fudge Chunk.
“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to support these four organizations that are doing incredible work every day,” said Ben & Jerry’s new CEO Matthew McCarthy, said during the launch of the Pecan resists at the National Press Club in Washington DC before the election. “Our goal is to use our company’s voice, our ice cream, and our activism to encourage all Americans to support and help build these movements which counter the current regressive agenda. We think it’s more important now than ever that citizens and businesses alike stand up and be counted.”
- Honor the Earth works on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities – and is currently engaged in trying to prevent a new Enbridge Canadian tar sands pipe line carrying the dirtiest oil on the planet through Native American lands and waters, which threatens all of northern Minnesota’s pristine natural resources.
- Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champions solutions that move everyone forward.
- Women’s March is committed to harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
- Neta is one of the fastest-growing independent media platforms led by people of color along the Texas-Mexico border.
- Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/261905744507988/
- Learn more and engage with each group at benjerry.com/pecanresist
- To find Pecan Resist, please visit: https://www.benjerry.com/pecanresist
To interview Winona LaDuke or another spokesperson about Pecan Resist and Line 3 – please contact Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications, 612-729-8585, [email protected]
3070 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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