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Larry and Deb Potter own Blue Line Travel Center in Worthington, MN. For a long time they thought about saving energy with lighting upgrades, but they could not find the right financing to get it done. When they attended a seminar hosted by the Rural Minnesota Energy Board on...
Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping
Diana McKeown
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:28am
For over half a century, Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping has been harnessing the power of the sun to grow plants and create beautiful spaces. With this history, it seemed like a natural step to use...
Parkwood Place in Mountain Lake, MN
Annette Fiedler
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:19am
Parkwood Place in Mountain Lake, MN provides assisted living and senior care options for elderly adults. They recently utilized the Rural Minnesota Energy Board’s Property Assessed Clean Energy—or PACE...
Jay Miller with new solar array on Crankshaft Supply roof
Trevor Drake
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:12am
Recycling is at the core of Jay Miller’s company, Crankshaft Supply. The 50-year-old Minneapolis business remanufactures engine parts, saving the expense of having to manufacture new parts and repurposing old parts...
Solar at Cozy Corners Campground | Photo copyright Jason Wachter, St. Cloud Times
Anthony D'Amico
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:29am
When Cozy Corners Campground in Richmond, Minnesota is at maximum capacity during the busy summer months, the facility’s electric bill can top $10,000 a month. Driven by a desire to make a positive...
Students, staff, and faculty in the Nature Nook with the new light
Joel Haskard
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:36pm
Tucked away near Owen Hall on the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus is the Nature Nook. With the recent help of the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the Clean Energy Resource...

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in Bemidji
9:30am to 5:00pm
Exhibits from the Minnesota State Fair’s Eco Experience are visiting the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji from Jan. 31 to June 15, 2015. Although you won’t find Pronto Pups, cheese curds or the...
in Rochester
1:00pm to 6:00pm
The first annual Rochester EarthFest Celebration is a nine-day, volunteer led event, which consists of several Earth day programs at various locations around the area including Assisi Heights, Quarry Hill, The Food Coop,...
in Blaine
9:00am to 2:00pm
Whether you’re passionate about growing groundwater concerns, reducing the amount of waste you produce, purckids plant flowershasing local foods, or exploring more ways to be eco-friendly, the Green Expo is the right venue...
in Minneapolis
9:00am to 2:00pm
CEE is helping to host the Design Thinking Hands On: Developing Energy Saving Practices for Office Employees event as a part of the CARD Grant funded Commercial Building Plug Load Energy Reduction Strategies project. One...

CERTs 2015 Conference

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CERTified Campaigns

Gobble Up Savings with LEDs

Gobble up savings in turkey barns
CERTs is helping turkey farmers reduce energy use by upgrading to LED lighting in their barns. Gobble up lighting savings >>

Light Up Your Station & Save with LEDs

Start saving with LED canopy lights
CERTs is helping Minnesota service stations save energy by upgrading to LED canopy lighting. Learn more >>