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If you are in Good Thunder (pop. 583) looking for a fun thrift store to update your home décor, stop into Main Street Repeats. Owners George and Maureen Spear not only have great deals awaiting the discerning customer, they also know a great deal when they see one: they recently...
CERTs solar array tour at Deep Portage
Lissa Pawlisch
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:55am
Deep Portage, a nonprofit Environmental Learning Center located near Hackensack, Minnesota, has a powerful story to tell of how they are building a sustainable energy future in Central Minnesota. Clean energy...
Quantity Quotes
Joel Haskard
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:44am
Quantity Quotes, a free online marketplace for competitive quotes on EPA’s Water Sense and ENERGY STAR products (light bulbs, faucet aerators, showerheads, pre-rinse sprayers, and more). It was developed by...
Fritz Ebinger
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:57am
USDA Rural Development State Director recently announced funding to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers conserve energy and develop renewable energy systems. “This funding will allow local...
Lake Street Council accepts check for Energy Coaching project
Trevor Drake
Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:03pm
On a sunny afternoon in South Minneapolis on March 22nd, just as school was getting out and cars zoomed past on 35W overhead, a celebration of local energy innovation was on display at Taqueria La Hacienda on East...

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Kristi Fernholz became the West Central CERT Coordinator, although she has been on the West Central Steering Committee for several years. Kristi...

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Featured Event

in Stevens Point
9:00am to 5:00pm
The conference is an annual gathering of small wind installers, manufacturers, dealers, distributors, educators, site assessors, and advocates dedicated to advancing small wind (100 kilowatts and under) for farms, businesses...
in Saint Paul
12:30pm to 12:00pm
The ​2016 ​Transforming ​Local ​Government ​Conference ​(TLG) ​and ​the ​League ​of ​Minnesota ​Cities ​(LMC) Annual ​Conference ​will ​be ​co-located ​June ​14-17, ​2016 ​in ​Saint ​Paul. ​This ​unique ​opportunity ​of ​...
in Saint Paul
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Join city staff for this month’s Minnesota GreenStep Cities Workshop on Circular Economies, which is part of the 2016 League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference. Overview: Public and private sector innovators and...
in Saint Paul
7:00am to 8:30am
Communities and organizations across the country, including Minnesota’s own Camp Ripley National Guard site, are creating models for how solar energy can enhance community preparedness and security, especially in times of...

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CERTified Campaigns

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 >>

Milk the Savings Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
CERTs is guiding dairy farmers across Minnesota through the steps necessary to save energy in their operations. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission