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Wondering what strategies were particularly effective for CERTs Seed Grant recipients in 2016? Below are the top ten things that come out of their project reflections. Now we can all benefit from them!
Fond du Lac clean energy tour
Brian Bluhm
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:02pm
On August 9, 2017 NE CERT and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa co-hosted a clean energy tour of both Fond du Lac Band’s Resource Management Division building as well as Black Bear Casino Resort. The tour...
In 2016 there were 57,351 clean energy jobs in MN
Dan Thiede
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 2:49pm
Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) today released a new report called Clean Jobs Midwest from Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs that finds that Minnesota now has 57,351 total clean energy jobs...
Drive Electric MN in Duluth
Pam Schmitt
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:15pm
More than 150 people recently checked out a 100 percent battery-powered Nissan Leaf at two Whole Foods Co-op stores in Duluth. Minnesota Power, in collaboration with Drive Electric Minnesota, showed off the vehicle...
Screenshot from LPTV news segment on Leech Lake community solar gardens
Anna Carlson
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:01pm
“This is the first 100% low-income shared solar array in the state of Minnesota, and the first low-income community solar array integrated into energy assistance (LIHEAP) in the nation!” notes Jason...

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in Dubuque
9:00am to 4:00pm
The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. The 10th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics...
in Detroit Lakes
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Please park at Hub 41 and be ready to board the charter bus at 1:30. Join Central CERT, Detroit Lakes Public Utilities, and Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) for a Clean Energy Tour of Detroit Lakes! Agenda: 1:30...
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Good Life Sustainability Tour is a self guided tour across Region 5 of Central Minnesota. Explore sustainable homes and sites across the area to learn more about what other people are doing to engage in sustainability....
in Waconia
6:00pm
This spring Sovereign Estate Winery invested in solar panel energy to further support our sustainability in agriculture. Sundance Solar Energy and Sovereign Estate have partnered to host six concerts this season featuring...
in Spicer
9:00am
Join the YES! Teams from across the state of Minnesota for the annual summit. The day will center around the theme “Say YES! to Living Green” and will include interactive sessions on green careers, energy...

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options. Start finding the right lights >>

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

 
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

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