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Raising awareness among community members
Everyone would like to save money on utility bills, and most people want to conserve our natural resources, right? Well, in Southwest Minnesota, what initially started as an effort to raise...

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CERTs is continuing its work with researchers from the University of St. Thomas to better understand which aspects of community solar are most important to you and which factors would most influence your decision to subscribe to a project. You might remember seeing a survey in...
Energy Coaches in action
Trevor Drake
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:28pm
A pilot project in Minneapolis is testing the idea that business advocates might be the key to unlocking energy efficiency in the small business sector.   The Challenge   Energy efficiency advocates...
EV event at the capitol
Joel Haskard
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:26am
The big National Drive Electric Week event is coming up this weekend—Sunday, September 21st from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the State Capitol Mall. To learn more about the event and electric vehicles (EVs) in...
Jim Beecher of St. Louis Park drives a 2013 Nissan Leaf
Joel Haskard
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:22am
More and more electric vehicles (EVs) are entering the national marketplace and hitting Minnesota roads. CERTs is doing a series of interviews with EV drivers to learn about their experiences. Meet Jim: Jim...
MN GreenCorps
Alexis Troschinetz
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:42pm
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in AmeriCorps service with Minnesota GreenCorps for immediate placement during the 2014-2015 program...
Touring solar installations at Carleton College before learning about community solar opportunities
Michelle Palm
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:58am
Minnesotans came together at Carleton College’s Weitz Center on Thursday, August 21st to learn about community solar gardens and three projects around the Southeast CERT region. This open event was held to educate...

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Trevor Drake is the Metro CERT Coordinator at at The Great Plains Institute. Trevor joined the CERTs team after completing a year of service...

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in St. Paul
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Twin Cities Drive Electric Day 2014 will be at the Lower Capitol Mall in front of the State Capitol building in Saint Paul. MLK Street will be closed so plug-in vehicle owners are invited to show their vehicles on the street...
11:00am to 12:00pm
You have your data in B3 Benchmarking, and now you’re asking yourself, “How do I communicate this information?” In this session, we will: discuss who should hear about building performance, walk...
in Minneapolis
9:00am to 4:00pm
Law Seminars International is pleased to announce the sixth annual “Renewables in the Midwest” Conference in Minneapolis. The Midwest contains the nation’s most valuable renewable energy resources and is a...
3:00pm to 4:30pm
This webinar will describe community-based social marketing as a behavior-based approach for developing energy-efficiency programs. The webinar will begin with an overview of the five steps involved in developing and...

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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 >>