Campaigns from CERTs


CERTs runs collaborative, educational, and CERTified campaigns. Collaborative Campaigns promote partnering organizations’ energy actions. Educational campaigns provide resources on timely energy topics. CERTified Campaigns provide Minnesotans with clear and actionable ways to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in their community.

Scroll down to check out our current campaigns and take action today! Click here to see past campaigns, and contact us if you have an idea for an energy-saving campaign CERTs should take on.

CERTs makes a measurable impact through our campaigns:

Energy ENERGY SAVED: 55 billion BTUs
Enough to heat 687 MN homes for one winter

Energy MONEY SAVED: $1,278,000 each year
Enough to buy 1,800 ENERGY STAR refrigerators

Energy PARTICIPANTS: 1,346
Residents, Small Business, Schools, Local Governments & more

Water WATER SAVED: 31 million gallons/year
Enough to fill 48 olympic swimming pools

Recycle Your Holidays™ Learn more

Recycle Old Holiday Lights in Minnesota

This campaign helps Minnesotans get rid of old, broken, inefficient light strands and upgrade to new, efficient LED holiday lights. CERTs is partnering once again with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) for the 2015-2016 holiday season of Recycle Your Holidays™. RAM recycles every part of the light strings—the metal wires, the plastic casing, and even the lights themselves. We provide a map of drop-off locations that accept holiday lights.

See map of drop-off locations >>

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. CERTs can answer questions about energy efficiency for dairy barns and will walk you through the funding options available for barn energy efficiency upgrades. We can help you consider renewable energy options, too.

Learn how to save on your farm >>

Light Up Your Station & Save! Start saving with LED canopy lights

LED Canopy Lighting Opportunity

CERTs is helping Minnesota service stations upgrade their canopy lighting to energy-saving LED technology. With can help reduce your canopy energy costs up to 75%, create a brighter and more attractive station, reduce your maintenance costs, and more. With CERTs you can participate in a bulk buy to get lower prices, access quality canopy lighting products, and reduce upgrade costs further with utility rebates.

Sign up to receive more information >>

Switch to efficient light bulbs! Start finding the right lights

Guide to energy-efficient lighting

There are a lot of new lighting options out there today, so we created a suite of resources to help you find your way!

  • CERTs Right Light Guide
  • CFL recycling locator
  • Great lighting links
  • Ask an expert service

Start finding the right lights >>

You weigh in – Submit campaign ideas

If you have an idea for an energy-saving campaign that you think CERTs should take on, please tell Alexis your thoughts as completely as possible with your name, email, and phone number (we won’t share any of it). Thanks!

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