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02/20/2013
Experts and activists gather in St. Cloud on Wednesday and Thursday for a conference highlighting clean energy technologies for Minnesota communities. Organizers say the fifth statewide conference of the Clean Energy Resource Teams is a celebration of successful energy efficiency and renewable...
02/19/2013
Visitors at a two-day conference in St. Cloud this week can learn about strategies to save energy, from installing solar panels to driving an electric car. Clean Energy Resource Teams is hosting the conference Wednesday and Thursday at River’s Edge Convention Center. About 500 people are expected...
02/05/2013
Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a program of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in partnership with CERTs and several other organizations. Excerpt: One by one, Minnesota cities are becoming a bit more eco-friendly. The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams recently welcomed a 50th municipality...
01/24/2013
Water is something we use and need everyday, and the city of Duluth is unique in that we get all of our supply from the big, blue resource we live on—Lake Superior. And that’s got the attention of several organizations like the Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) and the city of...
01/15/2013
Water is energy. To save the former is to save the latter as well. To help businesses and even residential users save those resources, the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams are bringing back the Minnesota Water-Saving Bulk-Buy Program. The program, which ran in 2011 as well, offers low-flow...
01/12/2013
Alexis Troschinetz with CERTs spent some time on WCCO Radio’s The Centsible Energy Hour with Mike Rogers and Mike Woodley talking about the CERTs Water-Saving Bulk Buy Program—specifically the dramatic cost savings that can be realized by participants through discounted programs and...
01/03/2013
The city of Maple Grove plans to become a GreenStep city within the state. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program that helps cities achieve sustainability and quality of life goals. The GreenStep program is free and based on 28 best practices....
12/27/2012
As a small business owner, Molly Luther of The Good Life Cafe in Park Rapids knows first hand how important it is to save money. “We operate on such a tight budget,” Luther noted. “Especially being in a seasonal community, when you’re really busy and you do a majority...
12/27/2012
It’s common to open up a box of old Christmas decorations to find out some of the lights are no longer working. The St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has a solution. The Recycle Your Holidays program is back and allows individuals in 15 Minnesota counties the opportunity to...
12/26/2012
Minnesota Energy Resources has launched a new campaign offering free water conservation kits to its natural gas customers in Worthington. The kits, which contain a low-flow showerhead, kitchen faucet aerator and bathroom faucet aerator, not only conserve water, they also help to reduce the amount...

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