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If you’re wondering what CERTs is up to in your area, click on your region below to learn
more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
your neck of the woods. We would also like to connect you with local groups working on
clean energy. Stay in the loop via email, Facebook, Twitter, and however else you connect.

Regional Highlights

Place your cursor on a region on the map to learn more about what each region is working on, and click to visit the region's page.

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Featured Event

Jul 9 CERTs Community Solar Garden T... in Pelican Rapids
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for an informational session and tour of Community Solar Gardens held at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pelican Rapids July 9th hosted by CERTs and LREC. Attendees will tour LREC’s Community Solar...

Upcoming Events

in Eden Prairie
9:00am to 11:00am
Please join the American Lung Association in Minnesota at the GE Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie on Tuesday, July 7th for an in-depth workshop on electric vehicle (EV) charging at the workplace as well as an...
in Minneapolis
8:00am to 5:00pm
Metropolitan Airports Commission teams up with e-ride Industries and Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition to bring an electric utility vehicle test drive + demonstration to fleet managers and sustainability staff. The open...
in Pelican Rapids
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for an informational session and tour of Community Solar Gardens held at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pelican Rapids July 9th hosted by CERTs and LREC. Attendees will tour LREC’s Community Solar...
in Minneapolis
8:00am to 4:30pm
The Energy Storage Summit will feature both Minnesotan and national speakers from the energy storage industry, utilities, renewable energy experts, regulators and policy makers. The goal of the Summit is to gather talented...

Testimonials about CERTs

CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
I have been involved with CERTs since its inception and have watched it grow to a mature organization dedicated to coordinating grassroots ideas and efforts to wean this state and country from our fossil fuel addiction. There is no other group of...
- David Opsahl
Willmar Municipal Utilities
CERTs has been a very important partner to our organization as we have evolved into THE voice for sustainability on the Iron Range. Whether it is by helping to judge our Green Inventors Contest for area youth, by participating in the wildly successful Iron...
- Don Graves
Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS)
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance