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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

Jun 24 Workshop: Catalyzing Community... in Minneapolis
8:30am to 4:30pm
Join us for the third of four FREE regional events for the National Community Solar Partnership! A recent U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory report estimates that nearly 50% of consumers...

Upcoming Events

in Minneapolis
11:30am to 1:30pm
You are invited to attend the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance- MESA’s first Hot Topic Brown Bag Lunch discussion on assessing the capacity value of Energy Storage. The discussion will focus on how to best assess the...
in Sauk Centre
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join WC CERT for a tour of commercial, agricultural, and and industrial LED lighting in Sauk Centre Thursday, July 14th 1:00 to 4:00pm! See commercial, agricultural, and and industrial installations, check out the lights,...
in Little Falls
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Join Central CERT for a tour of Camp Ripley’s energy efficiency and renewable energy updates! On our tour, we’ll learn how Camp Ripley has: 1. cut its energy load through energy efficiency measures 2. partnered...
in Coleraine
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join NE CERT in touring Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)‘s Coleraine lab! We’ll visit the boiler/generator they’re working on with Xcel Energy. And we’ll learn about the process of...

Testimonials about CERTs

With the help of folks at CERTs, the City of Royalton started at the very beginning of its renewable energy journey by doing an energy audit. The energy audit showed the council and residents that making renewable energy changes can impact the environment and...
- Andrea Lauer
City of Royalton
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
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
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
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 apart...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
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)

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