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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

May 4 Behavior Change Introductory W... in Saint Paul
9:00am to 4:00pm
Behavior change is the cornerstone concept behind CERTs’ CERTified Campaigns and much of our other programming. We draw much of how to do our work from the field of Community-Based Social Marketing. This two-day...

Upcoming Events

in Saint Paul
9:00am to 4:00pm
Behavior change is the cornerstone concept behind CERTs’ CERTified Campaigns and much of our other programming. We draw much of how to do our work from the field of Community-Based Social Marketing. This two-day...
in St. Paul
8:30am to 4:00pm
Behavior change is the cornerstone concept behind CERTs’ CERTified Campaigns and much of our other programming. We draw much of how to do our work from the field of Community-Based Social Marketing. This two-day...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 11:00am
Join city staff for this month’s Minnesota GreenStep Cities Workshop/Webinar #9: “Transit Assistance Options.” Register to attend in person or online! Agenda: 8:45am – Registration, Coffee &...
in St. Paul
6:00pm to 5:00pm
The Midwest Solar Expo is bringing together solar leaders from across the country for its third annual conference. Join us in Minneapolis as we continue the dialogue on Midwest solar, gain insights from industry experts,...

Testimonials about CERTs

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
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
University of Minnesota Morris understands how important CERTs is in moving our economy to local green jobs.
- Lowell Rasmussen
University of Minnesota Morris
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)
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
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

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