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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.

CERTs 2013 Conference

Learn more about the CERTs 2013 Conference
CERTs 2013 was a huge success with hundreds of attendees learning, connecting, and acting!     See presentations & photos >>

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

Apr 29 Heating the Midwest 2014 Confe... in Green Bay
8:00am to 12:00pm
Attend the Midwest’s Premiere Biomass Heating Expo! Following the success of last year’s Heating the Midwest Conference, this year’s event will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin...

Upcoming Events

in Mt. Iron
9:00am to 4:00pm
The 6th annual Iron Range Earth Fest will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Mt. Iron at the Mt. Iron Community Center, Messiah Lutheran Church & Merritt Elementary School. Are you a local business, organization,...
in Green Bay
8:00am to 12:00pm
Attend the Midwest’s Premiere Biomass Heating Expo! Following the success of last year’s Heating the Midwest Conference, this year’s event will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin...
in Minneapolis
7:00am to 9:00am
The week of May 5th is Minneapolis Bike Walk Week. The Brake for Breakfast event will take place on Tuesday, May 6th. We will have free coffee AND local food trucks so you can purchase yummy food from local vendors! We...
in St. Paul
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office is holding public meetings on its recently released draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation, which would make as much as $4 billion in...

Find Community Groups


Use our map of local community organizations to connect with a group in your part of the state! Explore map.

Clean Energy Scrapbook

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
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
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
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)