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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 30 5th Annual Bemidji Sustainable... in Bemidji
9:00am to 4:00pm
Join the 5th Annual Bemidji Sustainable Places Tour Saturday, July 30th! This is a free, self-guided tour that is open to the public. See how local citizens: Reduce their energy costs Increase their energy...

Upcoming Events

in Bemidji
9:00am to 4:00pm
Join the 5th Annual Bemidji Sustainable Places Tour Saturday, July 30th! This is a free, self-guided tour that is open to the public. See how local citizens: Reduce their energy costs Increase their energy...
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...
2:00pm to 2:30pm
If you would like to learn more about SolarWall and the statewide Made in Minnesota rebate available for this solar thermal system, join CERTs to learn about two resources available to you: 1.) SolarWall and the statewide...
in Coleraine
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join Northeast Clean Energy Resource Teams (NE CERT) for a sneak peek tour of in-progress clean energy projects at Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)’s Coleraine Lab. During our tour, we’ll learn more about this...

Testimonials about CERTs

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
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 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
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)

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