Find out what’s happening in your area and connect with
people in your community and beyond!

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

Oct 3 Minnesota Renewable Energy Tou... in
10:00am to 3:00pm
The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society is highlighting clean energy projects across the state and in the Twin Cities metro area. There are over 50 homes, businesses and farms with renewable energy systems and sustainable...

Upcoming Events

in Austin
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Are your energy bills difficult to manage? Don’t know how to reduce your energy costs? This workshop will teach participants common sense ways to decrease energy use and save money on their utility bills. Participants...
in Online
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a new way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to the buildings of commercial property owners across all of the counties in Minnesota. Why should your county get...
in North Mankato
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Participate in the Minnesota 2025 Energy Action Plan in Mankato! Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy, the 2025 Energy Action Plan will advance a number of strategies and technologies for clean, efficient energy...
in Austin
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Have you been wondering if solar was right for you? Attend this workshop and get an overview of solar electric systems. Many basic questions will be addressed such as: How well does solar energy work in Minnesota? How much...

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
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
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
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)