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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

Aug 24 Eco Experience at Minnesota St... in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
When you’re at the Minnesota State Fair, plan to stop by the Eco Experience building on the north end of the fairgrounds to boost your energy IQ at the Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy exhibit. CERTs and...

Upcoming Events

in Orr
8:00am to 5:30pm
ORR Center Homesteading & Sustainable Lifestyles Expo will feature exhibits and educational workshops including information and skills needed to live a more sustainable lifestyle. FEATURING: -Dozens of local eco...
in Waconia
6:00pm
This spring Sovereign Estate Winery invested in solar panel energy to further support our sustainability in agriculture. Sundance Solar Energy and Sovereign Estate have partnered to host six concerts this season featuring...
in Minneapolis
1:00pm to 5:00pm
This year’s MnTAP Intern Symposium features 17 projects at companies around the state. The interns will highlight the opportunities they have identified for saving water, energy, and waste during their 3-month...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
When you’re at the Minnesota State Fair, plan to stop by the Eco Experience building on the north end of the fairgrounds to boost your energy IQ at the Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy exhibit. CERTs and...
in St. Paul
10:00am
Join Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) for a free education session about solar energy options in Minnesota! This summer, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association is partnering with municipalities and neighborhoods...

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

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission