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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 2015 Conference

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Regional Highlights

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Featured Event

Apr 28 Free Wind Lease Info for Farme... in
10:00am
Join a webinar on how to evaluate a land lease for hosting wind turbines on your land. This webinar is presented by Brad Haight from Leasegen. Brad has built a model for valuing a turbine lease revenue stream. This is...

Upcoming Events

in Minneapolis
7:00am to 12:30pm
The Big Ten/Midwestern Universities Transportation and Parking Conference focuses on the unique issues of the higher education transportation and parking environment. It brings together leaders to discuss areas of concern...
in Bemidji
9:30am to 5:00pm
Exhibits from the Minnesota State Fair’s Eco Experience are visiting the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji from Jan. 31 to June 15, 2015. Although you won’t find Pronto Pups, cheese curds or the...
10:00am
Join a webinar on how to evaluate a land lease for hosting wind turbines on your land. This webinar is presented by Brad Haight from Leasegen. Brad has built a model for valuing a turbine lease revenue stream. This is...
2:30pm
The Minnesota Department of Commerce was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to carry out a strategic stakeholder engagement process and develop an Action Plan for combined heat and power (CHP) deployment in...

Find Community Groups


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

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