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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

Apr 18 WC Clean Energy Tour of Hutchi... in Hutchinson
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Join WC CERT for a clean energy tour of Hutchinson! We will start at City Center (a.k.a. City Hall) to see energy efficiency projects the City has implemented and then head out to the Waste Water Treatment Plant to see...

Upcoming Events

in Saint Paul or online
9:00am to 11:00am
Join city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the first Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (September...
in Minneapolis
10:00am to 5:30pm
The Sustainability & Energy Expo was born out of a recognition that many of our most pressing environmental issues, such as climate change, require the expertise of disciplines from across the campus. What kind of...
in Minneapolis
7:30am to 3:00pm
International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology...
in Minneapolis
7:30am to 6:30pm
The Midwest relies heavily on fossil energy for heating homes and businesses. Heating the Midwest is a network of thermal biomass advocates working to increase awareness and usage of renewable biomass for heat, which has the...

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
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)
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
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

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