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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

Feb 21 Duluth Energy Design Conferenc... in Duluth
8:00am to 4:30pm
The mission of the Energy Design Conference & Expo to provide a valuable, educational and innovative conference focused on the core principles of energy-efficient building and responsible design. At the Energy...

Upcoming Events

in Duluth
8:00am to 4:30pm
The mission of the Energy Design Conference & Expo to provide a valuable, educational and innovative conference focused on the core principles of energy-efficient building and responsible design. At the Energy Design...
in 117 Pleasant St SE
12:00pm
Why is energy storage called the “Swiss Army Knife” of the electric grid? It can potentially provide many different services to enhance renewable energy, reduce unnecessary infrastructure expenses, and help smooth out...
in Virginia
5:30pm to 7:30pm
How would you like grow your own vegetables ten months out of the year, right here in the North Country? It’s not a pipe dream. Just ask Marshall Helmberger, publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper, who built his own...
11:00am
Join Metro CERT for an informational webinar about recent electric vehicle developments in Minnesota. Topics will include: opportunities for local governments to purchase EVs and increase charging infrastructure cost...

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 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
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)
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
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

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