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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 2013 Conference

Learn more about the CERTs 2013 Conference
CERTs 2013 was a huge success with hundreds of attendees learning, connecting, and acting!     See presentations & photos >>

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

Jul 28 3rd Annual ESC Market Transfor... in Saint Paul
9:00am to 5:00pm
Join your fellow public and private sector professionals from across the nation for the 3rd Annual Energy Services Coalition Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29-30, 2014. The ESC will bring together our members and...

Upcoming Events

in Saint Paul
9:00am to 5:00pm
Join your fellow public and private sector professionals from across the nation for the 3rd Annual Energy Services Coalition Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 29-30, 2014. The ESC will bring together our members and...
in Sandstone
9:00am to 5:00pm
The Midwest’s climate change education event of the year; come to the 2014 Summer Institute to get: Connected to Minnesota and regional educators who care about quality teaching and social/environmental issues....
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair is an indoor green space with lush rain gardens, an eco home, live entertainment, and cutting-edge displays on renewable energy, new fuels and vehicles, and organic farming....
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join us for the final Webinar of the Series on August 27! Municipalities and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) are facing dramatic increases in rooftop solar permit applications. With this trend expected to...

Find Community Groups


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

Clean Energy Scrapbook

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