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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.

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Featured Event

Jun 14 GreenStep Cities Circular Econ... in Saint Paul
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Join city staff for this month’s Minnesota GreenStep Cities Workshop on Circular Economies, which is part of the 2016 League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference. Overview: Public and private sector innovators and...

Upcoming Events

in Stevens Point
9:00am to 5:00pm
The conference is an annual gathering of small wind installers, manufacturers, dealers, distributors, educators, site assessors, and advocates dedicated to advancing small wind (100 kilowatts and under) for farms, businesses...
in Saint Paul
12:30pm to 12:00pm
The ​2016 ​Transforming ​Local ​Government ​Conference ​(TLG) ​and ​the ​League ​of ​Minnesota ​Cities ​(LMC) Annual ​Conference ​will ​be ​co-located ​June ​14-17, ​2016 ​in ​Saint ​Paul. ​This ​unique ​opportunity ​of ​...
in Saint Paul
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Join city staff for this month’s Minnesota GreenStep Cities Workshop on Circular Economies, which is part of the 2016 League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference. Overview: Public and private sector innovators and...
in Saint Paul
7:00am to 8:30am
Communities and organizations across the country, including Minnesota’s own Camp Ripley National Guard site, are creating models for how solar energy can enhance community preparedness and security, especially in times of...

Testimonials about CERTs

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
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)
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
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

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