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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

Nov 4 MnSEIA – Midwest Gateway to So... in Minneapolis
8:00am to 5:00pm
MnSEIA is proud to announce that the first annual “MnSEIA – Midwest Gateway to Solar” Conference is happening in Minneapolis on November 4th and 5th, 2014. Minnesota is the next big landscape for solar in the...

Upcoming Events

in Rochester
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dynamic changes in our energy supply are driving down costs and increasing innovation. Michael Noble, executive director of Fresh Energy, will speak about electric vehicles, and solar and wind electric generation technology...
in Minneapolis
8:00am to 5:00pm
MnSEIA is proud to announce that the first annual “MnSEIA – Midwest Gateway to Solar” Conference is happening in Minneapolis on November 4th and 5th, 2014. Minnesota is the next big landscape for solar in the...
2:00pm to 4:00pm
The MN Green Schools Coalition and the U.S. Green Building Council Minnesota (USGBC-MN) is offering a free training to overview 3 climate and energy classroom curricula for elementary and middle school teachers. The training...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 11:00am
Join other city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the third Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (October...

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 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
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
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