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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

Sep 26 SE CERT Tour of Red Wing in Red Wing
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join SE CERT for a tour of Solar PV and LED lighting installations in Red Wing! We will see: 2 solar PV arrays totaling 39.9 kW capacity, which are producing about 87,800 kW/h of electricity annually 2 additional...

Upcoming Events

in Bloomington
8:00am to 4:00pm
This year’s Energy Expo will feature the following technical session tracks each with four speakers: Track I: Energy Information Systems – Xcel Energy’s EIS Pilot Project – The Details are in the Data...
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Course Description: Participants in this four-week online course will learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. The course will cover site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency...
in Red Wing
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join SE CERT for a tour of Solar PV and LED lighting installations in Red Wing! We will see: 2 solar PV arrays totaling 39.9 kW capacity, which are producing about 87,800 kW/h of electricity annually 2 additional...
in Fergus Falls
6:00pm
Join fellow alumni and friends for a conversation with University of Minnesota faculty on topics relevant to your community. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. Speakers include: Diane...

Testimonials about CERTs

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
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
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
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)
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

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