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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

Aug 26 Eco Experience at the Minnesot... 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....

Upcoming Events

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
Learn how NRCS has revised and simplified the Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) designed to evaluate on-farm energy use. For FY15, NRCS releases the CAP 128, Agricultural Energy Management Plan that consolidates the CAP 122,...
11:00am to 12:30pm
Ken Smith of Ever-Green Energy and Betsy Engelking of Geronimo Energy will share what they learned through Germany’s experience with renewable energy. Webinar Overview – How to foster change to local energy...
in Lakeville
10:00am to 2:00pm
This is an open-house format. Come when it is convenient for you! Dakota Electric Association, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative and Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric are inviting all commercial and industrial members...

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

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
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)
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