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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

Aug 30 SE CERT Region Nine Community... in Waseca
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefiting from solar energy is no longer only available to those who can afford and utilize solar panels on their homes. With...

Upcoming Events

in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
When you’re at the Minnesota State Fair, plan to stop by the Eco Experience building on the north end of the fairgrounds to boost your energy IQ at the Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy exhibit....
in Waseca
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefiting from solar energy is no longer only available to those who can afford and utilize solar panels on their homes. With...
in Bemidji
10:30am to 2:00pm
Join the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) Bemidji event! AESP is a fun group of energy geeks (consider being a member for only $40!), and they have 4 meetings a year…This one will be in Bemidji....
in Bemidji
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT) and Bemidji State University (BSU) to learn about Electric Vehicles (EVs), charging stations, and EV infrastructure in northwestern Minnesota. Agenda: 2:00...

Testimonials about CERTs

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

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