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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 21 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

2:00pm
This webinar is part of the Biomass Magazine Webinar Series. Torrefaction, hydrothermal carbonization and other biomass pretreatment and densification technologies have the potential to enable coal power plants desiring...
in Sandstone
9:00am to 5:00pm
The Midwest’s climate change education event of the year; come to the 2014 Summer Institute to get: Connected to Minnesota and regional educators who care about quality teaching and social/environmental issues....
in Center City
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Eichten’s Hidden Acres of Center City, Minn. will become the home of Chisago County’s first community solar garden. Farm owner Ed Eichten will retire 4 acres of his farm for the installation of a solar array. This open...
2:00pm
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will present a webinar on Aug. 20 about wind technology markets. Ryan Wiser of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will provide an overview of the DOE 2013 Wind Technologies Market...

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

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
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
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
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)