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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 5 SE CERT presents Austin: A Sho... in Austin
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join SE CERT August 5th 2:00 – 5:00pm to learn how Austin has become a hotbed of Community Clean Energy Action and how your community can do the same! We have a full, exciting afternoon and hope you’ll join us! We’ll...

Upcoming Events

in Austin
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join SE CERT August 5th 2:00 – 5:00pm to learn how Austin has become a hotbed of Community Clean Energy Action and how your community can do the same! We have a full, exciting afternoon and hope you’ll join us! We’ll...
in Twin Cities
9:30am to 5:30pm
National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in...
9:00am
Save the date! The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)‘s renewable energy tour will be Saturday, October 3rd. This year’s tour will be held statewide, including the metro. Stay tuned to learn how to...
in Saint Paul
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Metro Clean Energy Resource Team (Metro CERT) to celebrate our 8th year of connecting communities to resources! This year we have an opportunity to provide feedback to the Minnesota’s 2025 Energy Action Plan! We...

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...
- 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)
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 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