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Although Minnesota communities share a common belief of how important a healthy environment is to both our economy and lifestyle, there are many ways of putting that value into action. Finding ways to engage local businesses and residents to make a contribution toward a clean...
Business Blitzers (left to right): John Howard, City of Winona; Chris Meyer, SE CERT coordinator; Sadie Neuman, City of Winona; Alexis Troschinetz, CERTs; Joel Haskard, CERTs
Sadie Neuman
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 2:34pm
After a snowstorm delayed plans, five staff from the City of Winona and Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) set out in March for the first Business Blitz in downtown Winona. The blitz involved...
Minnesota GreenStep Cities survey results
Alexis Troschinetz
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:15am
We had a great response rate to the second annual survey of cities and tribal nations in the Minnesota GreenStep program. The number of cities and tribal nations responding to the survey improved four points over...
Photos from the 2018 CERTs Conference
Lissa Pawlisch
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:54pm
Over 500 Minnesotans attended the seventh statewide CERTs Conference, connecting to build a clean energy future in their communities! March 28-29 were two truly energizing days in St. Cloud, MN for the 2018 CERTs...
Seven communities won 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards
MN Dept. of Commerce
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 2:15pm
Seven Minnesota communities are recipients of the 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), with financial support from the...

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12:30pm to 1:30pm
Fleets for the Future (F4F) is a national project team of regional councils, Clean Cities coalitions, and industry experts tasked with coordinating regional and national procurement initiatives to consolidate bulk orders of...
in St. Paul
10:00am
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers”...
in Decorah
11:00am to 3:00pm
Electric vehicles (EVs) have long been of interest to those seeking to decrease fossil fuel dependency and generate power in their communities through renewable energy. As the EV market grows in response to high fuel costs...
in Custer
8:30am to 5:30pm
Now in its 29th year, The Energy Fair brings people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features interactive workshops,...
in St. Cloud
8:00am to 8:00pm
What are Minnesota cities doing today to create more sustainable communities? What can cities do in the years to come? Get together with other city campers and GreenStep Cities participants as you explore sustainable...

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CERTified Campaigns


Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options. Start finding the right lights >>

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

 
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

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Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission