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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 the inaugural survey. Read on for some highlights of the results!
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...
School solar installation in Minnesota | Photo by IPS Solar
Peter Lindstrom
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:17pm
Recent publications point out that clean energy and schools might be the best combination since the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich made it into a school lunchbox! But seriously, utility spending in our...
Rochester Recreation Center received massive energy upgrades
Peter Lindstrom
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:55pm
Aging buildings often use a lot of unnecessary electricity, and two key facilities in Rochester—Rochester Recreation Center and Mayo Civic Center—had many opportunities for energy savings. This case study...

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in Falcon Heights
10:00am
Explore tips and ideas to live a greener lifestyle. The City of Falcon Heights Environment Commission will host a “Sustainable Actions Fair” Saturday, April 28, at Community Park (at the corner of Cleveland and Roselawn...
in Minneapolis
10:00am to 9:00pm
The 2018 Midwest Solar Expo returns to Minneapolis for its 5th annual conference, exhibition and Smart Energy Symposium. Join us as we continue to drive the conversation on the Midwest solar market – gain insights from...
in St. Paul
6:00pm to 12:00pm
The U.S. Green Building Council’s IMPACT conference is where you can learn about the latest updates for LEED, green business programs and new technologies like Arc. In its 7th year, the annual IMPACT conference gathers...
in Carlton
10:00am to 8:00pm
Studies have shown that 75 percent or more of biomass energy dollars stay within the local community, as opposed to only 5 percent or less of fossil fuel energy dollars, and have more stable prices long-term. As with past...
in Minneapolis
7:00pm
Our first Solar Twin Cities group buy in the Land of 10,000 Lakes is holding its kickoff event May 3rd at Insight Brewing in Minneapolis. Group buy programs help to lower the cost and complexity of investing in a solar...

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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 >>

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