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“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with communities in my home area to see how they can use clean energy to improve their lives,” says Melissa Birch, the new Central CERT Coordinator. After growing up in north-central Minnesota, Melissa earned a B.A....
Right Light App for energy-efficient LED bulbs
Dan Thiede
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:17am
“All I wanted was a light bulb that would look and feel the same as my old bulb,” said Shaina Brassard, a Minneapolis resident. “When you go to the store you have so many choices now—it can be confusing.”...
Over 100 people attended the Metro CERT Annual Event
Diana McKeown
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:48pm
If you were not able to make it to the event, please take a moment to share your ideas about Metro CERT priorities for 2018-2019.   The 10th annual Metro CERT event highlights included a keynote from...
Dan Thiede
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:42pm
Wondering what strategies were particularly effective for CERTs Seed Grant recipients in 2016? Below are the top ten things that come out of their project reflections. Now we can all benefit from them!   1...
Fond du Lac clean energy tour
Brian Bluhm
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:02pm
On August 9, 2017 NE CERT and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa co-hosted a clean energy tour of both Fond du Lac Band’s Resource Management Division building as well as Black Bear Casino Resort. The tour...

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Fritz Ebinger is the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Rural Energy Development Program Manager for the University of Minnesota’s Regional...

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in Roseville
With cooler weather on the way, it’s time to prepare for heating bills again. Are you interested in learning how to keep heating and energy costs down? The Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) of Minnesota can help you with ideas...
in Stillwater
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for our Fall 2017 Planning for Resilient Cities Workshops with city staff, commission and community volunteers and elected leaders from 40 metro cities working together to include resilience goals (energy/mitigation...
in St. Paul
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for a fall mixer with networking, refreshments, and a discussion of how the clean energy sector is leading job growth in Minnesota. Hear from special guests who will unpack Clean Jobs Midwest, and share how you can...
in Hackensack
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Informative tours of the many alternative energy installations (wood gasification, solar hot water, solar electricity, passive solar heat, etc.) and energy efficiency upgrades that have been installed on the campus in recent...
in Roseville
Stop by to ask CUB’s expert staff about your renewable power options, how to cut energy waste, how to spend less on electricity and natural gas, or whatever utility questions you might have. You’ll find us at the Community...

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

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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