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A small business with an aging building can benefit immensely from energy efficiency upgrades, benefits such as reduced utility bills, improved building aesthetics and increased building life. However, these upgrades can be financially cumbersome to small businesses that often...
Solar ribbon cutting at the MN Capitol
Peter Lindstrom
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:03am
Electricity to the Minnesota Capitol complex is getting greener with the activation of the first phase of a large new solar array on the roof of the Minnesota Senate Building (MSB). The project, overseen by the...
Janvi Trivedi
Diana McKeown
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 2:21pm
A very warm welcome to Janvi Trivedi, Metro CERT’s intern from Yale this summer. We asked Janvi to share little more about herself and what she’s most looking forward to this summer. “First and...
Metro CERT Region
Diana McKeown
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:38pm
The Metro region, like all the CERTs regions, is guided by a steering committee. The steering committee is made up of people with affiliations from communities, environmental organizations, utilities, state and...
Xcel Energy Partners In Energy Program
Tami Gunderzik
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:36am
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...

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Annette Fiedler is Physical Development Director of the Southwest Regional Development Commission. She grew up in Nebraska, attending high...

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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...
in Mankato
1:00pm to 3:30pm
With the rising interest in electric vehicles, is your business or property ready accommodate this audience? This event is to help businesses, community partners, and residents learn more about personal electric vehicles (...
in Warren
10:00am to 12:00pm
The city of Warren may seem small— but it’s a huge leader in clean energy. City, county, tribal governments, public schools, utilities, and economic development folks are invited to join a free clean energy tour of...
in Minneapolis
9:00am to 6:30pm
Community solar is one of the fastest growing sectors in the clean energy economy. In partnership with the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and Solar Power Events, the industry’s preeminent community solar...
in Morris
11:00am to 4:00pm
The Minnesota Solar Congress is a free public conference that brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn, share stories, and celebrate solar energy in Minnesota. The first annual Minnesota Solar...

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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