6th Annual Bemidji Sustainable Places Tour w NW CERT


Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
various locations
Bemidji  Minnesota
United States

Hosted by

Bemidji Sustainability Committee, City of Bemidji, Bemidji State University (BSU), NW CERT

You are invited to join the Bemidji Sustainability Committee and NW CERT for the 6th Annual Sustainable Places Tour Saturday, August 12th! This year’s Bemidji tour will feature 6 one hour tours starting at 9:00am.

See How Local Community Members:

  • Reduce their energy costs
  • Increase their energy independence
  • Reduce their water usage
  • Increase their food independence
  • Use natural and renewable materials
  • Reduce construction and household solid waste
  • Protect and enhance wildlife and pollinator habitat

Tour Details:
Simply show up at the location during the scheduled tour time and get an overview from the host about all of the awesome sustainability features they have!

Be sure to check out these two clean energy sites:
Prescott Solar Array
9am to 11am
Location: 14148 68th Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633

The Prescott Community Center is home to a newly installed 40 kWh PV solar panel array. Learn about the mechanics of this system and how it is one of five low-income solar arrays that are being built throughout the Leech Lake Area. There is also an apple orchard that will be featured at this location.

Energy Audit of Glas Scholars House
timing: The tours for the Energy Audit of the Glas Scholars and Laurel House will be at 11am and 1 pm.
Location: 1609 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji

Participate in a walk-through energy audit of BSU’s Glas Scholars House and then compare it to a recent audit done of the Laurel House (1521 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji), located just across the street. Recently, the Laurel house was reconstructed to be an Energy Star rated home and serves as a model of energy-efficient design. It features a roof and walls made with locally sourced Structural Insulated Panels, water conserving technologies, strategic window placement, permeable tire paths leading to the house, and native landscaping.

This free event is open to the public and family-friendly.

Relates to the following technologies


Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

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