NW CERT Warren Clean Energy Tour for Local Governments


Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tour begins at City Hall
120 E. Bridge Avenue
Warren, MN 56762
United States

Hosted by

Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT), City of Warren, Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC)

This event is free and open to all local governments, jurisdictions, utilities, and economic development folks. Register online at https://nwcertwarren.eventbrite.com or call 612-626-0555

City of Warren sign

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 Warren to learn the innovative ways the city has saved money on its bottom line and advanced the local economy with clean energy. Join Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT) & the City of Warren to learn how you can replicate Warren’s success in your own community.

During the tour, we’ll hear from Shannon Mortenson, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer & Andrew Boucher, Minnesota GreenCorps Member, among others as they describe past and current efforts.

The tour will begin at 10:00am at City Hall. Tour sites will include:
• City Hall (with drones!)
• Hospital
• West Bridge office buildings (a.k.a. the old hospital)
• Library

Key points of emphasis will highlight:
• Importance of benchmarking
• How to just get started
• The potential for jobs in the clean energy sector
• How partnerships can catalyze new ideas (like drones!)

This event is free and open to all local governments, jurisdictions, utilities. Register online or call 612-626-0555 to save your spot!

Learn more about the sites we’ll see:
Warren: A Small City Making Big Strides on Clean Energy: Lighting talk by Shannon Mortenson at CERTs 2018 Conference

CERTs Seed Grant: City of Warren upgrades library and former hospital

Climate Smart Cities Partnership with Germany

Relates to the following technologies


May be of interest to the following communities

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