Upcoming Events

March 26, 2020 | 5pm-7pm

Would you like to save energy and money on your gas and electric bills? Would you like to learn more about how to be more energy efficient, or learn about renewable options in your area? Have you ever been confused by your bill? What do all the charges mean?

Sign up for a 30-minute energy consultation via phone during this call-in utility bill clinic. A CUB expert will review your home energy bills, answer your energy-related questions, and give you personalized suggestions to reduce energy usage and save money.

April 1, 2020 | 2-3pm


Utilities are invited to learn about awareness of and attitudes toward cold climate air source heat pumps (ccASHPs) in residential households in Minnesota.

April 3, 2020 | 9am-4pm


Do you have a project with a sustainability angle? Share your work at the 2020 Sustainability and Energy Expo!

April 5, 2020 | 1-4pm

Grampa G's, 207 Minnesota 210, Pillager MN 56473

This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.

At this event we will show off the design for the new Deep Winter Greenhouse created by Dan Handeen at the UMN Center for Sustainable Building Research. We will also have a planting demonstration led by Carol Ford for people interested in winter production. Tour Grampa G's Deep Winter Greenhouse.

April 25, 2020 | 8am-3pm

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 701 Southeast 9th Street, Minneapolis MN 55414

The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design celebration that engages students through the lens of wind and solar energy. Student teams design, construct and test small scale wind turbines and solar structures at events all over the world.

April 25, 2020

Mt. Iron MN

This event has been cancelled, in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Please mark your calendar for Earth Fest 2021:  April 24, 2021.

The Iron Range Earth Fest, hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability, is a celebration of local traditions and practical resources for sustainable living in northeastern Minnesota. Stop by the CERTs/ RSDP exhibit table and say hi to Colby Abazs, NE CERT Coordinator!

April 30, 2020 | 9-11am

Would you like some customized suggestions to save energy and money on your natural gas and electric bills? Would you like to learn about renewable options in your area? Sign up to get a free 30-minute energy bill consultation via phone from the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. Have your bills on hand and questions ready. Call 651-300-4701 ext. 2 to schedule your 30-minute appointment or register below.

April 30, 2020 4-8pm

This event has been postponed until Fall 2020; stay tuned for the new date.

Join Metro CERT to celebrate our 13th year of connecting communities to resources!

May 16, 2020

Eden Prairie MN

At the MRES' Solar Boat Regatta teams demonstrate knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to design and build boats powered by the sun. They compete in a number of races, culminating with a one-hour endurance race.

May 19-21, 2020

Graduate Minneapolis hotel, 615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis MN 55414

Due to the current coronavirus health situation, which we hoped would be over by the time of the Midwest Solar Expo, we have decided to postpone the event.  We are actively monitoring the situation and will provide updates about our new conference dates as soon as possible. We pray that the global threat to our health and safety passes quickly. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Midwest Solar Expo!

Covering the most up-to-date regional solar market developments as well as the latest trends in clean energy finance, business models, technologies and policies, advances in energy storage, smart grids and the electrification of everything. Look for CERTs' Peter Lindstrom, who'll be speaking about solar schools!

Friday, June 26th 9am-11pm | Saturday, June 27th 9am-11pm | Sunday, June 28th 9am-4pm

7558 Deer Road, Custer WI 54423

Hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), the Energy Fair brings over 11,500 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a more sustainable future.