Upcoming Events

May 27, 2020 | 2-3pm

Join us to learn about how the investments made in 2013-2018 by the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) benefit the state economy by creating jobs, increasing the labor force, and increasing economic activity.

May 27, 2020 | 12-1pm

Community engagement was already moving to more virtual platforms before the Covid-19 pandemic, but now with social distancing, virtual community engagement is accelerating. What are the challenges, opportunities, and emerging approaches? How can virtual community engagement support equitable participation and retain participants as it competes with other virtual activities?

Members of the D4CR (Design for Community Regeneration) Team from the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota will share their experience and plans as they prepare to collaborate with the cities of Warren, Hallock, and Crookston on on a “geodesign” process that will combine GIS applications, Zoom, and other platforms as part of community negotiation and engagement strategies toward imagining regenerative futures for each city and the region.

May 27, 2020 | 12-1pm

Northfield residents are invited to join this free webinar to learn about renewable energy options. Speakers from the City of Northfield, Xcel Energy, and the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) will present on options available to support renewable energy and lower your environmental impact.

May 28, 2020 | 8am-12pm

The City of Saint Paul is hosting a benchmarking data jam to help building owners and managers efficiently track and manage energy usage and comply with the City's Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. This training will take place virtually.

May 28, 2020 | 1pm

The National EMobility Equity Town Hall is a national conversation examining the different facets of the EMobility Equity ecosystem. Equity is a hot topic. However, equity is often a concept that is misinterpreted and/or misunderstood. As the world speeds toward a future where EMobility is Electric, Connected, Shared, and Autonomous, how do we ensure that all members of our community have access and will be engaged and part of this transition?

June 2, 2020 | 10-11am

Learn about several leading national stimulus proposals relating to electric vehicles (EVs).

June 8, 2020 | 12-1pm

Telehealth and telemedicine have been rapidly expanding as a result of COVID-19, but they offer broad benefits beyond the current pandemic, from improving healthcare access to reducing vehicle trips. The Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC) will present on telehealth and telemedicine, Minnesota’s regulatory framework, trends, barriers, and opportunities.

This is the fourth in a series of webinars that will cover virtual public meetings, community engagement, telework, and telehealth. All Minnesota cities, Minnesota counties, and tribal nations are invited to attend this free webinar.

June 9, 2020 | 10-11am

The benefits of electric school buses go beyond clean transportation. They are cleaner, quieter, less costly to operate, plus the air inside and outside the bus cabin is healthier for students. Funding sources for electric school buses are becoming readily available to school districts. Utilities and states have begun offering initiatives to fund the transition to electric buses.  

Join Forth for a discussion on current electric school bus models and considerations for school districts interested in making the switch to electric buses.

June 10, 2020 | 3-4pm

Join us for this hour-long event. The first half will be a presentation from Cadmus on Market Barriers and Opportunities for Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps. This is a recently completed CARD grant funded research project.

June 15, 2020 | 9-10:15am

This webinar will explore how to ensure the benefits of clean transportation reach traditionally underserved communities, with a focus on lessons learned and best practices. What strategies have been used to improve access and awareness? What projects have been the most successful? Our panelists will highlight the work being done by their organizations to bring clean mobility options to communities.

June 15-17, 2020

The rescheduled Midwest Solar Expo will be the first ever solar conference in a fully-immersive 3D virtual venue. Speakers, exhibitors, networking lounges -- everything has been replicated to create the same conference experience that you know and love, while protecting your health & safety.

June 16, 2020 | 9-10:15am

One of the great challenges to electric transportation adoption is public awareness and education. This webinar will highlight the best practices of marketing EVs of all shapes and sizes to consumers with speakers from EVNoire, the Norwegian EV Association, and Austin Energy.

June 17, 2020 | 9-10:15am

Transportation electrification is growing at different rates around the world and certain cities are leading the way. This webinar will highlight three cities with aggressive strategies to accelerate electric mobility adoption: Orlando, FL and Denver, CO, two American Climate Cities Challenge participants, and Amsterdam, one of Europe’s electric mobility leaders.

June 18, 2020 | 9-10:15am

One of the challenges of electrifying heavy-duty vehicles is limited charging infrastructure. This webinar will explore how stakeholders can work together to overcome the market challenges of providing charging for electric trucks. Featuring speakers from Daimler Trucks North America, Southern California Edison, and Penske Trucks, the panelists will highlight how they are bringing clean heavy-duty mobility solutions to southern California.

June 19, 2020 | 9-10:15am

The rise of ride share options is changing how we get around and companies like Uber and Lyft continue to position themselves as leaders in the space. This webinar will highlight how the electrification of transportation options is changing the shared mobility space with speakers from Lyft, Uber and EVgo.

June 25-27, 2020

7558 Deer Road, Custer WI 54423

Postponed until June 2021:

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.

July 10, 2020 | 9-11am

South Central Service Cooperative, 2075 Lookout Drive, North Mankato MN 56003

Originally scheduled for May, this meeting will now take place July 10th.

This month's topic is Youth Eco Solutions (YES!). YES! is a unique youth program that develops youth leaders while inspiring widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies, waste, and energy conservation best practices, local foods, habitat restorations, and water quality and conservation improvement projects.

October 1, 2020 4-8pm

Mark your calendar for October 1st! 

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