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When it comes to sustainability, it’s more likely these days that cities are working on advancing energy, water, economic, and environmental practices than not. This sense that ‘everyone’s doing it’ with sustainability is in part due to a statewide program called Minnesota GreenStep Cities, a...
It is an energizing New Year for communities across Minnesota. The state’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are awarding Seed Grants to 39 innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in communities from Slayton to Minneapolis to Grand Marais, and from Red Lake to Willmar to...
RAM and the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are once again working together to provide the Recycle Your Holidays™(RYH) program to Minnesotans. Hundreds of drop-off sites are available to Minnesotans across the state who want to recycle their old, tangled, and broken holiday lights. RYH is the...
Members of the public, local community leaders, utilities, businesses, congregations, and schools are invited to join a discussion and tour of a local community solar installation Thursday, July 9th 1:00 – 3:30pm at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pelican Rapids hosted by the Clean...
Farmers and rural small businesses are essential to the fabric of Minnesota—its economy, environment and communities. Helping them reduce costs with energy efficiency and take control of their energy expenses with renewable energy is the focus of a new program, Renewable Energy for Greater...
As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, the Minnesota-based Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—partnership is kicking off a program to work closely with farmers and rural small businesses to advance renewable energy projects. For more than ten years, CERTs has been connecting Minnesotans...
Conference Offers Advice and Networking for Cities, Businesses, Schools, Farmers and Utilities on Solar, Electric Vehicles, Biomass, and Energy Efficiency. There are hundreds of people across Minnesota—in all walks of life—working to save energy, save money, and build our clean energy future. Many...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Maggie Mattacola Executive Director of Operations Recycling Association of Minnesota 612-670-9138
Energy experts to explore cost-saving strategies with attendees   Media Contact: Lindsay Wimmer, GESP Outreach Coordinator Clean Energy Resource Teams, University of Minnesota
Lighting accounts for 5-10% of total energy use in the average American home and costs $50 to $150 per year in electricity. That might not sound like a huge amount, but when you multiply that by the more than 2 million households in Minnesota, it adds up fast.



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