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07/20/2010
“Going green” sounds good, but what can cities and counties really do in tight budget times? With a new program called GreenStep Cities, we can build thriving, healthy, and prosperous communities without breaking the bank. This free, voluntary program gives community members the tools needed to...
06/14/2010
Neighbors, farmers, and community leaders from across Central Minnesota will meet at Central Lakes College Ag Center from 9am-12pm on June 15th to learn about biofuels, biomass, and distributed energy systems and how they can take action to determine their clean energy future. Meeting...
05/20/2010
Neighbors and community leaders from across West Central Minnesota will meet at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson from 9am-12pm on May 21st to learn how they can save energy, save money, and take action to build stronger, healthier communities. The meeting will begin with a tour of the church...
05/19/2010
Every day, Minnesota’s students spend over an hour on average riding a school bus. Buses are a common way for children to get to and from school, but air inside buses can be up to five times as polluted as the air outside. The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are partnering with Project Green...
05/18/2010
Do you lecture your family about turning off the lights? Would you consider a visit to a wind turbine a good use of vacation time? Do you like to talk with others about clean energy? We have a job for you! The Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team seeks temporary appointment of a Northwest CERT...
04/20/2010
Students from across the state will gather in the Rotunda at the Minnesota State Capitol this Earth Day to talk about actions they’re taking to reduce the carbon footprints of their schools. They’ll be sharing the microphone with legislators and climate leaders who have been working to advance...
04/12/2010
“Why would you have your vending machine lights and compressors on or running when nobody is around?” asked Bill Bieganek of EnergyMisers, LLC, the Minnesota company that sells the “VendingMiser”. You might not know it, but the average beverage vending machine runs more often than is needed to keep...
04/01/2010
To help meet the growing demand among Minnesota residents and businesses for solar energy systems, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) has created an easy-to-use, interactive map of the known solar installers across Minnesota, with information compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce,...
02/22/2010
The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are kicking off their new “CERTified Campaigns” program today with their first campaign aimed at placing 200 VendingMisers on cold-drink vending machines, resulting in energy savings of over 335,000 kilowatt hours per year—which amounts to roughly $...
02/04/2010
The Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon (MnSCC) Project has announced the award of over $200,000 in 19 grants to 23 public high schools, colleges and universities across Minnesota. Projects range from making energy improvements such as energy efficient lighting and motion sensors; installing renewable...

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