Saving Watts and Drops Fundraisers


Saving Watts and Drops Fundraisers helps Minnesota community and youth groups conduct fundraisers with plug-and-play energy and water saving products in collaboration with their electric or natural gas utilities.


What are the Benefits?

Community groups: Raise funds for your projects and save energy by selling items like LED bulbs and showerheads.

Utilities: Contribute to conservation goals while engaging community or youth groups in your service territory.


    What’s for Sale?


CERTs supports the following plug-and-play products with educational resources.

LED Light Bulbs

LED Light Bulbs

Advanced Power Strips

Advanced Power Strips

Low Flow Showerheads

Low Flow Showerheads

Low Flow Faucet Aerators

Low Flow Faucet Aerators

Efficient Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

Efficient Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

Community Groups: Make about $0.50 to $5.00 for each item sold (varies by product type and payment arrangement).

Utilities: Plan on 50 to 200 items sold per fundraising effort.


    What are the Roles?


Community Group

  • Learn and teach others about easy-to-install energy efficient products as you sell them to raise funds toward a goal


  • Connect utilities and
    community groups when
    partnerships don’t already exist
    and support each as needed


  • Purchase fundraiser items and provide technical information about them to the community group

    How does this fundraiser work?


This is a sampling of the resources provided through Saving Watts and Drops.

You’ll get access to all of them immediately after submitting an interest form below. The resources are suitable for approximately 14 year old youth through adults.




    Fill out an interest form to get started


Get started and get connected to all of the resources provided by filling out an interest form.

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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