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Don’t Miss the Clean Energy Convergence!

by Dawn Hegland on January 31st, 2011

There are hundreds of schools and local governments across Minnesota working to save energy, save money, and build our clean energy future. Many of them will be sharing what they have learned at the upcoming Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) 2011 Clean Energy Convergence at the Saint Cloud Civic Center February 2-3, 2011.

Local governments in Minnesota are taking action, and are excited to talk to their peers. For example, the City of Elk River, also known as Energy City, just finished making extensive energy efficiency improvements to their ice arena, saving the city money at a very important time. And in West Central Minnesota, the Greater Milan Initiative has started a Sustainable Energy Utility to reduce the town’s energy costs while supporting Milan’s broader community goals of job creation and population retention.

Agenda For Local Governments on February 3:

  • Leaders in Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy
  • Energy Project Financing and Local Governments
  • Effective Strategies for Leveraging Community Support

Agenda For Schools and Youth on February 3:

  • Funding Energy Projects at Schools
  • Building Successful School and Community Partnerships
  • Innovative Project Case Studies at Schools

For schools, the conference will feature an in-depth workshop called Creating a Clean Energy School. One-hour sessions include Funding Energy Projects at Schools, Building Successful School and Community Partnerships, Innovative Project Case Studies at Schools. A younger generation is leading the way and ready to share their stories, too. For example, the Carbon Cutting Eagles at Eden Valley-Watkins High School worked with their teachers, administrators, and building operators to save energy and install a solar PV array—powering both the school’s and their own futures.

You’ll also want to attend the in-depth workshop on Wednesday, February 2 called Becoming a GreenStep City.

One-hour sessions on Thursday, February 3 include Leaders in Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy, Energy Project Financing and Local Governments, and Effective Strategies for Leveraging Community Support.

Learn more, see the full agenda, and register for CERTs 2011 by clicking here. After January 24, you must register the day of the event.

Help us spread the word about the conference to your colleagues, partners and citizens! Everything you need—including language, graphics, video and brochures—is available at right here.

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