Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team, Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association, and Minnesota Association of Small Cities co-hosting free event for local units of government to assist in funding clean energy projects

Feel like it's been a hot summer?  Looking to cool off? How about spending the afternoon in an ice arena and learning about how they keep it cool - while curbing their energy bills?
Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT), Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association (MIAMA), and Minnesota Association of Small Cities (MAOSC) are co-hosting a free event for local units of government August 15th 1pm - 4pm in East Grand Forks. This free event will focus on financing tools and opportunities that are currently available to assist local governments and public school districts in funding clean energy projects in northwestern Minnesota.  We'll hear from folks at East Grand Forks Ice Arena and other ice arenas to learn how they have saved energy and money, and how your community can do the same!
This free event is relevant for counties, cities, municipalities, school districts, townships, municipal utilities, and other local units of government in northwestern Minnesota. 
We'll discuss: What funding is available? How do you do it? How have other local governments approached and accomplished such projects? 
Learn more, see the agenda, and register online at
or call 612-626-0555.

The Clean Energy Resource Teams--or CERTs--are a non-partisan, non-advocacy group that works with citizens across the state to strengthen their communities by supporting money-saving energy efficiency projects and building entrepreneurship around Minnesota's growing renewable energy industries. 

Contact: Margaret A. Kozak, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Event Programming Coordinator, 612-626-0555.