Topic: Energy
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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Visit and find a group that sticks to its knitting and thinks about, writes about, and fights for efficiency. Sponsors fantastic bi-annual conference on efficiency policy and practice.

Cities for Climate Protection in Minnesota
Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties are members of the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign.

Clean Energy Resource Teams
CERTs works to help community members get clean energy projects on the ground in Minnesota.

Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce
The state's energy office, part of the MN Department of Commerce, works to move Minnesota toward a sustainable energy future, managing energy assistance funds, advocating in the public interest on energy utility rates and facility siting.

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
DSIRE is the one-stop source of information on the status of state and utility programs, policies, and incentives for the advancement of renewable energy technologies.

Home Power Magazine
A leading resource for those interested in hands-on, practical, and technically sophisticated information about small-scale renewable energy systems.

Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government: Update
Informational resources and case studies are available for Minnesota local governments interested in reducing their energy use and costs.

US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Your tax dollar at work. The part of the US Department of Energy a clean energy activist could love. A true network of true believers and resources. Good stuff.

Windustry promotes renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset.

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8/10 Public Forum on Judaism, Energy and Climate: Breakthrough Sustainability Solutions that Save Money, Create Jobs, Protect National Security and Bring About Tikkun Olam (Healing the Earth)
8/18 -8/22 Happy Dancing Turtle Eco Camp, 3rd & 4th grade
8/21 -9/1 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair
8/21 SE CERT Community Solar Public Forum
8/23 Cooperative Solutions, A Convergence for a Just and Sustainable Economy
9/1 -11/1 2014 Green Apple Season of Service
9/9 -9/9 The Powerful Conversations Tour: Building an Empowered Community Ready to Direct Our Energy Future
9/19 Happy Dancing Turtle Resilent Action Day
9/24 -11/19 Frontiers in the Environment: Can We Build a More Resilient Food Distribution System?
10/2 How Community Actions and Resources Will Shape our Energy Future

Ongoing Events
MCAD Sustainable Design Online Courses & Related Film Series
** Additional Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Workshops
** Additional Green Building Events
U of MN Institute for the Environment Calendar
EcoTuesday Minneapolis
IATP's Percolate Discussion Series at the Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
GreenPOWER Green Generalist Job Training Workshop
GreenPOWER Green Generalist Job Training Workshop

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Position available: Home Energy Squad Members

Position available: Internship - Solar Development

Position available: Part-Time Fellow, Clean Energy and Transportation Connections

Position available: Planning Specialist

Position available: Senior Policy Associate, Renewables and Electric Vehicles

Position available: Solar Educator Corpsmember

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