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  1. 1. Central CERT Tours Royalton Wednesday, July 16th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Royalton City Hall Council Chambers: 12 N. Birch Street Agenda 10:00 Introductions- Lissa Pawlisch, CERTs 10:05 Community-scale energy efficiency measures Sarah Hayden Shaw, Central CERT 10:15 Overview of installation at Holy Trinity Church church-Chris Froelke, Retro Green Energy 10:20 Showcase of Royalton and its Clean Energy Accomplishments Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton 11:05 Youth Energy Summit (YES!) team speaks 11:25 Drive to oil recycling 11:35 YES! presents oil recycling project 11:45 Drive to Popps’ farm 11:50 Tour of Popps’ farm solar and wind installations- Doug and Jane Popp 12:30 Adjourn Meet for lunch at Dairy Queen (Bring a little spending money!)
  2. 2. Who are the ? Sarah Hayden Central Region Coordinator (218) 760 6837
  3. 3. CERTs Mission Connecting you and your community with the resources you need to identify and implement community-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy projects http://GetSolar.MnCERTs.org
  4. 4. What do we do? • Host meetings, workshops, networking sessions • Write case studies, project planning guides and people profiles • Connect people to technical resources and assistance • Provide seed grant funding & connections to funding opportunities • Help organizing your community • www.mncerts.org • Spur other statewide programs http://GetSolar.MnCERTs.org
  5. 5. How We Work: Our Teams Steering Committees: One per region; governing body for regional team. Regional Teams: Anyone can join, anytime.  Team members have broad range of backgrounds, interests, skills  Regions have unique interests based on the energy potential in the region.  All conduct education and outreach around energy efficiency, renewable energy, and how people can make a difference in their own communities. http://GetSolar.MnCERTs.org
  6. 6. Scales of Clean Energy Projects: Individual Community Regional National Global (intergalactic?)
  7. 7. Why we LOVE the Community Scale • More efficient than individual scale. • Spread the benefit among more people. • Projects play off of each other, and create forward momentum, like here in Royalton. • Creates many invested parties. • Educational opportunities • More accessible/ achievable than the larger scales. • The distributed energy production of community scale energy improves energy security much more than large isolated regional production.
  8. 8. Examples of Community Scale Energy Projects • Community- wide home efficiency campaigns or incentives • Public Building improvements • Public Asset improvement (street lights, signals, etc) • School Based initiatives • Solar Gardens • Publicly owned renewables (dams , turbines, solar) • Participating in community programs like GreenSteps Cities …. The list goes on and on!!!!
  9. 9. GreenStep Cities – Implement proven sustainability Best Practices in YOUR City!
  10. 10. GreenStep Mission Provide all Minnesota Cities – small or large – with best practices to help them achieve their sustainability goals through implementation of best practices www.MNGreenStep.org
  11. 11. What is it? • Voluntary • Simple Steps for Cities • Pathway toward Sustainability • 28 Best Practices in 5 Categories www.MNGreenStep.org
  12. 12. GreenStep Partners www.MNGreenStep.org
  13. 13. What’s it all about? • Providing a “Pathway to Sustainability” that is cost-effective, pragmatic, and achievable for all cities. • Providing expert assistance & peer learning for local governments to achieve best practices • Recognize local governments for their past accomplishments and their new efforts www.MNGreenStep.org
  14. 14. Best Practice Categories The GreenStep City program consists of 28 best practices in 5 categories: • Buildings & Facilities • Transportation • Land Use Planning • Environmental Management • Economic & Community Development www.MNGreenStep.org
  15. 15. Regional Representation www.MNGreenStep.org Signed: Sauk Rapids, Bemidji, Breezy Point, Grand Rapids, Jenkins, Pine River, Royalton, St. Cloud and now, Nisswa and Brainerd
  16. 16. How do I get started? o Learn about the program (like we’re doing today!) o Go through the assessment and determine which category you’re in o Your City Council discusses and passes a Resolution. o Now you are a Green Step City Participant! o Or, just have Sarah come present at your City Council Meeting! www.MNGreenStep.org
  17. 17. Central CERT Tours Royalton Wednesday, July 16th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Royalton City Hall Council Chambers: 12 N. Birch Street Agenda 10:00 Introductions- Lissa Pawlisch, CERTs 10:05 Community-scale energy efficiency measures Sarah Hayden Shaw, Central CERT 10:15 Overview of installation at Holy Trinity Church church-Chris Froelke, Retro Green Energy 10:20 Showcase of Royalton and its Clean Energy Accomplishments Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton 11:05 Youth Energy Summit (YES!) team speaks 11:25 Drive to oil recycling 11:35 YES! presents oil recycling project 11:45 Drive to Popps’ farm 11:50 Tour of Popps’ farm solar and wind installations- Doug and Jane Popp 12:30 Adjourn Meet for lunch at Dairy Queen (Bring a little spending money!)
  18. 18. www.MNGreenStep.org
  19. 19. Improve the efficiency of city street lighting and signals. Sample Best Practices
  20. 20. Sample Best Practices • Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems.
  21. 21. Sample Best Practices
  22. 22. www.MNGreenStep.org
  23. 23. Why would my City do this? : • Smartly promote walkable, bikeable communities and healthier, happier citizens. • Saves money and energy by using proven practices. • Promote local economic activities such as local food and renewable energy production • Leads to healthier environments active and engaged community members = thriving, resilient community where people WANT to work and live! www.MNGreenStep.org
  24. 24. Why not just implement some best practices without participating in GSC? 4 key benefits: • May be looked upon favorably by potential funding sources; • Access to excellent technical resources; • Positive publicity and public credit you would receive for participating and achieving milestones. www.MNGreenStep.org
  25. 25. What makes this unique? • Soft Program • Best practices developed by experts in their field… from MN • Action oriented • Gives credit for actions you’ve already taken and helps you identify new actions • Identified real resource people who can help you with each best practice. • On-line case studies give you examples of how it’s worked. • Allows flexibility with each Best Practice www.MNGreenStep.org
  26. 26. Sarah Hayden Central Region Coordinator (218) 760 6837 hayden@cleanenergyresourceteams.org
  27. 27. Questions What questions do you have? Where could you and your organization fit in? Are there cities that you think would value this approach? www.MNGreenStep.org
  28. 28. Helpful Websites • CERTs http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org • DSIRE http://www.dsireusa.org • MN DNR Solar Payback Calculator http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/aboutdnr/energys mart/solar_payback_calculator.htm • Clean Energy Builder www.thecleanenergybuilder.com • USDA REAP http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_Reap.html
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