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Northwest CERT

Northwest CERT

Northwest CERT set a goal to achieve a 1% per year improvement in energy conservation for the next 10 years and a goal for a 1% per year increase in renewable energy generation for the next 10 years with a focus on efforts that would provide generation opportunities within Northwestern Minnesota. The team feels that these two goals give the region something to strive for and allow it to target its initiatives on local communities that can then realize the benefits of local generation. http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/regions/northwest

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Member Contributions
  • Drive to the Limit

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.

    7 Members
  • Do the Twist

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.

    6 Members
  • Flip the Switch

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.

    5 Members
  • Ditch the Car

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.

    5 Members
  • Don't Get Burned by Hot Water

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.

    4 Members
  • Get With the Program

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)

    4 Members
  • Two Degrees of Savings: Heat

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.

    4 Members
  • Five is Just Fine

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.

    4 Members
  • Keep in the Cold: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.

    3 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.

    3 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.

    3 Members
  • Keep in the Cold: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer

    3 Members
  • Two Degrees of Savings: A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.

    3 Members
  • Harness the Power of Wind

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 3

    Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.

    2 Members
  • Go with the Flow

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort

    2 Members
  • Wash 'em Cold

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.

    2 Members
  • Take a Load Off

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.

    1 Member
  • Get on the Bus

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.

    1 Member
  • Put a Damper On It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Water Heater

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Out with the Old

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!

    1 Member
  • Give Recycling a Try

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.

    1 Member
  • Deck the Halls with LEDs

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.

    1 Member

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