Reaching the community through advocacy, education and awareness


 

Our Mission

MRES is a catalyst, advancing a sustainable society and a renewable energy economy for all through education and leadership.

 

MRES is hosting the national ASES Solar Conference

Race to Renewables

August 2019


Register a Team for the Solar Boat Regatta!

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Monthly Speaker Series

Thursday, March 21 at Mayflower Church

Networking: 5:30-6:00pm

Speaker: 6:00-7:00pm

Climate Action in Minneapolis


An overview of programs, policies and how you can make a difference!

The presentation will provide an overview of the programs and policies of the City of Minneapolis Division of Sustainability covering the topics from the recently passed residential energy disclosure policy, a food action climate plan, Carbon Emissions and Clean Energy , Environmental Justice and how every person living, working or visiting Minneapolis can help create a more sustainable city.   

About the Speaker:

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Kim Havey

Director

City Coordinator's Division of Sustainability

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Kim Havey is the Director of the Division of Sustainability in the office of the City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis. In his role he manages a team of professionals committed to achieving the city’s goals to reduce carbon emission by 80% by 2050, create a secure local food system, achieve zero waste by 2025 and reverse the effects of decades of environmental injustice in the green zones.
 
Kim joins the City of Minneapolis after spending five years with the Minnesota Department of Commerce where he led the development and implementation of solar programs, renewable energy policies and managed the communications team of the Minnesota State Energy Office. In addition, Kim managed the Weatherization Healthy Asbestos Insulation Remediation Program (Healthy AIR) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) funded Low-Income Solar State Action Plan grant in collaboration with five states and the District of Columbia.

Kim previously established a record of success as the co-founder of Sustology, a green infrastructure and renewable energy development firm.  Sustology installed over two megawatts of solar on rooftops throughout the twin cities, and certified more than three million square feet of commercial and multi-family buildings including the first multi-tenant commercial LEED platinum building in Minnesota.  Other notable projects included the green roof on the Minneapolis target center, the largest in North America at the time, and the sustainable campus master plan for the University of MN-Morris.
Kim earned a BBA in Real Estate and Finance from the University of WI - Madison and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of MN – Humphrey Institute.  He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).


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Find out if your home is suitable for solar energy!

PUrsue solar with Solar United Neighbors

Join forces with your neighbors to bring solar to your community!

 
 

Solar Community Gardens FAQ

What is community solar and how does it work?

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Check the solar potential around the state!

Minnesota Policies and Incentives

Learn about additional reasons to go green!

 

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MRES has partnered with Solar United Neighbors

to help bring solar energy to more communities in Minnesota.


Thank you to our sustaining Business Members