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


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Monthly Speaker Series

Thursday, August 15 at Mayflower Church

Networking: 5:30-6:00pm

Speaker: 6:00-7:00pm

Aligning Solar and Agricultural

When you think about solar and agriculture what comes to mind? Do these two things naturally go together in your mind or do you have some concerns or questions about how this could work? Both are common responses. Come to learn about both how these two industries can and are aligning as well as to discuss why these two things together can give some folks pause. We'll also talk about practices and approaches that can provide mutual benefit and ways in which CERTs is hoping to advance these sorts of conversations.  

About the Speaker:


Lissa Pawlisch


Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)


Lissa Pawlisch is the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Director for the University of Minnesota Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. Over the past fifteen years she has guided CERTs—a unique program partnership designed to connect individuals and communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community scale clean energy projects. Lissa is passionate about working directly with communities to help them understand their energy options and how to harness community capacity to affect change. Her current focus areas include assisting local jurisdictions with clean energy, advancing collaborations with utilities, community solar gardens and siting renewable energy projects in mutually beneficial ways.


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