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Timelines and Photos

SELFsustain 2016

Skype Meeting Photos with our Partners in Saerbeck, Germany 

Morris Model Team Recognized at Minnesota State Fair 

Pictured left to right: Kyle Klausing (UMM Alumnus), Troy Goodnough (Director of the UMM Office of Sustainability), Blaine Hill (Morris City Manager), Sophie Bishop (Morris Model Intern), Bill Grant (Deputy Commissioner of Division of Energy Resources), Saskia Zinn (UMM Alumna), Mckenzie Dice (Morris Model Intern), Bryan Herrmann (UMM Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities).

Morris Delegates Visit Saerbeck, Germany 

Rural Climate Dialogue 2016

Rural Climate Diologue 2016

Stevens Country Commissioners Meeting Presentation 

The link to the full article can be found here

German Delegation Visit to Morris

Celebration of Morris Model Work 

2016 Clean Energy Community Awards Ceremony 

UMN Students Visit Partnership City in Saerbeck, Germany 

Morris Model Receives Climate Adaptation Award

Morris Model Receives Local Government Innovation Award

Timeline of Morris Model Events



December 2013





October 9, 2014




October 16,2015




November, 2015




April 1-2, 2016





April 13, 2016





April 19, 2016




May 12, 2016

August 28, 2016

October 12-14, 2016








October 5, 2016

November 10, 2016



Delegation from Minnesota attended a German energy conference. Lowell Rasmussen gave presentation on Morris’ renewable energy efforts and visited Saerbeck.

Guido Wallraven and Mayor Wilfried Roos visited Morris



Climate Partnership Agreement signed with Saerbeck



City Manager and Mayor of Morris met with Eutechtics to discuss potential community solar project (Solar Garden)


OOS interns present progress and information about Saerbeck-Morris Climate Partnership to other U of M campuses at SELFsustain conference, hosted in Morris

Office of Sustainability interns & Troy Goodnough met with Leah Brink and Director of GO Minnesota via Google Hangout to discuss potential summer cultural exchange opportunities for German students in Morris

Skype with Guido Wallraven about recent successes in both communities



Skype with Morris Model Team members and Mayor Roos in Saerbeck to discuss future educational, cultural, and informational sustainability exchanges between both communities

The Morris Model Team visits the Minnesota State Fair EcoExperience building to be recognized for being a finalist for the Clean Energy Community Award. 

German partners Guido Wallraven and Mayor Willfried Roos visit Morris to talk about achievement, plans, and future goals in clean energy, energy conservation, community resilience, climate protection, and of course, cultural exchange and celebration of our efforts. 

The Morris Model receives the Clean Energy Community Award from the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the area of Achievement. 

Members of the Morris Model, Mayor Sheldon Giese, Blaine Hill, Troy Goodnough, Mckenzie Dice, and Sophie Bishop travel to the Science Museum of Minnesota for the Clean Energy Community Award ceremony. 

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