Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect Greater Minnesota communities to the University of Minnesota in order to take advantage of new opportunities and solve problems. RSDP is composed of five regional organizations and a statewide office that focus on four areas: agriculture and food systems, tourism and resilient communities, natural resources, and clean energy. RSDP is part of University of Minnesota Extension. RSDP partners with Great Plains Institute, Southwest Regional Development Commission, The Minnesota Project, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources tosupport the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), which connects individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. CERTs' statewide staff is housed at the University of Minnesota.
Focus: 
Business & Industrial Development/Entrepreneurship
Community and Economic Development
Environment/Environmental Justice/Sustainability
Health
Public Policy
Rural Development
Transportation
Youth
Keywords: 
Sustainability
community
Partnerships
environment
Rural
Campus and College: 
Systemwide
LIberal Arts
Graduate School
Extension
Graduate School
Law School
Liberal Arts
Management
Geographic Scope: 
Local
Regional
State
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach
Research
Teaching