The small northwestern Minnesota community of Kennedy is getting national recognition for turning its vacant high school into a business incubator powered by renewable energy.
The old school will get a new life powered by wind, solar, biomass and geothermal sources. They’re calling it the GO GREEN Center and it will offer space for small businesses to get started in the Kittson county community of about 250 people.
The old school will also be home to programs that will teach the public about the best options in renewable energy. The 2010 Innovation Award is from the National Association of Development Organizations, which based in Washington D.C.