BACKUS-The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance will host a tour of sustainable homes in the lakes area.

The Region Five Central Minnesota Sustainability Tour will be 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 6, followed by a 3-4 p.m. celebration at RREAL, 3963 Eighth St. SW, Backus. Tour homes and businesses and engage with neighbors and community members about their sustainability projects, a news release stated. The tour is free.

For a complete schedule and a map including all the sustainability sites to visit, go to