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                           GEO Events in 2014

Please join us for one of our upcoming events! Click on the event title for more information (when available). Feel free to contact GEO toll free at 1-866-GREEN-OH.   View our Archive of past events from 2000 to 2013.  See GEO's daily posts on Facebook and Twitter also.  Visit a community calendar of clean energy events and/or post your own clean energy events at RenewablesOhio.  
                
                                              UPCOMING 2014 GEO EVENTS  
 

  September 2014...............................................     ........................................................            
GEO Central Ohio Clean Energy Networking Meeting
Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 - 10:00 am
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Scioto Conference Room
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tools Left in Ohio's Green Energy Toolkit after SB 310 
Join GEO to hear from Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director, Energy, Utility and Local Government Policy elaborate on his article in the Summer GEO News Magazine.  GEO's Bill Spratley will also update the 2014 GEO Tour.

Central Ohio Energy Forum
Friday, September 12, 2014
Ohio Department of Transportation

1980 West Broad Street
Lower Level Auditorium
Columbus, Ohio 43223
This event will provide attendees with fresh perspectives on how the energy landscape is evolving.  Energy industry experts and thought leaders will review the diverse methods that are being deployed to meet the growing energy demand. See details

Visit the GEO Booth at the Farm Science Review
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - September 16, 17 & 18, 2014 - Times Vary
Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London, OH
Visit our Green Energy Ohio Booth at this year's Ohio Farm Science Review expected to attract 140,000 people with 400 exhibitors. See details at OFSR Web Site.

Cleveland Sustainability Summit
Wednesday & Thursday - September 17 & 18, 2014
Cleveland Public Auditorium

500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
The Summit will focus on the current Year of Zero Waste and preparing for 2015, the Year of Clean Water. We will also continue to design around the City’s Climate Action Plan that was co-created by more than 50 businesses and organizations.  See details.

 October 2014 .......................................................................................................                    

2014 GEO Tour  
 October 3, 4 & 5, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 2014 Across Ohio

FREE statewide event providing the unique opportunity for people to visit and talk with owners living and working with clean energy technologies.  See Tour Overview 

This interactive GEO Tour Web Site will again present Tour Site Descriptions uploaded by Site Owners pinpointed on and interactive Google Map shown by five regions and statewide with ability to show sites by county, site type and technologies.  

Use GEO’s website as an interactive tool to search the past 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 Tours.  See the 2014 GEO Tour Portal page.

The GEO Tour showcases solar, wind, energy efficiency and related technologies at Open Houses by Site Owners and Guided Tours of Open Houses mobilizing hundreds of volunteers across the Buckeye State.  The full-color GEO News Magazine Tour Preview is available at most site along with tour materials.
 

Ohio Interfaith Power & Light Earthkeeping Summit 2014
Sunday & Monday, October 12 & 13, 2014
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Ohio State University

2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH  43210
An invitation to Ohio’s faith community to gather on October 12 & 13, 2014 to empower a religious response to climate change through:
- sharing Earthkeeping congregational and advocacy success stories;
- learning from one another about the joys and challenges of our Earthkeeping efforts;
- affirming the moral and ethical foundations of our response to climate change; and
- offering resources to equip congregations to fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation.  See more details.

GEO Offers 5-Day Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Certification Training
October 13-17 - Hosted by Parker Energy Solutions
                           University of Toledo Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation 
                           Room 1080B, 2145 East Scott Park Drive
                           Toledo, Ohio  43607 

Want to learn how to install solar panels? 
Want to become certified to work in the solar energy field?
In as little as five days you can realize your goal. Taught by ETA Instructor Jay Warmke, this course from GEO is designed for beginners with no electrical experience. 
Previous experience with electronics/electricity is not necessary.  The last GEO solar training course  of 2014 consists of lectures (50%), as well as, hands-on labs (50%).   See more details

 

November 2014...............................................................................................                            




December 2014.......................................................................................................                     

 

 

January 2014........................................................................................................                      

  • Wind Power: The Natural Energy Source - GEO Wind Manager Emily Sautter
    January 29, 2014 - Wednesday, 11:30 pm Luncheon, 1:30 pm Presentation
    Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati Monthly Luncheon
    The Seasons, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
    The cost for Lunch is $13,  and reservations must be made at RESC.org.  The presentation is free. 
    The cost for Lunch is $13,  and reservations must be made at 
    RESC.org.  The presentation is free.  

February 2013...................................................................................................                       


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March 2014.......................................................................................................                          
  • GEO Dayton Workshop
    "Financing Ohio Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects"
    Friday, March 14, 2014
    Workshop & Luncheon 9:00am-4:00pm  Reception 4:00-6:00pm

    Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45267
    Workshop Registration and Agenda
    > Hear experts discuss the latest methods and incentives for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Ohio

    > Green Expo Trade Show and Sponsorships also provide an excellent Business-to-Business Networking Opportunity
    > The Winter 2014 GEO News Magazine features Ohio green energy financing articles as we grow the sustainable energy marketplace
    > Contact Corinne at membership@greenenergyohio.org for details regarding sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor tables


  • GEO 2014 Spring Lecture Series
    Free Events - See more details and flyers
    GEO continues its series of lectures designed to bring members and interesting ideas together – the Green Energy Ohio Lecture Series. Sixteen lectures are planned across the state for 2014, free of charge to GEO members. 
    Featured speakers are
    Greg Pace on Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops  and Randall Gabriel on Heat Powered Engines - the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration.  
                                                                   March Lecture Dates by Location
  • Athens - March 18 (Gabriel) - Ohio University, Building/Room To Be Announced
     
  • Worthington - March 20 (Pace) - McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street

  • Wooster - March 25 (Pace) - OSU ATI Campus, Skou Hall, Room 30

  • Cincinnati - March 27 (Gabriel) - Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Room in Main 146

 April 2014.......................................................................................................                           

  • GEO 2014 Spring Lecture Series
    Free Events - See more details and flyers
    GEO continues its series of lectures designed to bring members and interesting ideas together – the Green Energy Ohio Lecture Series. Sixteen lectures are planned across the state for 2014, free of charge to GEO members. 
    Featured speakers are
    Greg Pace on Energy Freedom through Local Solar Co-ops  and Randall Gabriel on Heat Powered Engines - the Future of Renewable Energy and Carbon Sequestration.  
                                                                   March Lecture Dates by Location
  • Athens - April 8  (Pace) - Ohio University, Building/Room To Be Announced

  • Worthington - April 10 (Gabriel) - McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street

  • Wooster - April 15 (Gabriel) - OSU ATI Campus, Skou Hall, Room 30

  •  Cincinnati - April 17 (Pace)  - Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Room in Main 146

May 2014.......................................................................................................                             

  • GEO 2014 Spring Event
    Friday & Saturday, May 2-3, 2014 in Worthington, Ohio 
                           GEO's 2014 Spring Event will feature:
    Friday, May 2nd at the Worthington Hills Country Club:
    1-3 pm - Solar Basics Workshop by Jay Warmke
    3-5 pm - Spring GEO Tour - Solar Homes and a Solar School
    4-7 pm - 3rd Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Tour del Sol Cruise In
    1-7 pm - Clean Energy Exhibits
    5-6:30 pm - GEO Reception & Solar Silent Auction
    7-10 pm - Solar Rocks Dinner-Dance with Rolling Blackouts
                                 & Solar Silent Auction
    Saturday, May 3rd at Worthington Green on the Green Festival:
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm - EV Tour del Sol Ride & Drive at
                  Thomas Worthington High School
    11 am-12 pm - GEO 14th Annual Meeting at NW Village Green
                          Annual Recognition Awards on the Energy Green
    12:30-2 pm - "Chasing Ice" movie with Director Jeff Orlowski
                    (more details and registration coming soon)

 June 2014.......................................................................................................                  

         What's the Future of Ohio Clean Energy After SB 310?

         
Join GEO to hear from Mark R. Shanahan
          GEO Northeast Ohio Clean Energy Networking Meeting
          Tuesday, June 10, 2014   7:00 pm   Open to Public
          Sustainability Center, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 
          19201 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
          
          GEO Central Ohio Clean Energy Networking Meeting
          Thursday, June 19, 2014 8-10am   Open to Public
          Columbus Electrical Trades Center 
          947 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212

          GEO Southwest Ohio Clean Energy Networking Meeting
          Thursday, June 19, 2014 7-9pm    Open to Public
          Sinclair Community College
          444 W 3rd St., Room 001, Building #1, Dayton, Ohio 45402

          Join GEO to hear Steve Melink
          GEO Southwest Ohio Clean Energy Network Meeting
          Thursday, June 26, 2014 7-9pm   Open to Public
          Melink Corporation
          5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio 45150 
 

July 2014.......................................................................................................                    

          GEO Offers 5-Day Solar PV Certification Training Course
       
 July 21-25, 2014          
           Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Sustainability Center
 
           19201 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 
           Want to learn how to install solar panels?  Want to become certified to work in solar energy?    
           In as little as five days you can realize your goal. 
See details.

           Visit the GEO Booth at the 2014 Ohio State Fair
           July 23-August 4
          
Courtesy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, our statewide, non-profit 22 GEO volunteers maintained a  
           display booth at the Ohio State Fair from Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, August 3, 2014.
           See details.


August 2014...............................................     ........................................................                   

           GEO Offers 5-Day Solar PV Certification Training Course
       
 August 4-8, 2014
          
Melink Corporation 
           5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio 45150
           Want to learn how to install solar panels?  Want to become certified to work in solar energy?    
           In as little as five days you can realize your goal. 
See details.

          Visit the GEO Booth at 2014 Green Homes Summit
           August 22-23
          
 Sharonville Convention Center
           The Green Homes Summit is the region’s foremost event to promote the awareness and adoption of 
           residential building and renovation practices leading to healthy, energy efficient, and environmentally  

           responsible dwellings.  See details.