Green Energy Ohio
Vol 6 Issue 3 2013 Fall
2013 Green Energy Ohio Tour
Green Energy Ohio invites you to go on the GEO Tour with this Sites Preview. Learn how to combat rising energy costs and reduce your environmental impact. Copies will be available at most GEO Tour Sites on October 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2013.
This issue also contains news stories from across the state and our Corporate Member Directory and Green Pages. See individual articles[CLICK HERE] or read the entire Fall magazine on-line [CLICK HERE].
To learn more about advertising opportunities in this exclusive, statewide renewable energy magazine. [CLICK HERE] 7,000 copies distributed across Ohio!
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Ohio Clean Energy News December News November News
Central Ohio Clean Energy Network Meeting
Green Energy Ohio Holiday Breakfast
GEO Celebrates 2013 at the
Historic Worthington Inn
Climate Change Reality Check for Ohio
Thursday Morning, December 5, 2013, 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Worthington Inn, 649 High Street, Worthington, Ohio
Join GEO for a festive continental breakfast as we feature speaker
John Rohyans on Climate Change Reality Check for Ohio. John has spent his professional career as a practicing attorney with the Porter Wright law firm in Columbus. Civically involved in a number of organizations, over the past 15 years John has taken an active interest in sustainability, environmental and climate change issues. He has participated with Al Gore in his Climate Reality Project and will present informative slides that every informed Ohioan needs to know about in reducing their carbon footprint.
Enjoy Catching Up with GEO Friends; Make New Ones at the Festive Worthington Inn!
Open to the Public: $13.00 - seats still available. Please deliver your check or fax or scan your credit card information on GEO Registration Form to: Green Energy Ohio, 7870 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2013. Limited Seating Available, so attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Continental breakfast with orange juice, coffee, muffins, danishes, and bagels and cream cheese at 8:00 AM.
We'll Be Having A Silent Auction. If you have an item you'd like to donate, please contact Barry Adler or Bill Spratley at GEO by Tuesday, December 3 at 614.985.6131 or by phone at email@example.com.
See more about The Worthington Inn at: www.worthingtoninn.com/index.html
November GEO Connections
2013 Thanksgiving Thoughts
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Thank you GEO Volunteers, Sponsors, Partners
for greatly assisting our dedicated, four person, part-time GEO Staff in 2013. We are proud to have joined you this year to produce:
- Our 11th
statewide, free, educational Fall GEO Tour
– still the largest in the U.S. showcasing 235 Open Houses and 7 Guided Tours featuring solar, wind and energy efficiency in 63 Ohio Communities;
- The quarterly full-color GEO News Magazine
with 23 editions since 2008 - Ohio’s only publication highlighting our state’s growing green energy installations creating jobs and a better environment;
- An informative GEO Web Site
and active daily Social Media
, GEO Tour Facebook
- Regional public outreach
with exhibits and quality educational materials at Earth Day, State Fair and other events including a Spring Lecture Series
and Clean Energy Network Meetings
- Partnership with AEP Energy to offer a 100% wind electricity option
with potential savings to many residential customers;
- Ohio’s only Solar Thermal Rebate
for commercial solar thermal systems and a scientific Wind Monitoring Program
with Ohio’s only public wind database;
- A combination of activities in a Dublin, Ohio GEO Spring Event
with a Spring Tour, the 2nd EV Tour del Sol
, a Expert Speaker Workshop
with 25 presenters, a Teacher Workshop
, a Reception
and Consumer Workshop & Green Expo Trade Show
with speakers among 20 exhibitors; and,
- A PV Solar Certification Training
with an Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) instructor.
7 Ways to Support GEO:
1. Become a Member
2. Give to GEO!
3. AEP Energy - 100% Wind Electricity Enrollment Plan
5. Kroger Rewards
6. Donate your vehicle
7. Enroll in the GEO/IGS Energy/Alternative Gas & Electric
Solutions (AGES) Natural Gas Program
Help the Environment - Support GEO
Save on Your Electric Bill with 100% Wind Power
- AEP Energy will donate $30 to GEO for each 100% wind electricity enrollment
Switch, Save, Support for the Greener Good How GEO Benefits
GEO Offers PV Certification Training
Monday to Friday, November 11-15, 2013 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Westerville Electric Division, Westerville, Ohio 43081
GEO sponsored a photovoltaic (PV) certification training course on November 11-15 at Westerville Electric Division. The second week-long class will be offered in the Dayton area during February. See more [CLICK HERE].
GEO Tour Statewide on October 3, 4, 5 & 6
THANKS to the hundreds of Site Owners and Volunteers for energizing GEO's 11th Annual Fall Tour 4-day event showcasing 235 Open Houses at 107 Tour Sites featuring solar, wind, energy efficiency and related technologies in 63 Communities in 35 Counties across Ohio. See 2013 GEO Tour Overview. The GEO interactive Tour web site with site descriptions.
POST YOUR TOUR PHOTOS on the 2013 GEO Tour Facebook Page See GEO Tour News Release. GEO Tour in the News.
See All Tour Sites Summary 2013 for Regional Summary showing
site types, open house dates, numbers of green energy technologies on the tour and numbers of businesses participating. 163 businesses participated as installers, manufacturers, service providers and tour sites in the event.
The GEO Tour is part of the National Solar Tour of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). See Solar Today's ASES Tour Guide,
The Ohio Development Service Agency (DSA) was the Presenting Sponsor for the GEO Tour with Featured Sponsor Ecohouse, Supporting Sponsors Appalachian Renewable Power (ARP), Solaris Blackstone and Zane State College.
See 2013 Green Energy Ohio 4-Day Tour
Statewide 233 Daily Tour Sites & Open House Times
Organized by hundreds of local volunteers the 2013 GEO Tour features
49 private homes, 31 community spaces (public buildings, schools, parks, etc. and 163 businesses participating as 54 installers, 65 manufacturers,
11 local firms and 23 business tour sites.
Sustainable Cleveland Summit
October 3-4, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cleveland Public Auditorium
500 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH
Green Energy Ohio exhibited and explained GEO Tour Open House Sites and NE Ohio Guided Tours at this event attended by over 500 people. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson addressed the summit to take stock of the Cleveland Area's accomplishments, honor the work of many and co-create the next 5 years. More on GEO Facebook [CLICK HERE].
Sneak A Peak At Central Ohio Tour
October 3, 2013 9:00am - 11:00pm
Westerville Public Library, Meeting Room A
126 S. State St., Westerville, OH
Join GEO and Central Ohio Tour Site owners and installers for a Sneak Peak at the FREE 11th GEO Tour on October 3, 4, 5 & 6. Take this opportunity to learn about each of the 17 Tour Sites, Open Houses and Clintonville Guided Tour on the Central Ohio portion of the GEO Tour. No reservations necessary.
Green Building Workshop for Houses of Worship
October 5, 2013 9:00am - 2:00pm
Christ United Methodist Church
344o Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH
Over 25 people learned about the weekend's GEO Tour Open House Sites at this energy efficiency workshop open to all communities of faith throughout Ohio. Efforts in the greater Dayton or customers of DP&L Electric and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio were highlighted. See more [CLICK HERE]
GEO Spring Statewide Event at Dublin - May 17-18
Energizing Green Energy Across Ohio
In Dublin, Ohio on May 17-18, 350 people participated in Green
Energy Ohio's Spring Event! Green Energy Ohio partnered with
the City of Dublin, Dublin City Schools, clean energy businesses and
scores of volunteers to present an exciting two-day educational event
in one of Ohio greenest cities.