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GEO Annual Meeting:
Celebrating GEO's 5th Anniversary under the Bowling Green Wind Turbines!

Saturday, May 14, 2005
Held at Ohio's First Utility-Scale Wind Farm at the Wood County Landfill
Bowling Green, OH

GEO Annual Meeting Program         GEO Annual Report 2004

Agenda in Detail    GEO Annual Meeting News Release    Kiosk Info    Bowling Green Sentinel Article

Hundreds of people celebrated the 5th Anniversary of Green Energy Ohio on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at the AMP-OH/Green Mountain Energy Company Wind Farm in Bowling Green, Ohio. This historic site is a testament to GEO's accomplishment's over the past five years to further smart wind development along with advancing other renewable energy resources in the state.

Under a large tent in the cornfields near the four 1.8 MW wind turbines, GEO members, volunteers and friends enjoyed a full program featuring a press announcement on GEO's Ohio Tall Towers Wind Assessment Program, "virtual tour" of Northwest Ohio renewable energy sites, dedication ceremony for the new solar-powered educational kiosk at the Wind Farm, the GEO Recognition Awards, GEO discussion groups on solar, wind, biomass, energy efficiency, green buildings, networking time to mingle with like-minded folks and businesses in the exhibit area, and tours of the 30-story, utility-scale wind turbines generating 7.2 MW of clean, wind power.

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People gather for GEO's Annual Meeting


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Participants review the GEO Annual Report awaiting the program to begin

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GEO Staffer, Katya Chistik, manages
the GEO Store.

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GEO Staffer, Barry Adler (middle), handles registration with the help of GEO Volunteers, Terry Kahle (right), Leah Semrock (left) & Ralph Semrock (not shown)

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Ohioans pour into the tent hosting the
GEO Annual Meeting

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Sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company, a raffle of GMEC sweatshirts and GEO polo were presented by GEOs, Bill Spratley, Jim Gravelle, & Christina Panoska (L-R)

Dedication Ceremony for the Solar-Powered Educational Kiosk at the Bowling Green Wind Farm

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Wood County Landfill Director, Ken Reinman, welcomes the crowd

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Wood County Commissioner, Bowling Green Utility Director, and Bowling Green Mayor celebrate the kiosk

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Kiosk powered by solar

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Educational kiosk viewed at the Bowling Green Wind Farm

Press Announcement for GEO's Ohio Tall Towers Wind Assessment Partnership with Verizon

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GEO's Tall Towers Staffer, Steve Watts, describes the program with the use of wind monitoring equipment that's installed on 6 existing 100 meter cell towers in the state

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Steve Watts with Verizon representative
announcing the partnership

GEO Annual Meeting & GEO Recognition Awards 2004

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GEO Executive Director, Bill Spratley, provides an overview of GEO's programs

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Bill Spratley recognizes outgoing GEO President, Greg Kuss

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GEO Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Sister Paula Gonzalez by GEO Board Member, Dale Arnold

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GEO Program Manager, Christina Panoska, discusses the volunteer efforts of Jim Groeber as one of the GEO Volunteers of the Year in 2004

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GEO Board President, Michelle Greenfield, recognizes Chris Chmiel as the second recipient of the GEO Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004

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Christina Panoska congratulates the third recipient of the GEO Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004 - Geoff Rich.

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Bill Doty (left) of Doty & Miller Architects accepts the GEO Business of the Year Award in 2004 from fellow architect and GEO Board Member, Jack Hedge

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GEO Board Vice-President, Don Scherer, presents the GEO Nonprofit of the Year in 2004 to Frank Calzonetti of the Northwest Ohio Partnership for Alternative Energy Systems

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The Governor's Regional Representative accepts the GEO Public Official of the Year in 2004 on behalf of Governor Robert Taft & Ohio's First Lady Mrs. Hope Taft

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GEO member, Daryl Stockburger, presents the GEO Ohio Clean Energy Community in 2004 Award to
City of Bowling Green Mayor

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Daryl Stockburger also presents the GEO Ohio Clean Energy Community in 2004 Award to the
Wood Couny Commissioners

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GEO's 'Green Team' wins the GEO Pioneer of the Year in 2004

GEO Volunteer Recognition Awards
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GEO staffers, Katya Chistik & Jessica Belcher (L-R) presented certificates to 98 GEO Volunteers that contributed more than 15 hours in 2004.

Tours of the Bowling Green Wind Farm and the GEO Discussion Groups Meet 
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A tour inside the base of a wind turbine led by Daryl Stockburger

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Discussion Group on Green Buildings led by
Architect, Jack Hedge (left)


City of Bowling Green Municipal Utility Director, Daryl Stockburger led tours of Ohio's first four utility-scale wind power machines soaring above a soybean field producing enough power for over 1,500 homes. Learn more at "The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind" - WCPN, National Public Radio, Ideastream, Cleveland, Aired November 9, 2004 - Photo Gallery of Bowling Green Wind Turbines and Suggested Websites.

Networking....Always Valuable at a GEO Event

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Directions to Wind Farm: The AMP-Ohio/Green MountainWind Farm is located near the Wood County landfill, off State Route 6, west of Bowling Green



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Bowling Green's Wind Farm is the product of GEO's earlier Recognition Award Winners: Green Mountain Energy Company, American Municipal Power-Ohio (AMP-Ohio), Bowling Green Municipal Utilities Director Daryl Stockburger and GEO's own Northeast Ohio Wind Committee Volunteers led by GEO Board Member Fletcher Miller, whose wind tests proved the commercial viability of the site.  A grid-connected solar-powered educational kiosk will be dedicated at the wind farm on May 14. 

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