Green Energy Ohio Fall Appeal

Dear Friend of GEO,

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in Ohio?

Climate change touches every aspect of our lives. Ohioans aren’t immune to its effects, but we can be part of the solutions.  Our state is home to a robust clean energy supply chain, to corporations who are prioritizing the purchase of renewable resources, to companies who provide energy efficient solutions, and to residents who make smart energy choices. Equally impressive is that Ohio leads the Midwest with over 105,000 clean energy manufacturing jobs, according to a 2016 report by the Clean Energy Trust.  Our goal for the fall appeal this year is to raise 50 cents for every job that has been created, for a total of $52,500.

Green Energy Ohio has been at the forefront in supporting these activities for almost two decades. Non-profit organizations like GEO must constantly evolve to meet new programmatic and financial demands and transition is not always easy.  The good news is that GEO has a built a solid reputation and an extensive statewide membership base.  We have the necessary creativity and flexibility to succeed in the changing environment.  We pledge to find new ways to facilitate projects and identify opportunities, as we continue to transition into a stronger and even more effective organization.

By supporting GEO, you can make a difference and advance our mission to promote environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio, to expand the ranks of Ohioans with a stake in the clean energy future, and to showcase our collective accomplishments!

We ask for your continued support with a tax-deductible gift to Green Energy Ohio.  You can Donate On-line Here.  We also encourage you to join, renew or consider giving a gift membership this holiday season. Membership information can be found at GEO Membership.

Together we can make a difference ~ join us as we commit to a brighter, greener future for Ohio!

Jane Harf, GEO Executive Director

2017 GEO Fall Tour

2017 GEO Fall Tour
September 29, 30 and October 1

This FREE statewide event features self-guided, guided or open house tours in each region of the state and highlights homes, businesses, and public places that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, green design, energy efficiency and more.  Each Tour is made possible through hundreds of volunteers that present their hands-on experiences with clean energy technologies to thousands of Tour go-ers.  Click here for more information on the Tour, or click the link below to see Tour locations.


Sign Up Your Site! Helpful Guidelines for using the ASES Sign Up!

We will be using the ASES website to sign up tour sites for the 2017 GEO Tour ~

One of our volunteers has created some prompts to help you sign up your site. Some of the prompts are required, some are suggested and some are optional.

Tour Sponsorships!


Here’s your chance to support green energy in Ohio!

This year, we celebrate 15 years of showcasing the growth and expansion of renewable energy, energy efficiency and green design across Ohio. The Green Energy Ohio Tour provides a unique opportunity for Ohioans to see firsthand how members of their community are living and working with clean energy technologies.

In the past five years, the Tour has had an average of over 100 sites with at least one Tour site in 58 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The sites included homes, businesses, public buildings, parks, and churches.  On average, 2,000 people witnessed a range of technologies, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and energy efficiency systems.  Surveys have shown that participants came away with a greater knowledge of green energy opportunities and increased interest in pursuing some of the options.

The 2017 tour will take place the weekend of September 29-October 1 and is presented in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.

Time for a Tour!

new tour logo

I’ve been hearing from many of you across the state with questions about this year’s Green Energy Tour.  As you may know, it had originally been scheduled for June, when it was held last year.  In May, Board President Chris Meyer informed GEO membership that it would be postponed by several months, to the traditional time in early fall.  As a result of the heavy GEO event schedule last spring and the leadership transition, the Executive Committee decided to reschedule the Tour for the weekend of September 30 – October 1.It’s amazing to think that this event began 15 years ago as the Ohio Solar Tour.  Back then renewable energy was a novelty in many areas, and information on these systems – particularly at the residential level – was often hard to find.  Today neither of those is true.  Thanks to you and others who believed in the potential of clean energy, these technologies have become abundant and a simple Google search will generate more than eight million references!   Does this mean that we don’t need the Tour anymore?  Our answer is “no” – as with many traditions, the Tour is evolving.  It is becoming an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and showcase the possibilities.