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.

FIRST STEP:  Click on the button above and choose “new marker” to begin your sign-up

SECOND STEP: Using the prompts below, fill in the required information for you site and consider adding the suggested info. Please note the Description field will take the most time.

1. Title:  Required
Green Energy Ohio Tour: Name of Residence or Business

2. Description: Required to list open dates: 
*Not required to be open all three days!
Sept 29 : _____ to ______
Sept 30 : _____ to ______
Oct   1 :   _____ to ______
Suggested: Parking or Navigation Instructions

  • Also, mention if this will be an unattended drive-by site
  • Time and Date if bus is scheduled to be at your site

Suggested: List Features: PV (array and size in KW), wind (size in KW), grid-tied or off-grid, solar thermal, geothermal, EV, efficiency features, green building, other. You may also want to briefly mention any challenges you faced and if your technology was DIY or installed.
3. Telephone :  optional

4. E-mail :    optional

5. Website:   optional, if you have a personal web site for your home or business

6. Street:     Required

7. Number:  Required

8. Postal:     Required

9. City:         Required

10. Country:     Required

Our goal is to have the majority of our sites entered by Friday, Aug. 24 ~
Contact Corinne at membership@greenenergyohio.org with any questions or concerns ~


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 October 1- 2 and is presented in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.

Select and Reserve your Sponsorship below. Contact Emily at membership@greenenergyohio.org for more information!

15th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour Sponsorship Opportunities

Opening Reception Sponsorship
This year we will kick off the weekend with an opening reception to thank our sponsors, participants, and volunteers.  The Opening Reception Sponsor will have the opportunity to design a package of financial and in-kind support that features their enterprise and role in the Ohio clean energy community. In addition, they will receive all benefits for prime sponsorship shown below.

Prime Sponsorships: $1,500 

Prime sponsors will receive:

  • Logo and website link on GEO Tour website and logo on all promotional material
  • Company mention in all statewide and local event press releases
  • Sponsorship highlighted in all Tour email announcements and social media promotions
  • GEO business membership and two individual memberships
  • Permission to use GEO logo in affinity advertising

Showcase Sponsorships: $1,000 
*Select one metropolitan media area for targeted promotions

Showcase sponsors will receive:

  • Logo on GEO Tour website and promotional material
  • Two local metropolitan press releases to be done in coordination with sponsor highlighting local tour sites
  • Company profile and local tour sites featured in one statewide email promoting the Tour and on social media
  • GEO business membership
  • Permission to use GEO logo in affinity advertising

Event Sponsorships: $500  
*Select one metropolitan media area for targeted promotions

Event sponsors will receive:

  • Logo on GEO Tour website and promotional material
  • Company profile featured on social media
  • GEO Business Membership
  • Permission to use GEO logo in affinity advertising


Sign up your Site TODAY!

Sign Up Your Site

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

Click on the button above and choose “new marker” and sign up your site ~ Please be patient as it will take a few days to have your site approved, our goal is to have the majority of our sites entered by Friday, Aug. 24 ~
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we move to this new platform ~ I will be reaching out to everyone who has expressed an interest in signing up a site by phone and or email in the next week to make sure they have the info to sign up ~
Contact Corinne at membership@greenenergyohio.org with any questions
or concerns ~


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.

We plan to make up for our late start by focusing exclusively on the Tour for the next two months, and we are here to support your local efforts in any way we can.  Because this is my first Tour as Executive Director, I want to hear from you in regard to your needs.   We have already made some changes based on feedback from previous years.  For example, this year the Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday only – Friday open houses were not well attended and discouraged some from participating.  In Columbus we plan to use Friday evening for an opening reception that will bring together sponsors, volunteers, and participants to celebrate the Tour’s 15th birthday.   It would be great to see Tour birthday parties across the state – informal events where GEO supporters and community members can give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back for your hard work over a decade and a half.

Some of you have noticed our website challenges – our first priority is to update the site.  We have an abundance of good data from past Tours, including contact lists, and we will be reaching out to you with more information between now and the end of September.  If you want to be sure that your name is on our Tour distribution list, please send an email to Tour@greenenergyohio.org.

Thank you for your patience and your support of GEO – with your help we will have a great 15th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour!