In 2019 GEO hosted a variety of events to fulfill our mission, events made possible by the continuing support of members and donors who share our vision of creating a clean energy future for Ohio. You have read about them as they happened ~ including the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception held in April at Kent State and the Green Energy Ohio Tour held in September. We also partnered on two more workshops in the Growing Local Solar series, hosted three showings of the climate documentary The Human Element, and participated in Earth Day celebrations around the state. This year our community Meet, Learn & Share events took us to minor league ball parks in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Akron.

GEO spoke out on issues of importance in the policy arena, standing with a wide range of energy advocates, businesses, and local officials in opposition to House Bill 6. We submitted testimony to the Ohio General Assembly on HB 6 and wrote letters of support for renewable energy projects at the Ohio Power Siting Board.

The "Connections" newsletter contained several regular sections, including the Member Spotlight featuring an interview with one of GEO's business members and Our Ohio Partners providing information on initiatives of other energy and environmental organizations. Our online presence expanded with the Climate Change Book Club, first shown in the monthly newsletter and made available for discussion through a Facebook group.

We launched a new website designed to be an easily navigable window on GEO's world. Social media also became an important forum for GEO to share information and ideas with you ~ we have accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so be sure to follow us!

Our "Grow with GEO" campaign highlighted the benefits of membership in Green Energy Ohio. Whether you want to grow in knowledge, advocacy, leadership, partnership, or community, GEO has programs that meet your needs and interests.

2019 has been a productive and enjoyable year at Green Energy Ohio. For more information, please see 2019 Program Overview.