2021 Annual Report

In the year after Green Energy Ohio’s 20th Anniversary, we searched for a goal that would capture our values and intentions, remind us to focus on creating positive change, and tell us how to direct our time and talent. That concept is Thrive. 

In 2019, we began a “Grow with GEO” campaign, designed to show the ways in which our supporters could grow by being a part of the organization. That works both ways, of course, and we have grown immeasurably as an organization because of their engagement. According to Merriam-Webster, “thrive” means to grow vigorously, to flourish, to prosper, and to succeed. It seemed like the perfect word to build on our past and describe our future. 

When we refer to thriving, however, we mean far more than just GEO. Our goal is for the clean energy industry to thrive in Ohio. For businesses large and small to thrive through the adoption of cost-effective energy solutions. For communities to thrive by embracing sustainability. For Ohio citizens to thrive in a healthy environment. And for Ohio students to thrive as they become the next generation of engineers, scientists, business leaders, and policymakers. 

Once again, we have chosen four words to represent the year’s activities: Connect, Educate, Expand, and Advocate. GEO’s success in these areas is Ohio’s success because we are committed to pursuing a clean energy future that will improve our lives and livelihoods. 

Jane Harf, Executive Director