After addressing a number of concerns, the Green Energy Ohio Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Green Energy Ohio Tour, scheduled for October 2-3. First and foremost, it is our responsibility to protect the health and safety of our Tour hosts and visitors. In the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, the landscape is too uncertain to adequately plan a statewide event at multiple locations with public visitors.
At the same time, the Board agreed to an exciting new version of the GEO Tour to be held next spring, recreating the 2012 GEO “Tour de Sol” in which we traveled the state in an electric vehicle, charging at stations powered by renewable energy, and hosting educational events along the way. For the 2021 event, we will be working with previous Tour participants and partner organizations to select the stops and design the local events. We plan to set aside a week so that we can include as many locations as possible, and we’ll be posting real-time video of our adventure. For more information on the previous event, check out our From the GEO Archives Article, Driving Clean Across Ohio, and please stay in touch for details on the 2021 Tour!
2019 Tour Recap
As one of our signature events, the Green Energy Ohio Tour has been offering Ohioans an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and green technology for 17 years. This free statewide event featured self-guided or guided tours, showcasing homes, businesses, and public buildings that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, green design, energy efficiency, and more!
Each year, local volunteers and clean energy activists came forward to share the progress that has been made in their communities. The Tour is planned for and by Ohio clean energy advocates and connects novices, owners, installers, and technical experts.
In 2019, the Tour took place Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28!