Owens will host green energy workshop, trade show Saturday

Area "green" enthusiasts interested in expanding their knowledge about green energy and green
collar job opportunities can attend a Green Energy Ohio Regional Workshop and Trade Show at Owens
Community College on Saturday.
The program is the third of five Green Energy Ohio Regional Workshop and Trade Show events throughout
Ohio in 2009.
Presented by Green Energy Ohio, the daylong workshop and trade show runs from 9 a.m. to to 4 p.m. in the
College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center.
The event will feature presentations and panel discussions on green energy and green collar topics.
Attendees will have the opportunity to receive details about Green Energy Ohio’s Residential Solar Hot
Water Rebate Program, as well as gain insight into Federal Stimulus and Ohio green energy laws and
regulations as part of a Green Energy Policy Discussion. Another workshop will highlight Environment
Ohio’s new report titled "Growing Ohio’s Green Energy Economy" and the latest updates
detailing Ohio green jobs and renewable energy businesses. Green Collar Job Educational and Technical
Training Opportunities will be the focus of another presentation provided by representatives from
Northwest Ohio colleges and universities.
Other workshops will include a daylong session on Wind Powering Ohio and leading Ohio expert wind
speakers discussing opportunities for small and intermediate wind installation and economic development
of wind in Ohio, as well as an Ohio Interfaith Power and Light presentation on energy efficiency
education for congregations. Additionally, an Ohio Green Energy Case Studies presentation will take
place featuring Northwest Ohio owners of solar, small wind, biomass systems and energy efficient green
buildings during a lunch roundtable event.
Attendees will also have the chance to visit with clean energy businesses.
Exhibit participants will include renewable energy and energy efficiency consulting and system
installation companies, sustainable design and energy efficient products and services, and non-profit
groups from around the state.
Event co-sponsors include Green Energy Ohio, Owens Community College, The Ohio Department of Development
– Ohio Energy Office, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio
Interfaith Power and Light, Environment Ohio and the U.S. Green Building Council – NWO Chapter.
Green Energy Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically
sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. The organization is the Ohio Chapter of the American
Solar Energy Society.
The workshop and trade show registration fee is $25 for non-members of Green Energy Ohio, $20 for members
of Green Energy Ohio and $15 for students.
For additional information or to register, call (614) 985-6131, (216) 526-5545 or (567) 661-7163.