2019 Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour: Kent State Today September 26, 2019
Saturday September 28, 2019 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See green technologies in our community including renewable energy, green building and clean transportation!
The Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019 at multiple locations at Kent State University and in the City of Kent, Ohio. This FREE self-guided open house is the 3rd Annual Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour and is part of the 17th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour that highlights sites that are using innovative technologies that benefit the environment. While the Kent State University Fieldhouse Solar Array has been a part of the Greater Akron Solar Tour in the past, this is the third year for multiple tour sites in Portage County. The Kent Clean Transportation Cruise-In showcases energy efficient, hybrid, and electric vehicles, and is part of the Kent Creativity Festival. The Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour is a joint event coordinated by the Kent State University Office of Sustainability, the City of Kent Sustainability Commission, and Green Energy Ohio.
Information Summaries from Green Energy Ohio
ABOUT THE STATEWIDE 2019 GREEN ENERGY OHIO TOUR
This FREE statewide event features self-guided, guided, or open house tours in each region of the state and highlights homes, businesses, and public buildings that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, green design, energy efficiency, and more. This year, the Tour will be held on September 27th, 28th, and 29th. Check the statewide Green Eneergy Ohio Tour sites: www.GreenEnergyOhioTour.org
2019 GREEN ENERGY OHIO PHOTO CONTEST
If you’re like GEO, you find beauty in green technologies too! Have a favorite site? Learn something new about a particular installation? Snap a photo and share them with us! We want to see your tour photos!
There are 3 easy ways to share your photos:
- Upload to the GEO Tour Event Page on Facebook
- Share on Twitter or Instagram using #GEOtour, or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line GEO Tour Pics.
Photos could be featured on the GEO website, Facebook page, and in the Monthly Connections Newsletter. The Tour Planning Committee will select their favorites and the winners will receive a prize!
Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour Prize Drawing
Visit four of the KENT Green Energy Ohio Tour Sites and enter to win a prize drawing! Pick up a passport at any tour site. Drop off completed passports at the Kent Clean Transportation Cruise-In, Office of Sustainability table for a chance to win a prize!
PRE-TOUR MEET AND GREET WITH THE LOCAL GREEN ENERGY COMMUNITY
Friday September 27 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
1422 Mogadore Road
Chat with solar owners, users and local officials. (Cash Bar.)
KENT GREEN ENERGY OHIO TOUR SITES
- Kent State University Center for Architecture and Environmental Design 11 a.m. - 3 p.m
- Kent State University Field House Solar Array noon - 2 p.m.
- City of Kent Police Station 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center Gallery solar panels and solar battery generator noon - 3 p.m.
- Kent Cooperative Housing Franklin House with solar panels 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
- Meltzer Residence with passive solar & other energy efficiencies 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Ruchotzke Residence with solar panels 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KENT CLEAN TRANSPORTATION CRUISE-IN
KENT CLEAN TRANSPORTATION CRUISE-IN 11A.M. - 3 P.M.
Part of the Kent Creativity Festival in KSU's R17 parking lot at the southeast corner of E. Main and S. Willow streets (near Starbucks) . Behind KSU Cutler Building 414 E. Main Street
This family-friendly event will showcase energy-efficient vehicles (EEVs) including hybrid and electric models (e.g. Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Honda Civic Hybrid, The University of Akron’s Electric Race Car and Kent State University's Zero Emission Vehicle). Children and adults are encouraged to “Touch-an-EEV”. Local public and bike transportation options will also be highlighted and a free activity for kids provided by the Kent State University Child Development Center.
PARKING: Parking is free in the Rockwell Hall R1 parking lot, off S. Lincoln Street at 515 Hilltop Drive. Parking is also available at May Prentice House Parking R-17 lot visitor spots available for use after restricted hours. Visitors can view the Kent State parking map and available spaces and times here: https://www.kent.edu/parking/kent-campus-parking-map.
KENT CLEAN TRANSPORTATION CRUISE-IN VEHICLES
- Kent State University Zero Emission Vehicle
- PARTA Compressed Natural Gas Bus
- University of Akron Electric Race Car ZER19
2019 KENT CYCLE GUIDED BIKE TOUR
Kent Cycle will lead an estimated three mile guided bicycle tour on September 28, 2019 of various Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour Sites. Tour sites are part of the 3rd Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour, which is part of the statewide 17th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour. This event is coordinated by Kent State University Office of Sustainability, City of Kent Sustainability Commission, and Green Energy Ohio.
The Kent Cycle Guided Bike Tour will start at Kent Cycle at 115 Lake Street, Kent on Saturday September 28 at noon with an estimated time of 1.5 hours.
You must bring your own bicycle for the bike tour. Helmets and water bottles are encouraged. If you are in need of a bicycle, Kent State University offers bike sharing via Flashfleet Bike Sharing program with available: 180 pedal bikes, 68 e-bikes, 10 fat-tire bikes and two ADA-compliant handcycles https://www.kent.edu/recservices/flashfleet.
All participants must complete the Kent State University Third Party Consent, Waiver and Registration Form.
All participants must complete the consent, waiver and release agreement PRIOR to joining the guided bike tour.