The Athens Green Energy Ohio Tour will take place September 27th and 28, 2019 at multiple locations across Athens, Ohio. These FREE, self-guided open houses highlight the use of innovative technologies that benefit the environment. Don’t forget to check out events in this area before and during tour weekend!
Rural Action Kuhre Center
- Address: 9030 Hocking Hills Drive, The Plains, OH 45780
- Open House: Friday, 1PM – 3PM
Visit Rural Action’s Kuhre Center for Rural Renewal to see the 17.4 kW rooftop solar array, installed by Third Sun Solar in July 2019! This former coal company building is now generating clean energy to support one of Appalachian Ohio’s most beloved nonprofit organizations – stop by to learn more about how Rural Action is building a more just and sustainable economy in Southeast Ohio!
Woodland Ridge Learning Center
- Address: 4884 Cooper Rd. Athens, OH 45701
- Open House: Saturday, 2PM – 4PM
This tour stop is combined with a weekend-long Whole Farm Planning workshop. Tour visitors are welcome to stop by between 2PM and 4PM to learn about the off-grid battery backup solar PV system installed at the Bed and Breakfast by Athena Solar. Visitors are also invited to participate in the all-day workshop, though registration is required. To learn more about the Whole Farm Planning Workshop, check out our events page.
Celebrate the 2019 GEO tour with a drink from Breweries dedicated to sustainability!
Jackie O’s Brewery
- Address: 25 Campbell Street, Athens, OH 45701
- Open House: All weekend, during operating hours
Not only do they grow their own resources on the Barrel Ridge Farm, they also power their location with solar! Come by for a beer and chat with the bartenders about their limited reliance on fossil fuels!
Little Fish Brewing Company
- Address: 8675 Armitage Road Athens, OH 45701
- Open House: All weekend long, during operating hours
Just a five minute drive from the center of Athens, Little Fish Brewery has made sustainability the driver behind all of their operations. Solar power generates over a third of their electrical usage, with the remainder offset through wind power credits and traditional electric. Stop by and try a beer sourced with locally-grown organic ingredients! While you enjoy, ask a bartender about their sustainability benchmarking, energy-efficient appliances, or their zero-waste pledge!