The Greening of Ohio

The Greening of Ohio took an up-close look at the efforts Ohioans are making to deal with global warming issues. The documentary visited with Ohioans all over the state that are actively working to “green” their lifestyles. It explored not only what they are doing, but why they feel that it is important. Some, like Delaware homeowner David Carpenter get all their energy from the sun. Others, like Athens County resident Piper Avolikita, fuel their vehicles with cooking grease, or -- like the Toledo bus system, are exploring biodiesel and hydrogen as ways to power their gas-guzzling fleet. Some of the stories were about farmers who use wind power, or cities, like Bowling Green, that get 20% of their power from renewable sources. In this program, producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan explored these stories and many other examples of Ohioans who have “gone green”. She also talked to policy makers like Mark Shanahan, Governor Strickland’s Energy Advisor, Jack Shaner from the Ohio Environmental Council, and Ryan Lippe from the Office of Consumer’s Council about what the state of Ohio is doing to deal with climate change issues.

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