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10/4/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Akron taking part in Green Energy Ohio Tour

AKRON/BATH — The Akron Zoo, METRO Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Crown Point Ecology Center will showcase their green efforts during the 10th annual Green Energy Ohio Tour Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participation is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Participants will meet at the Akron Zoo at 500 Edgewood Ave. in West Akron at 9:30 a.m. to sign in. For the first 60 guests registered, a free trolley ride will be provided to each location, compliments of the city of Akron. Other participants may caravan in their own vehicles.

During the tour, METRO RTA will showcase the green aspects of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold Transit Center in Downtown Akron. Then participants will stop at Crown Point Ecology Center in Bath for a walking tour that will highlight practical applications of sustainable agriculture and sustainable design. The tour will conclude at the Akron Zoo focusing on its LEED-certified building, Komodo Kingdom, as well as the renovated Farmland and solar-powered train.

To register, call 330-375-2550, ext. 7310.

The Green Energy Ohio Tour, managed by Green Energy Ohio, is part of the National Solar Tour in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society.


Stephanie Kist contributed to this report.

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