The Renewable Energy Workshop will be held at the SGG Fair in the Miller pavilion from 10 am to 12:15 pm.

Start your day by learning about the effects of anthropogenic global warming and what we need to do to mitigate them, the damage done by fracking to Ohio’s rural and natural areas and the water and single use plastic pollution that it manifests, a case study of a residential DIY solar installation, the current state of recycling in Ohio, sustainability efforts at OSU-Wooster and more.

You will hear presentations and have a chance to talk with the experts, and then enjoy the SGG Fair. The REW is free!

More information to come.

Shells new petrochemical plant being built in Potter PA. Three similar plants will be built to convert Ohio and PA fracked shale gas into polyethylene and other plastic pellets used mostly to make disposable single use plastic bags and containers. These materials are not biodegradable and pose mounting pollution problems in the world’s oceans, cities, agricultural and natural areas. The plants produce new plastics from fossil shale gas while less than 10% of used plastics are recycled.  A recent Carnegie Mellon study showed that the health and climate impacts of this industry outweigh the economic benefits to communities. These companies take no responsibility for collecting or recycling the plastics they introduce into the environment.