Uniting, Relighting and Employing Ohio

Wearing green hardhats, Governor Ted Strickland and Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy joined labor, environmental and community leaders to raise a wind turbine on the front lawn of the Statehouse in Columbus.

September 13, 2008

Wearing green hardhats, Governor Ted Strickland and Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy joined labor, environmental and community leaders to raise a wind turbine on the front lawn of the Statehouse in Columbus in an event dubbed, “Uniting, Relighting and Employing Ohio.” The raising of the turbine, which was donated by Ohio’s own wind and solar company Dovetail, came after news this week that more than 80,000 Ohio jobs can be created with an investment in the green economy.

Among the co-sponsors of the event were: Ohioans for Health, Environment and Justice, United Steel Workers, Ohio League of Conservation Voters, Ohio Environmental Council, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ohio Conference on Fair Trade, Ohio Farmers Union, Sierra Club, Environment Ohio, Working America, BlueGreen Alliance, UFCW Local 1059, Ohio AFL-CIO, MORPC Sustainability Conference, National Audubon Society, Energy Justice Ohio and Greenpeace Student Environmental Council.

Governor Strickland, Environmental and Labor Leaders call for Unity, Green Jobs, Clean Affordable Energy and Fair Trade, It’s Getting Hot in Here, September 13, 2008

Report: Green Recovery Plan Could Bring Tens of Thousands of Jobs to Ohio, Public News Service, September 10, 2008