The Northwest Ohio region has a multitude of alternative energy stories to tell, including cutting-edge biomass fuel research being developed and tested at the University of Toledo's College of Engineering, and the activities of the many solar energy firms headquartered in the Toledo area (a legacy of Toledo's history as the nation's major glass manufacturer). In addition, Lake Erie is being considered as the site of a future wind farm to capture prevailing winds across the lower Great Lakes region.
Can alternative energy sources realistically replace our reliance on petroleum, coal and nuclear power? Can the Midwest take an aging rust belt industrial tradition and turn it around to manufacture solar panels and wind turbines? Join the discussion and post your questions for our experts to answer.
See why the Oak Openings Preserve is truly unique and worthy of preservation. From its' history as a glacial lake shore, to the challenges that commercial and residential development pose in today's world: the Oak Openings Region is one of the world's last remaining unique environments.
Oak Openings Fact Sheet
The development and preservation of Northwest Ohio's eight park system is detailed. Relive the history of the parks' creation and find out what each park offers in the way of beauty and recreation. Side Cut, Farnsworth/Bend View, Providence, Oak Openings, Swan Creek, Wildwood, Pearson and Secor Metroparks are profiled.
Explores Lake Erie's impact on the history, economy, agriculture, recreation and industry of communities in Ohio. Using archival film, photographs, and high definition footage, WGTE illustrates how this invaluable natural resource influences virtually every aspect of the lives of those living near the lake. The program examines the geology of how the lake was created, the Native American presence, the settlement of the state, the recreation the lake provides, and the impact of industry, agriculture and human interaction on the lake itself.
This program is supported, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Read more
In 1965, the Junior League of Toledo produced this film depicting foaming detergents, raw sewage, industrial discharges, gasping fish and algae-laden streams in the Maumee River Watershed. This film helped citizens throughout Northwest Ohio recognize that their actions were negatively affecting local waterways and proposed actions they could take to clean up the environment.