Tech roundup: A ride on Ohio's first hydrogen fuel bus to an energy efficiency presentation makes for a techy celebration of Earth Day

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Bus Fuss: Ohio's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

Directors of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority and the Ohio Public Transit Association drank a cup of Ohio's first hydrogen fuel cell bus' emissions during a press conference this week to cheers to the state's latest eco initiative. Fifteen million dollars from federal and state grants will allow for a fleet of ten buses deployed from SARTA's Canton headquarters, making it the third-largest fleet in the country by the end of 2018.

iCal: Energy Efficient Financing Educational Program | May 3

Capital Crossroads & Discovery Special Improvement Districts and Bricker & Eckler will host a presentation at Bricker & Eckler's offices to cover low-cost financing for energy efficient improvements, energy audits and best practices for energy efficient improvements. Yes, it's four days after Earth Day, but who says Earth Day can't be every day? Registration is available online.

App Tap: KindQuest

This young startup-KindQuest-is on a mission to make people happy and do some good for charities-which could include nonprofits for the environment-while it's at it. Check out what our own "sharks" have to say about it in this month's Tech Talk. If you're interested in the real ocean-swimming kind of sharks, the World Wildlife Fund has their own way for you to be kind by offering an "Adopt a Great White Shark" donation.