South Shore Clean Cities Newsletter March 2010
South Shore Clean Cities Annual Meeting
Thanks to all who attended!
Thank you to all who attended. What a great turn out.
South Shore Clean Cities, held its annual membership meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Avalon Manor. The event  featured speakers: Cathy Tripodi, director of Indiana Economic Development Corporation Energy Initiative, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky and Brendan Perbo of Think North America.

Think North America recently selected Indiana as the site of its first U.S. production facility for highway-speed electric vehicles. The company plans to invest $43.5 million in building improvements and equipment in Elkhart County, and the plant could begin assembling vehicles in early 2011, according to a release.

The focus of the program was on advancing energy technologies, economic opportunities and environmental security in Northern Indiana. Information was provided regarding alternative fuels, vehicles and fuel economy practices. A Think Electric Vehicle along with other alternative-fueled vehicles and energy technologies were on display.
If you missed the event or want to learn more about what went on please contact SSCC 219-365-4289 or email [email protected]
SSCC is on the Move!
South Shore Clean Cities and Legacy Environmental Services are moving into the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana as of March 1. As co-directors of South Shore and owners of Legacy, Carl and Lorrie Lisek are looking forward to serving the region at their new offices at the center, 9800 Connecticut Drive Crown Point, Indiana 46307.
To find out more about our new location visit
Work Truck Show 2010 Offers Green Truck Solutions for the Real World
St. Louis March 9-12, 2010
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and CALSTART have joined forces to bring vocational fleet managers practical solutions for their "green" truck needs through an expanded Green Truck Summit, Green Truck Ride-and-Drive and dedicated exhibit space at The Work Truck Show® 2010 in St. Louis, MO. Recognizing that environmental considerations are just part of the decision-making process for fleet managers when specifying new vocational trucks and equipment, the Green Truck Summit is held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, North America's largest work truck event. The Summit runs from 8:30AM to 5:00PM (followed by a networking reception) on Tuesday, March 9, and from 8AM to 12PM on Wednesday, March 10. The Work Truck Show and 46th Annual NTEA Convention take place March 9-12, 2010, at America's Center in St. Louis. The Green Truck Summit features 25 educational sessions that provide information and ideas businesses can use in their truck fleets today, as well as a look forward to the technology of tomorrow. These sessions are presented by industry leaders, government officials, and manufacturers, as well as fleet managers who share their real-world experiences with "going green."

To find out more about this visit
Or contact SSCC 219-365-4289 or email [email protected]
SSCC Elected Board Members

South Shore Clean Cities is pleased to announce the results of its 2010 election for the Board of Directors.


SSCC members elected Jeff Ludwig, Cummins N Power, to the position of Private Sector Co-Chair and Kathy Luther, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, to the position of Public Sector Co-Chair. Tom Navarre of Family Express, will serve as Treasurer for SSCC.


Other elected board members include: Environmentalist Walt Breitinger, Charlie Cate for the City of Michigan City, Paul Cook from Caterpillar Emission Solutions, Rick Gosser of Gosser Corporate Sales, Mark Happer from US Steel, Cindy Lundquist from NIPSCO-CNG Race Team, Shawn Seals for Indiana Department of Environmental Managament, and Steve Thomas of CountryMark. These newly elected Board Members will join current Board Members: Don Hadley of Lake Shore Motors, Stan Kalwasinski from Patten Industry, Jennifer Kharchaf of Clean Air Car Check and Shawn Waggoner Paulson Oil Company (POCO)