January 2015 Newsletter
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first 2015 edition of the South Shore Clean Cities newsletter. We provide you with upcoming transportation news in your area along with tips and ways to improve your fleets and communities. We appreciate your input so feel free to leave us feedback on how we're doing! Help us spread the word to better improve Northern Indiana's quality of life and reduce our carbon footprint. Be sure to follow all of our social media pages so you can be up-to-date with our events and the latest topics in the alternative fuel and green industry!

If you are a member of South Shore Clean Cities and are interested in becoming a Board of Director, please fill out the application or contact our office before our annual meeting on Tuesday, February 17th where we will announce the newest board members.
In This Issue
SSCC Annual Meeting Feb. 17
2015 Grant and Funding Opportunities
Annual Alternative Fuel Report Survey
Fleet Safely Video Tips: Driving in Icy Conditions
Green Commuter Radio Show
Alternative Fuel News
South Shore Clean Cities Annual Meeting - Feb 17, 2015
Join us on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at the Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30, Merrillville, IN as we celebrate the successes of our members and partner organizations in helping our region and our country reduce vehicle emissions, adopt the use of alternative fuels and ultimately reduce our dependence on imported oil. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

ONE... Network & enjoy lunch with businesses, governmental leaders, & fleet managers that are driving Indiana transportation forward.

TWO... Exchange ideas, ask questions, and build strategic alliances with the green industry.

THREE... Explore a variety of alternative fueled vehicles & clean vehicle/idle reduction technologies.

... Celebrate the successes achieved by our coalition & members over the past year, & hear what's planned for the future!

FIVE... Hear from energy industry leaders on new technologies that are improving the quality of life in Indiana!

2015 Grant and Funding Opportunities

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is soliciting proposals from units of government and other eligible entities within Lake and Porter Counties, Indiana under the following Federal Aid Programs.


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has released a DieselWise funding opportunity for Indianapolis, Evansville and Louisville areas. The total estimated funding for this competitive grant opportunity is approximately $136,000. 

The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) announced that eligible Indiana entities involved in community energy conservation projects can begin applying for a share of $700,000 through its 2015 Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) grant program. Applications are being accepted online beginning today, Monday, January 5, 2015, through February 20, 2015.


To view these and other funding opportunities, please visit the our Member Center.  

Annual Alternative Fuel Report Survey
Please help South Shore Clean Cities as we put together a snapshot of the amount of petroleum and greenhouse gas emissions Indiana reduced in 2014. Your data will help us reflect to the rest of the U.S. all the activities and initiatives happening in Northern Indiana.

All responses are confidential. Your individual numbers will not be shared with anyone outside
the South Shore Clean Cities staff. Any data shared will be aggregate data that reflects the
entire coalition.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Driving in Icy Conditions

Winter Driving Safety Tips This is the time of year when roads that appear to be dry may actually be covered in ice. Freezing rain can make a road as slippery as a hockey rink.


That's why fleet drivers need to slow down during freezing temperatures, particularly when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas where black ice can easily form. Even if no snow or ice is visible, drivers can't let down their guard.

Source: Automotive-Fleet.com
Green Commuter Radio Show
The Green Commuter focuses on a variety of Green topics and bring you the latest information on green technology and transportation in Northern Indiana. Carl Lisek, the Executive Director or South Shore Clean Cities, Inc., and host of the show, discusses topics with industry and governmental leaders, provides news and information about environmental events, as well as green products and processes.

Be sure to tune in at 12:05 CDT for our upcoming segments:
    • January 21 - Kathy Luther, NIRPC & Letty Zepeda, Partners for Clean Air
    • February 4 - David Cangany, South Bend Transpo
Alternative Fuel News


South Shore Clean Cities Team
9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

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January Events

Dunes Learning Center Open House

January 10, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
MATC is offering CNG Tank and Fuel System Inspection Class
January 13, 2015
8 pm - 4:30 pm
Natural Gas Leaders Showcase Progress
January 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
Workshop: How to Market 
Ethanol-blended fuels
January 14, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Workshop: How to Market Ethanol-blended fuels
January 15, 2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop: How to Market Ethanol-blended fuels
January 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm CT
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
January 19-22, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
Green Commuter Radio Show 
January 21, 2015
12:05 pm CT
South Shore Clean Cities 
Annual Meeting
February 17, 2015
10:30 am - 2:00 pm CST
Energy Independence Summit 
February 22 - 24, 2015
Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington D.C.
Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show
February 24-26, 2015
IN Convention Center | Indianapolis, IN
Other News & Events

2015 Partners for Clean Air Award Nominations 

**Closing date for nominations is Friday, February 13, 2015**

Alt. Fuel Report Survey
Please complete by 
Friday, February 27, 2015
Clean Cities
Questions of the Month 

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