February 2015 Newsletter
Welcome to the February 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
South Shore Clean Cities Annual Meeting - Feb 17, 2015
Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us on Tuesday, February 17th at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN! We will be celebrating 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. 

10:00 am CT
Sponsors, Vendors, Ride-n-Drive & Vehicle Display Set-Up
Ride-n-Drive / Vehicle Displays
11:45Lunch & Entertainment - Randy Beard 
12:30 pm CT
South Shore Clean Cities Business/Elections
Event Concludes - We encourage attendees 
to continue networking & explore the vehicles through 2 pm

Ride-n-Drive / Vehicle display line-up (to date)
  • AmeriGas - Propane Van
  • AmeriGas - Propane Police Charger
  • AmeriGas - Propane Honda Civic
  • Arnell Motors - Chevy Volt
  • Schererville BMW - i3 Electric Car
  • Crazy Diamond Performance - Chevy CNG Cruze
  • CrossPoint Kinetics - Hybrid Bus
  • Lightning Hybrid - Ford F59 Electric Step Van
  • Ozinga Energy- Silver
  • Ozinga Energy - GMC Terrain
  • ROUSH - Ford F59 LPG Step Van
  • ROUSH - Ford F250 Heavy Duty Propane Truck 
  • Southlake Nissan - Leaf
  • South Shore Clean Cities - THINK City EV
  • STAG USA - CNG Police Interceptor
  • Stored Energy Solutions - Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Truck
  • XL Hybrids - Hybrid GM Van
Line-up & agenda subject to change


Annual Alternative Fuel Report Survey
Please help us 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.
Free Pass to Work Truck Show

The NTEA is excited about their continued involvement with Clean Cities! They are proud to offer South Shore Clean Cities members the opportunity to receive FREE passes to the March 2015 Work Truck Show. To receive your free passes please visit our Member Center under the resources page.


Free Overnight Charging Extended for NIPSCO IN-Charge Program

NIPSCO is pleased to announce that free overnight charging has been extended for IN-Charge at Home participants through January 31, 2017. Participants of this program will continue to receive no charge for home charging station electric usage between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily. NIPSCO and South Shore Clean Cities would like to thank these participants for being among the first adopters of EVs in Northern Indiana and for helping make the program a success. One hundred and seventy-two (172) EV owners have taken advantage of the IN-Charge At Home incentive to date!


To learn about what else you can do to help support the environment, and to see what NIPSCO is doing, visit NIPSCO.com/Environment 

NIPSCO's EV Header

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, the 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 segment:
    • February 18 - Kevin Kirkham & Kathleen Szot, NIPSCO
Alternative Fuel News


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

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February Events

WEBINAR: Turnkey CNG Station Construction - Planning and Building Your CNG Station 

February 05, 2015
11:00am 12:00pm CT
Energy, Utility & Environment Conference 2015 (EUEC)
February 16, 2015
San Diego, CA
South Shore Clean Cities 
Annual Meeting
February 17, 2015
10:30 am - 2:00 pm CST
National Ethanol Conference
February 18 - 20, 2015
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

Green Commuter Radio Show 

February 18, 2015
12:05 pm CT
Energy Independence Summit 
February 22 - 24, 2015
Washington D.C.
Impact & Innovation Conference
February 24, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Madison, WI 53706
Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show
February 24-26, 2015
IN Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
New Members 
  • Crazy Diamond Performance 
  • IHS Automotive
  • Town of Highland

Renewing Members
  • Alex Sarafin
  • Best Equipment
  • City of Whiting
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • CountryMark
  • Envirotest Systems
  • Family Express
  • Gosser Corporate Sales
  • Harmony Link/Beulah
  • IN Dunes Environmental Learning Center
  • Luke Oil Company
  • NTEA
  • Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Pure Metal Recycling
  • RelaDyne
  • School City of Hammond
  • School City of East Chicago
  • Town of Schererville

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
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