March 2015 Newsletter
Welcome to the March 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!

Members are also encouraged to share their recent accomplishments, upcoming events or other current news in our newsletter or on our website. Please email our team and let us know how we can better serve you!
In This Issue
Platinum Member
Since 1959, AmeriGas Propane continues their mission of providing their customers the most reliable, safest, and responsive propane service in the nation. AmeriGas is the nation's largest propane company, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers from over 2,500 distribution locations in all 50 states. 

AmeriGas also has over 20 AutoGas specialists and 200 Account Managers operating from more than 1,200 locations in all 50 states. They have the knowledge, expertise,infrastructure and supply network to effectively execute your AutoGas fleet requirements.
To learn more about AmeriGas AutoGas or calculate potential 
savings for your fleet, please visit 
South Shore Clean Cities Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Thank you to all who attended!
Dr. Deb Backhus Recognized as Gary Legend

Dr. Deb Backhus of South Shore Clean Cities and Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. was recognized as a community leader in the areas of clean air, water and environmental protection. She was one of four honorees recognized by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson as a Gary Legend. View Article


The Gary Legends program was developed by the City of Gary and the Social Media Development Group as a way to spotlight past and present Gary residents who have made a significant impact on the city through individual accomplishments, philanthropic acts, or simply making Gary a better place to live.


South Shore Clean Cities, Wisconsin Clean Cities and Legacy Environmental Services (A Sustainability Consulting firm that is contracted to manage both of these Clean Cities coalitions) congratulate Deb on her accomplishments inside and outside our organizations.
South Shore Clean Cities Goes to Washington

South Shore Clean Cities represented Indiana by attending the Transportation Energy Partnership Meeting held in Washington D.C. late February 2015. A variety of national trade associations that represent America's alternative fuel and vehicle industries signed a joint letter to the Senate and House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittees in support of funding the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities Program. View Article

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit

Fueling equipment for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel installed between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2013, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. CLICK HERE to download the tax credit forms. 

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.
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: 
March 18 - Joe Exl, NIRPC & April 8 - Sarah Winner, Waste Events
Alternative Fuel News


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

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March Memberships
New Members
  • City of Lake Station
  • Trillium CNG
Renewing Members
  • Best Equipment Co.
  • Clean Energy
  • Cummins NPower
  • Gary Storm Water Management District
  • Town of Cedar Lake
March Events

SmartWay Program Overview Webinar

March 05, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
WEBINAR: A Sustainable Capital Source for Energy Efficiency 
March 10, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm CT
WEBINAR: Bringing Low Cost Wind Power to the SouthEast
March 10, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am CT
NIRPC Public Comment Period on 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan Update
March 12, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
First Responder Alternative Fuel Training Course
March 18, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

Green Commuter Radio Show 

March 18, 2015
12:05 pm CT
First Responder Alternative Fuel Training Course
March 19, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
First Responder Alternative Fuel Training Course
March 20, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Earth Day Celebration
April 18, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
2015 Board of Directors

Brian Houston


Clean Energy Fuels


Don Hadley

Vice President

Lake Shore Ford Toyota


Tom Navarre


Family Express Corporation


Phil Brauchla

Transfuels LLC/Blu. LNG


Bob Giguere

Inland Power Group


Rick Gosser

Gosser Corporate Sales


George Herina

AmeriGas Propane


John Johnson

Stoops Freightliner


Jennifer Kharchaf

Envirotest Systems


Glenn Linhart

Best Equipment Co.


Shawn Seals

IN Dept. of Environmental Mgmt.


Steve Thomas



Shawn Waggoner

RelaDyne/Paulson Oil Company

Legacy Environmental Services, Inc.

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