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Welcome to the April 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
Diamond Member

Founded in 1928 by Martin Ozinga, Sr., Ozinga began as a small coal and coke yard in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Now a fourth-generation family business, Ozinga has continued to innovate and provide quality service to build and grow the Midwest. One part of our operations is Ozinga Energy, a company providing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel and CNG fueling station solutions to the Midwest and beyond. We currently operate four public CNG fueling stations as well as one private fueling station and have been exploring further opportunities available in Northwest Indiana and specifically South Bend, in the near future.


Currently, Ozinga Energy has been working to help PACE build their new state of the art facility in Markham, Illinois. Ozinga Energy has been supplying CNG compressor equipment to aid in the construction of PACE's CNG fueling station that will provide fuel for their new CNG-powered fleet of buses.


To learn more about Ozinga Ready Mix and the additional

services they provide, please visit, 

Green Fleet Educational Sessions
South Shore Clean Cities will be hosting a series of Educational Sessions through the NWI Green Fleet Program to increase awareness and give an update on alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies in Northern Indiana. The goal of the program is to significantly improve the environmental performance of business and government vehicle fleets across the region (Lake, Porter, and LaPorte).

The first session will start on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with a general overview of alternative fuel technologies which will lead into the following sessions to focus on more specific topics. Click Here to register.
Police Alternative Fuel Summit

You are cordially invited to attend the Police Alternative Fuel Summit on April 16, 2015 hosted by Advanced VTech. In conjunction with the Clean Cities organizations of Chicago, South Shore, and Wisconsin, Advanced VTech will host an informational meeting regarding natural gas and propane fueling by law enforcement fleets. CLICK HERE to learn more.


City of South Bend Hosts 150th Anniversary Birthday Weekend

You're Invited! This Memorial Day Weekend, downtown South Bend will transform into a massive Birthday Weekend Celebration, celebrating SB150 (our sesquicentennial), with 50,000 friends and neighbors! On 
May 22-24, 2015, visitors will experience food, kids' activities, history, basketball, South Bend Cubs games, a zip line across the river, and plenty of music - including national performer Ben Folds. 


While remembering the past, SB150 organizers are also working behind the scenes to reduce emissions, energy use and waste to demonstrate a sustainable outlook for the future of South Bend and surrounding communities.

Clean Cities Coalitions Awarded Funding for Midwest DRIVES
South Shore Clean Cities, in partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio, Earth Day Coalition, Greater Indiana, Ann Arbor and Detroit Clean Cities Coalitions, have been awarded funding to run the Midwest DRIVES initiative. Together, these Coalitions will coordinate overall implementation of the Midwest DRIVES Initiative in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, providing connections to industry partners, vehicle providers, fleet end users, and channels for outreach, education, and distribution of case study data and educational materials.

The Midwest DRIVES Initiative represents a comprehensive fleet vehicle demonstration and education program designed to specifically address barriers to alternative fuel vehicle (AVF) deployment. Click Here to view full article.
AmeriGas Adds 50 Autogas Ford F-550s to Nationwide Fleet

The nation's largest retail propane supplier has operated fleet vehicles with the fuel it sells for well over 30 years. Now, AmeriGas Propane, Inc., will more than double its propane autogas medium-duty fleet.


The company purchased 50 new ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-550s equipped with cranes to deliver propane tanks to customer sites across the nation in addition to the 35 that were deployed at the end of 2013. Click Here for full article. 

Wisconsin Clean Cities Inaugural Clean Air Golf Outing

Wisconsin Clean Cities will be hosting their inaugural clean air golf outing on Tuesday, June 23 at Morningstar Golf Club in Waukesha, WI. The funds raised through the event will help Wisconsin Clean Cities create a brighter future for Wisconsin by helping municipal and industry leaders incorporate green technology and alternative fuel in their everyday operations. Sponsorship opportunities available. 
Register Here

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.
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April Events

 NAFA 2015 Institute and Expo

April 15 - 16, 2015
Orlando, FL
Green Fleet Session
April 15, 2015
Purdue Technology Center
Crown Point, IN 46307
WEBINAR: Optimizing Trucking Efficiency
April 15, 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm CT
Police Alternative Fuel Summit
April 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
NWI Partners for Clean Air Annual Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
April 17, 2015
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT) 
Earth Day Celebration
April 18, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
Green Trans. Summit & Expo
April 21 - 22, 2015
Portland, Oregon, 97217

Green Commuter Radio Show 

April 22, 2015
12:05 pm CT
WEBINAR: Workplace Charging Management Policy
April 23, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
Valparaiso Local Food Summit
April 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
WEBINAR: Deep River-Portage Portage Burns Waterway Initiative
April 28, 2015
10:00 - 11:00 am CT
Septic System Coordination Work Group
April 30, 2015
NIRPC Office, Portage, IN 46368
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Other News and Events
April 14 - 17, 2015

April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015
Working Bikes, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit will hold a bike collection at the NWI Earth Day Celebration.

April 21 - 22, 2015

April Memberships
New Members
  • Renewable Energy Group
Renewing Members
  • City of East Chicago- Sanitary District
  • Community Honda of Orland Park
  • Emission Control Technologies
  • EPT Consultants
  • Great Lakes Thermo King
  • Hasse Construction
  • Indiana Beverage
  • Lansing Cleaners
  • Port of Indiana
  • Thermo/Cense, Inc.
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