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Welcome to the July 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 environmental footprint. Be sure to follow all of our social media pages (to the right) 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

Crosspoint Kinetics, based in Indianapolis, is one of more than 150 CALSTART member companies on the cutting edge of producing fuel efficient vehicles.

Allison Transmission, headquartered in Indianapolis, is one of more than 150 CALSTART member companies developing the next generation of fuel efficient technologies.

CALSTART and its 150 member companies are dedicated to expanding and supporting a clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs and economic opportunities, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and secures our transportation energy future. CALSTARTS's member companies represent a broad range of clean transportation technologies, and the fleets that use them, including fuel providers, truck, bus and car makers and Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Pasadena, California the nonprofit organization works nationally, with additional offices in California, New York, Colorado and Wisconsin.

Among its award-winning programs, CALSTART helps administer innovative point-of-purchase voucher incentive projects to accelerate the adoption of clean vehicles in California, New York and Chicago. Drive Clean Chicago is the most recently launched $11,295,000 fund, covering Metro Chicago's Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. Fleet owners of Class 2 to Class 8 vehicles can apply for vouchers worth up to 80 percent of the incremental cost of all-electric and hybrid trucks and buses, including drive train retrofits.

The organization also performs important third-party validation for fleets, testing and analyzing new technologies, and providing critical "Voice of the Customer" feedback to vehicle makers and suppliers.

For further information about CALSTART please visit

Green Fleet Educational Session - July 15, 2015
South Shore Clean Cities, in conjunction with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will be hosting a series of Educational Sessions through the NWI Green Fleet Program to increase awareness and provide updates 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 next session will focus on biodiesel and ethanol information for your fleets at 9:00am CT on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Purdue Technology Center. Have the chance to connect with vendors offering equipment, conversion systems and technologies to help reduce your fleets environmental footprint.
Click Here to register for the session.

Also, save the date for the August 19th Green Fleet Session, sponsored by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. 
Click Here to register.
SSCC 3rd Annual Clean Air Golf Outing


SOLARIZE NWI Expands Time Window for Discounted Solar!

Click the logo above for details about the SOLARIZE NWI program.

NIRPC and South Shore Clean Cities are excited to be able to extend the deadline for participating in SOLARIZE NWI to July 31, 2015. The extension is a result of new information from NIPSCO that their Feed-in Tariff program for small solar systems still has many slots available! Solarize reduces the cost and complexity of adding solar as an energy source for your home and business. The NIPSCO Feed-in Tariff provides an opportunity to secure payment from NIPSCO for electricity you generate.

While anyone in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties is eligible to apply for the Solarize NWI, four communities were chosen to join us in promoting SOLARIZE programs:

To learn more about SOLARIZE NWI, or to sign up for a free no-obligation solar assessment and proposal go to You can also contact NIRPC to request a presentation to your civic organization, homeowners association, or neighborhood group.

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Green Commuter Radio Show
The Green Commuter focuses on a variety of green topics and brings you the latest information on green technology and transportation in Northern Indiana. Carl Lisek, 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 FRIDAYS at 
1:00 pm CDT for our upcoming segment:

July 10 - Kathy Luther, NIRPC (Discussing air quality in Northern Indiana)
July 24 - Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson & Brenda Scott-Henry, City of Gary
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NIRPC Transportation Policy
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July 14, 2015
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Green Fleet Educational Session: 

Biodiesel and Ethanol
July 15, 2015
Crown Point, IN 46307
NIRPC Full Commission/
Executive Board Meeting
July 16, 2015
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July 24, 2015
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July 25-29, 2015

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV
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Gary/Chicago International Airport
Gary, IN 46406
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September 24, 2015
Valparaiso, IN
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