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Welcome to the October 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 (located on 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 monthly newsletters and on our website. Please email Catherine in our office with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!
In This Issue
Thank you for attending our 3rd Annual Clean Air Golf Outing

Check out all the pictures from the outing on our SSCC Facebook page!




Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

Lakeshore Radio  

Propane School Bus Grant Webinar - Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) Announced on August 19th that Indiana Public School Corporations that own their own buses can begin applying for a share of $300,000 through the OED's 2015 Indiana Propane School Bus grant program. Join us for a webinar on Friday, October 9, 2015 to learn more about this grant opportunity and how your school bus fleet can apply for the grant.

Speakers will include Megan Ottesen with the Office of Energy Development (OED), Kellie Walsh with Greater Indiana Clean Cities (GICC) and Carl Lisek with South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC). 

Click Here to register for the webinar.
Green Fleet Educational Session - October 21, 2015

South Shore Clean Cities, in conjunction with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) invite you to attend our final Green Fleet Educational Session on Hybrid & Electric vehicles on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 9:30am - 12:00pm CST at the Hammond Port Authority.

At this event, you will learn ways to improve your fleet's carbon footprint and reduce emissions. Participate in education forums led by industry experts, fleet managers, school bus and government agencies.

Click Here to register for the event or contact Catherine Yoder for more information 219-644-3690.

Carl Lisek Inducted into Clean Cities Hall of Fame
Four Coalition Leaders Inducted Into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Coordinators Samantha Bingham, Carl Lisek, Lorrie Lisek, and Jonathan Overly are the latest inductees into the U.S. Department of Energy's
Clean Cities Hall of Fame, which recognized outstanding contributions to the program's mission of reducing petroleum use in U.S. transportation. Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein inducted the four coordinators in the Clean Cities Hall of Fame on Sept. 3, 2015. 

Click Here to read the full story.
DieselWise Funding Available for 2015

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently announced the latest round of DIESELWISE funding for 2015, totaling at $900,000 for clean diesel, alternative fuel, and anti-idling projects. They have teamed up once again with South Shore Clean Cities to develop grant proposals and apply on behalf of fleets who are interested in partial cost offset for replacement, retrofit, or repower projects targeting existing diesel vehicles.

Contact South Shore Clean Cities for more information or call 219-644-3690.

SSCC Annual Meeting - February 16, 2016


October is Energy Awareness Month

October is National Energy Awareness Month, a national effort to underscore how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being. In commemoration of National Energy Awareness Month, the Obama administration is kicking off a month of clean energy events and activities.

Click Here to view events.

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 segments:

October 23 - George Douglas, Indiana Beverage
Alternative Fuel News


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October Events
WEBINAR: Hybrid Vehicles: Making MPG Improvement Easier Than Ever
October 07, 2015
1:00pm CST
WEBINAR: Propane School Bus Grant
October 9, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am CST
Green Commuter Radio Show
October 9, 2015
Guest: NIRPC
1:05 pm CST
Wisconsin Propane Autogas Roundtable
October 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Oak Creek, WI
GREET Workshop
October 15-16, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
October 17, 2015
Porter County Expo Center
Green Fleet Education Session:
Hybrid & Electric
October 21, 2015
Hammond Port Authority
Hammond, IN 46323
Green Commuter Radio Show 
October 23, 2015
Guest: Indiana Beverage
1:05 pm CST 
 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo
October 26 - 28, 2015
Hilton Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
 Airports Going Green Advanced Transportation Technologies Experience
October 28, 2015
9:00am - 2:00pm
O'Hare International Airport
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Other News and Events
October 21, 2015

October 26 - 28, 2015

New Members
  • Porter County Career Center
Renewing Members
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • Town of Chesterton
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South Shore Clean Cities is looking for reliable, committed, hard working individuals who would be interested in sitting on our board of directors. Please contact our office, 219-644-3690, if you are interested!

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