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January 2022
South Shore Clean Cities is now Drive Clean Indiana
South Shore Clean Cities is now Drive Clean Indiana! The name change and rebranding are part of the statewide designation process under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. “We’re thrilled to be able to announce our new name and rebranding as part of our move to a statewide Clean Cities coalition,” Drive Clean Indiana Executive Director Carl Lisek said. “Drive
Clean Indiana will continue our formula for success to benefit all Hoosiers." The new Drive Clean Indiana logo reflects the coalition’s roots in Northern Indiana, utilizing a portion of the previous South Shore Clean Cities logo showing the Lake Michigan coastline and Indiana dunes. The green road extending from Northern Indiana to the southern tip of the state represents the coalition expanding its sustainable transportation programs throughout Indiana. Learn more
Indiana VW Committee to meet Feb. 3
The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee will meet on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Items on the agenda include a report on project implementation and recommendations for the Round 3 DERA option applications. Learn more
Register now for our Creating Your Decarbonization Plan Webinar
Join Drive Clean Indiana and Wisconsin Clean Cities for the 2022 Winter Webinar Series! The series continues with the Creating Your Decarbonization Plan Webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central. Hear from municipal, utility and business leaders who have created decarbonization plans about their methods for successful planning and implementation. Scheduled speakers include Evelyn Bauman, Director of Sustainability, City of South Bend; Stephen Holcomb, Manager, Environmental Policy & Sustainability, NiSource and Mahanth Joishy, Superintendent, City of Madison Fleet Service. More speakers being added soon. The Webinar is free, but registration is required. Register here
Annual surveys are due March 4!
Help us put together a snapshot of how much petroleum & greenhouse gas emissions the State of Indiana reduced in 2021. Your data will help reflect all the activity & initiatives happening in the State of Indiana. Awards will be given out each year at our Annual Conference & Expo based on the data that is collected! All responses are confidential. Your individual numbers will not be shared with anyone outside the members of DCI staff. All stakeholders are encouraged to submit reports. You do not need to be a DCI member to participate. Depending on your area of business, certain tabs may not be relevant to you. Only fill out the tabs that are relevant. Data reflects any operations between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. If any sections are unclear or you need help with your data, please contact Completed surveys are due no later than Friday, March 4, 2022. Download the survey
Mishawaka and Goshen get EV chargers
Motorists with plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles are now able to recharge in downtown Mishawaka or at the Goshen Library, thanks to an Indiana grant that was made possible as the result of settlement money resulting from the 2016 Volkswagen emissions scandal. But the new two-car charging stations won’t be the last to come on line. In all, the Michiana area received $99,000 to install 11 stations that should become operational before the end of the year. The Michiana Area Council of Governments or MACOG worked with local government agencies to identify locations where two-car Level 2 chargers – capable of providing 25 miles of range per hour – could help fill spots where publicly-accessible chargers were needed. Read the full story in the South Bend Tribune
NWI Partners for Clean Air accepting award nominations, scholarship applications
NWI Partners for Clean Air is accepting scholarship applications through March 7, 2022. Up to three scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to qualified high school seniors in Lake, Porter or LaPorte counties to assist with post-secondary education expenses. A full list of scholarship rules and the application are available online. NWI Partners for Clean Air is also accepting nominations online for its annual Clean Air Awards. Nominations can be submitted for any Northwest Indiana business, municipal or county government, industry, organization or individual who voluntarily undertook actions to protect the air
during the 2021 calendar year. Self-nominations are accepted. Scholarship and award winners will be announced at the NWI Partners for Clean Air Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at the Hammond Port Authority. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here
Applications being accepted for our Board of Directors
Drive Clean Indiana is seeking members on our expanded Board of Directors. The position requires attendance at quarterly Board of Directors meetings and events conducted by the coalition. All applicants must be a dues-paying members or representatives of a dues-paying organization. All interested parties must complete this form, include a resume and brief biography and return document to Drive Clean Indiana via email at Questions? Please call (219) 644-3690 or email the email address above.
Opinion: 2022 poised to be transformative year for EVs in Indiana
We all could use a little something to look forward to in 2022. When it comes to electric vehicle adoption and advancement, there is much to come this year that stands to benefit the nation and the state in many ways. The administrations at the state and federal levels laid much of the groundwork in 2021 for the work to be done in this capacity in 2022 and beyond. In May 2021, the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee awarded a $5.5 million grant to the Indiana Utility Group to install at least 61 DC fast electric vehicle charging stations across Indiana. Then on Sept. 14, the VW Committee awarded South Shore Clean Cities (now Drive Clean Indiana) a five-year, $800,000 grant for outreach, education and marketing for the statewide electric vehicle charging network. We’re anxious to begin work this year on the project with our Indiana Utility Group partners and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Read Carl Lisek's column monthly in The Times of Northwest Indiana
Special Work Truck Week offer available for DCI members
Join DCI March 8-11, 2022 in Indianapolis for Work Truck Week! Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, Work Truck Week is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses & gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Drive Clean Indiana is proud to be a supporting sponsor of Work Truck Week! DCI members can log in to the Member Center for an exclusive registration code that provides a free trade show badge for admittance to the Exhibit Floor and Ride & Drive access! Questions? Call (219) 644-3690 for details!
This month on "Green Fleet Radio"
DCI Executive Director Carl Lisek's weekly radio show "Green Fleet Radio" airs three times each Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio with generous support from NIRPC. Guests this month are Charles Bradsky of NIRPC, Ken Field of G.E. Marshall and Ty Warner of NIRPC. Listeners can tune in to Lakeshore Public Radio at 89.1 FM or stream online. Catch up on past shows on our Website. 
Member Spotlight: MacAllister Transportation
MacAllister Transportation – headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana – has been a Drive Clean Indiana member since 2009. MacAllister Transportation sells and services high-quality school buses and commercial buses manufactured by Blue Bird Corporation. As a part of Indiana-based and family-owned MacAllister Machinery, MacAllister Transportation has a rich history and a long-standing tradition of supplying top-notch equipment, first class service, and in-depth technical knowledge. MacAllister Transportation supports its customers with top-notch service and high-quality new and remanufactured parts. The company has decades of experience servicing and supporting mission-critical equipment. Learn more
New & Renewing Members
Featured Fuel: Biodiesel
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable fuel that can be manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fats or recycled restaurant grease. It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel is a liquid fuel often referred to as B100 or neat biodiesel in its pure, unblended form. Like petroleum diesel, biodiesel is used to fuel compression-ignition engines, which run on petroleum diesel. Learn more on our Website
Upcoming Events

National Ethanol Conference

Feb. 21-23, 2022

Energy Independence Summit

Feb. 23-25 & Feb. 28-March 2, 2022
ACT Expo

May 9-12, 2022
*Clean Cities discounts available*
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