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February 2021
SSCC expanding statewide
South Shore Clean Cities is excited to be expanding to serve the entire state of Indiana! In 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy, which operates the national Clean Cities initiative, selected Indiana to participate in a statewide Clean Cities coalition pilot program focused on expanding Clean Cities outreach activities and technical assistance in a way that provides enhanced, coordinated & efficient support to stakeholders & participants on a statewide basis. The U.S. Department of Energy selected South Shore Clean Cities to manage the new statewide Clean Cities program effective Feb. 1, 2021. Read the full press release
Annual surveys due March 2
Each year, SSCC collects data from stakeholders & produces a coalition report. The report reflects all the outstanding work taking place in Northern Indiana & can be used to promote our coalition & our region while providing opportunities for funding sustainable transportation projects. The surveys are also used to determine awards at our annual stakeholder meeting! Help us showcase all the activity taking place by telling us about your efforts to reduce petroleum consumption & greenhouse gas emissions. All SSCC members, partners & stakeholders should complete the survey. You may download the survey here. Please return your fleet's data via the Excel spreadsheet by email to Catherine Yoder.
Save the date for our Annual Conference & Expo August 10
Mark your calendars for the South Shore Clean Cities Annual Conference & Expo! We'll be back at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City, Indiana on August 10 for our must-attend event with indoor vehicle displays, two expo halls, breakout sessions & our annual awards ceremony. Sponsorship and registration opening soon. Interested in sponsoring? Email Catherine Yoder or call her at (219) 644-3690.
Clean Diesel Applications Webinar
Join South Shore Clean Cities, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Chicago Area Clean Cities & Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT March 17 for the third installment in the Winter Webinar series, the Clean Diesel Applications Webinar! Hear about a variety of options available for your operations, upcoming funding opportunities & how Clean Cities coalitions can help you with the process. Scheduled speakers include Ezra Finkin, Policy Director, Diesel Technology Forum; Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Clean Cities and Renewable Energy Group. Register here
Nonroad Equipment Operations Webinar
Join South Shore Clean Cities, Wisconsin Clean Cities, Chicago Area Clean Cities & Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. CDT April 7 for the latest installment in the Lake Michigan Consortium Webinar series, the Nonroad Equipment Operations Webinar! Scheduled speakers include Bryan Summers, Regional Manager, HicksGas; Grant Wilson, Director of Product Management & Mark Linkletter, Business Development Manager, Ariens Gravely; Jorge Campos, Equipment Supervisor, Forest Preserves of Cook County and Ryan Lisek, Project Manager, South Shore Clean Cities. Register here
Energy Independence Summit 2021 going virtual
Registration is now open for the fully virtual Transportation Energy Partners‘ Energy Independence Summit 2021 March 17-19 & March 22-26. This exciting, important annual event provides a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to build partnerships with each other and with key Congressional and Administration decision-makers in Washington, D.C. Please note if five SSCC stakeholders register to attend, SSCC leardership will be able to attend the Summit free of charge. Learn more
Funding opportunities available
Multiple funding programs are currently accepting proposals for sustainable transportation projects, including U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, Indiana Office of Energy Development Rural Energy Innovation, Federal Transit Administration Low-No Emission, NIPSCO Environmental Action and multiple U.S. Department of Energy grant programs. Details on all available funding opportunities are available in the Member Center. Contact us at (219) 644-3690 today to learn how we can help maximize the success of your application!
GUEST COMMENTARY: Diversify options for a future-proof sustainable transportation network
Something we all need, perhaps now more than ever after the challenges of 2020, is a future we can look forward to. For those of us in the sustainable transportation and mobility field, the future is brighter than ever. Mobility is not the same as transportation and different governmental agencies have slightly different definitions of mobility as it applies to their operations. In general, transportation is the act of moving goods or people from one place to another. Mobility, on the other hand, is the ability to move people or things with ease. Read Carl Lisek's monthly column in The Times of Northwest Indiana
Member Spotlight: Cummins
Cummins Inc. has been a South Shore Clean Cities member since 2006. Cummins was founded in 1919 in Columbus, Indiana, where the global headquarters remain today. The company has appeared on the Fortune 500 list for more than 25 years and is currently ranked 128 on the list. Since 1919, Cummins has turned challenges into opportunities, always looking for new solutions to power a more prosperous world. Cummins powers the future with products and services that improve people’s lives. The global company is focused on bringing the right technology solutions at the right time to its markets, providing the most efficient, high-performing and most reliable technologies available. Learn more
"Green Fleet Radio" with Carl Lisek
SSCC 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. This month, SSCC Communications Director Lauri Keagle filled in as guest host & welcomed guests Charles Breitenfeldt of IDEM/Partners for Clean Air, Ian Hirt of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, Matt Wells of One Region & Joe Exl 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. 
MACOG Partners for Clean Air Awards Program
Save the date for the MACOG Partners for Clean Air Program Awards April 28! MACOG is now requesting nominations for the awards. Each year, MACOG’s Partners for Clean Air Program takes the time to recognize businesses, individuals and organizations in the MACOG region that are going above and beyond to improve air quality. Examples of award themes are alternative fuels & vehicles, energy efficiency, renewable energy, public transportation, food, education, bike/pedestrian and land conservation/land use. Nominations are due March 26, 2021. Learn more
SSCC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Join South Shore Clean Cities for for our next quarterly virtual membership meeting! These casual, members only, one hour meetings will take place quarterly during the lunch hour and will allow our members to engage with us and with each other. Please join us from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 12 for our next meeting. Login information is available in the Member Center under the Member Resources tab or by contacting Catherine Yoder via email or by phone at (219) 644-3690. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Featured Fuel: Propane
Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP-gas) or autogas, has been used worldwide as a vehicle fuel for decades. Stored under pressure inside a tank, propane turns into a colorless, odorless liquid. As pressure is released, the liquid propane vaporizes and turns into gas that is used for combustion. An odorant, ethyl mercaptan, is added for leak detection. Propane has a high octane rating and excellent properties for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. Propane is produced as a by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. It accounts for about 2 percent of the energy used in the U.S.
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March 8-12, 2021
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April 30, 2021
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