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Welcome to the April 2016 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.

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In This Issue
John Davis to MC Green Drive$ Conference & Expo - May 19
The Lake Michigan Consortium announced that John Davis,  the Emmy┬« Award-winning host of MotorWeek, television's longest-running automotive series, will serve as the master of ceremonies and a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo on May 19.  
 
Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana are partnering to host the major green-transportation 
conference at the Northern Illinois University's Conference 

 
Center in Naperville, Ill. Green Drives will showcase fuel-saving and carbon-reducing technologies for commercial, industrial and consumer use. It also will feature private and public fleets in the tri-state region that operate their vehicles on clean-burning fuels. Attendees will learn of first-hand experiences from fleets currently using natural gas, propane, electric vehicles, and other petroleum-reduction strategies.
"John Davis is one of the most trusted and recognized automotive journalists in the nation," said John Walton, vice chairman of Chicago Area Clean Cities. "We are honored to have him speak at Green Drives and to shine the spotlight on the advantages of going green."
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Propane Mower Incentive Program
Sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council, the Propane Mower Incentive Program rewards landscape contractors with $1,000 per qualifying new propane mower purchase or $500 per qualifying mower conversion.  For landscape contractors, fuel costs play a huge role in profitability.  

What do propane-powered commercial mowers offer?
  • Lower operating costs.
  • Proven performance.
  • Fewer emissions.
  • Easy on-site refueling and less downtime.
  • Reduced fuel spills and pilferage.
  • Abundant fuel supply produced in the United States.
Offer expires April 30, 2016

Click Here to learn more about the program
EPA Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction Funding
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $26 million funding opportunity for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Deadline for Applications: 4:00 P.M. ET Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Notification of Selected Applicants: June 2016
Funding of Awards: October 2016

Click Here for more information on the proposal
Midwest DRIVES Initiative
The Midwest DRIVES Initiative is a U.S. Department of Energy funded program to offer fleets free demonstrations of advanced and alternative fuel and technology vehicles. The demos come with data logging equipment. Data driven case studies will help fleet administrators decide whether vehicles will work for their operations.

Contact the SSCC Office at 219-644-3690 to learn how you can take advantage of the free demo opportunities through the Midwest DRIVES Initiative. 
Indiana Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. This award is Indiana's most prestigious environmental recognition award. Although IDEM accepts nominations from all Indiana citizens and organizations, the selection process is highly competitive and only one winner will be selected to receive this award. The award will be presented in September or October 2016.

Nominations must be received (not postmarked) by IDEM by 5:00 PM (EDT) on Friday, May 13, 2016. Click Here for more information on submitting nominations.
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Sincerely,



The South Shore Clean Cities Team
9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219)-644-3690 

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