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Shop Safety & Hazard Recognition Workshop - April 19
Join South Shore Clean Cities at the Green Fleet Educational Workshop on shop safety and hazard recognition on Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT at IBEW 697 of NW Indiana. 

During this workshop, we will review shop safety requirements and identify hazards that lead to incidents and injuries. Together we will identify how many of the most frequently cited OSHA standards exist within your shop and facilities. 

There is no charge to participate in this workshop, but registration is required.

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Hobart Middle School Environmental Night - April 21
Join South Shore Clean Cities at Environmental Night Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. CDT at Hobart Middle School. Environmental Night is an annual community event presented by the 8th grade team Environmental Advocates Ready to Help, E.A.R.T.H. The night will consist of a presentation on local and global environmental issues and projects.

South Shore Clean Cities staff will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for greening your vehicle and ways to reduce your environmental footprint. You will have the opportunity to test drive a 100% electric Nissan LEAF through the Midwest EVOLVE program.
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MACOG Annual Partners for Clean Air Award Luncheon
The region's top leaders in air quailty improvements will be honored at the Michiana Area Council of Government's (MACOG) 2017 Partners for Clean Air Award Luncheon. Join South Shore Clean Cities and MACOG Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT at the Matterhorn Conference Center, Elkhart, IN. Click here for directions.

"Our region has made great strides in improving air quality in recent years and MACOG is pleased to celebrate the leaders making it happen at our annual Partners for Clean Air luncheon," said MACOG Executive Director James Turnwald.
This event is free to the public, but registration is required.

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NIPSCO, Federal Incentives Drive Electric Car Push
Matthew and Diana McAfee started breaking their dependence on gasoline when prices at the pump soared to more than $4 a gallon.

The Valparaiso residents say they each purchased a Toyota Prius electric crossover vehicles to make their trips around town and back and forth better for their pocketbooks and the environment.

"I get sick and tired of paying for gas," Matthew said. His first instinct was to purchase a motorcycle to get him back and forth from work. The bike got about 71 miles per gallon. "The Prius gets better gas mileage than the motorcycle."

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Source: Carrie Napoleon, Post-Tribune, March 27, 2017
UPS to Highlight its "Rolling Laboratory" at Green Drive$
United Parcel Service (UPS) provides a benchmark for fleets throughout the world. The company's long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. As evidence of this, UPS recently achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. 

The company will showcase the story of its "Rolling Laboratory" of fleet vehicles at our Green Drive$ Conference and Expo in Naperville on Thursday, May 18. Keynote speakers from UPS will include: Carlton Rose, President, Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering, and Michael G. Britt Sr., Director of Maintenance and Engineering, International Operations. Carlton and Mike will discuss the company's green-fleet initiatives during their luncheon remarks.

Lake Michigan Consortium - a partnership between Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana - will host the 2017 Green Drive$ Conference and Expo at Northern Illinois University's Conference Center in Naperville, Ill., on Thursday, May 18. 

Click here for tickets, exhibitor space, or to become a sponsor. Early-bird registration ends May 3!
CNG Technician Job Opportunities
Ozinga Energy is looking for qualified CNG and vehicle technicians to provide inspection and mobile repair service to new and used fleet of CNG, diesel, and gasoline vehicles at various divisional and customer locations, carried out in a safe and professional manner. These duties will be executed within a designated geographical area.

For more information, visit the following links:
Alternative Fuel News

Thank you!
Thank you for reading the April 2017 edition of South Shore Clean Cities newsletter. Be sure to follow our social media pages to stay up-to-date with our latest  events and 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 Yoder with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!

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Upcoming Events
Hobart Middle School Environmental Night
April 21, 2017
Hobart, IN
Porter County Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2017
Valparaiso, IN
MACOG Annual Partners for
Clean Air Awards Luncheon
April 25, 2017
Elkhart, IN
NWI Partners for Clean Air Annual Luncheon & Awards
April 28, 2017
Hammond, IN
ACT Expo 
May 1-4, 2017
Long Beach, CA
Green Drive$ Conference & Expo
May 18, 2017
Naperville, IL
Best Equipment Co. Open House Celebrating 100 Years
May 18, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Wisconsin Clean Cities 3rd
Annual Clean Air Golf Outing
June 15, 2017
Fond Du Lac, WI

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