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Welcome to the July 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.

Be sure to follow our social media pages (located on the right) 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!
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Indiana Office of Energy Development
Are you interested in applying for energy grants or need a strategic partner to help promote an alternative form of energy? If so, you should reach out to the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED). OED is the official advocate for energy-related programs and an architect for developing a robust energy plan for the state of Indiana.

Throughout the year, OED administers energy grant programs to promote the use of alternative power and fuels, energy efficiency and public education on energy issues. Such grants include the Community Conservation Challenege (CCC), Wastewater Treatment Plant, Solar Thermal Hot Water and the Propane School Bus grants.

Recently, South Shore Clean Cities partnered with OED and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) to promote the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels (HHF) grant program. The HHF grant program aims to expand the availability of ethanol to roughly 450,000 Hoosiers throughout the state who drive Flex Fuel Vehicles. The grant will provide an additional 64 blender pumps in 15 counties throughout Indiana.

The OED was recently a guest on the "Green Radio Network" hosted by South Shore Clean Cities. On this segment you'll hear Tristan Vance discuss some of the grants and programs currently in session.  Click Here to view the segment.

Click Here to learn more about OED, their initiatives and upcoming news, and be sure to stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.
Green Fleet Education Session - July 13, 2016
You're invited to join South Shore Clean Cities and Circle Tool Supply at the Green Fleet Educational Workshop on shop safety and hazard recognition. 
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 shops and facilities. There is no charge to participate, and all are welcome to attend.
Click Here to register
Click Here to learn more about the Northern Indiana Green Fleet Program
SSCC 4th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing - Sept. 27, 2016
Join South Shore Clean Cities for a day of golf, followed by dinner as we celebrate our 4th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing. Enjoy the opportunity to network with professionals from all over the Midwest while testing out your skills on the course. 

Click Here to register your foursome now!
When:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Where:  Innsbrook Country Club
6701 Taft St. | Merrillville, IN 46410
Time:  12 pm Shot Gun Start
Price:  $100 Per Golfer | $30 for dinner only

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact Catherine Yoder for sponsorship opportunities 
219-644-3690 or

Funding for School Bus Heaters
100% reimbursable funding is now available through South Shore Clean Cities for installation of direct fire heaters on diesel school buses. This grant money is available through the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

Contact the SSCC office at 219-644-3690 if you are interested in this funding opportunity.
Click Here for more information.
Summer Travel Plans? Improve Your MPG
Check out this MotorWeek video for tips on getting the best fuel economy, including how to brake efficiently and the best practices to maintain tire pressure for any of your summer travels.
Alternative Fuel News


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Sustainable Transportation Summit
July 11, 2016
Washington, DC
Green Fleet Session:  Shop Safety
July 13, 2016
Ivy Tech Community College
Valparaiso, IN
Fleet Safety Conference
July 18-20, 2016
Schaumburg, IL 60173
National Drive Electric Week
September 10-18, 2016
SSCC Clean Air Golf Outing
September 27, 2016
Innsbrook Country Club
Merrillville, IN
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