Indiana's Resource for Clean Transportation
Improving air quality since 1999
July 2021
Last chance to register for our Aug. 10 Conference & Expo
The last call for registering for the South Shore Clean Cities Annual Conference & Expo Aug. 10 at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City is fast approaching! Our must-attend event has indoor & outdoor vehicle displays, two expo halls, breakout sessions with more than 30 speakers, networking, our annual awards ceremony & much more. Hear from U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, co-chairman of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, as he sits down during the luncheon with SSCC Executive Director Carl Lisek for a discussion about his efforts. Check out our agenda & our full list of speakers. Don't miss our networking cocktail reception the night before, included with registration! Register here
Join us Aug. 19 for the Propane Autogas Answers Virtual Event
Join hosts South Shore Clean Cities and Wisconsin Clean Cities from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CDT Aug. 19 for the Propane Autogas Answers Virtual Event sponsored by Propane Education & Research Council! Save travel time and reduce emissions by attending this virtual event without leaving your desk! Hear from speakers from AmeriGas Propane, City of La Porte Transporte, School District of Arcadia, your hosts and more. Register now
Join Carl Lisek at the Summer Agriculture & Policy Forum Aug. 24
Join IN-ACRE & IN-Climate Aug. 24 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds for the Summer Agriculture & Policy Forum! This two-part Summer Forum event will feature a morning of panels from farmers & industry contacts about renewable energy in the Indiana agriculture sector, a free luncheon with keynote speaker John Ketzenberger, Director of Government Relations at The Nature Conservancy & an afternoon of panels about the Indiana climate conversation: What is climate, why should agriculture care about climate & what’s next. South Shore Clean Cities Executive Director Carl Lisek will be on hand as a moderator for one of the sessions as well! Learn more
Register now for our 9th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing
Join us Sept. 21 for one of our most popular events of the year, the 9th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing! The event will feature all of the activities our annual golf outing is known for – fun on the links, delicious meals, cocktails, raffles, on-course contests, networking, two chances to win a brand new electric vehicle and more! We’ll be back at the beautiful White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana. Not a golfer? Not a problem! Register to join us for dinner! Be sure to secure your sponsorship now! This event sells out every year and we are nearly at capacity! Be sure to register today to secure your spot. See you there! Register here
Join us at the Sustainable Solutions Conference & Expo
Jump start your sustainable business practices to save money & grow your brand at the Sustainable Solutions Conference & Expo Oct. 26 at the Century Center in South Bend with our co-hosts the City of South Bend Office of Sustainability & MACOG! Hear from experts in sessions on cleaner fleets, greener buildings & managing sustainability initiatives. Visit exhibit booths & explore indoor vehicle displays to learn about the latest cost-saving technologies & meet potential partners. Click here to become a sponsor or exhibitor. Who should attend? Financial, operations, facilities & fleet managers at public, private & nonprofit organizations of all sizes! Register here
Nissan LEAF offers continue through August 2
Our member Nissan North America is offering customers incentive offers toward the purchase of a new 100% electric Nissan LEAF as part of Nissan's efforts to accelerate electric vehicle transportation alternatives throughout the United States. The offers continue through August 2, 2021. Learn more
DOE awards $60 million to accelerate advancements in zero-emissions vehicles
The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced $60 million for 24 research & development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger cars & light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects will help decarbonize the transportation sector & enhance the infrastructure needed to support the growing adoption of zero-emission vehicles crucial to reaching the Biden-Harris Administration’s ambitious goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Learn more
Federal officials speak about Hoosier, Midwest role in Biden climate strategy
Federal officials said the “powerful voice” of Hoosiers and other Midwesterners will be key to fulfilling the Biden administration’s climate strategy. Senior administration officials from various agencies spoke at the virtual Midwest Climate Summit July 19 about the actions the federal government was taking to reduce the U.S.’ future contribution to climate change and what role the Midwest would play in ensuring the climate strategy’s success. Read the full story here
Member Spotlight: Westside Solutions
Westside Solutions Inc. is a South Shore Clean Cities Platinum Level member. Westside Solutions Inc. (WSI) manages sustainability focused projects for commercial, industrial and petroleum market customers. Energy efficiency upgrades that WSI offers include LED lighting, EC motors and anti-sweat controls for refrigeration and HVAC retrofits. Westside Solutions Inc. has partnered with ChargePoint electric vehicle charging (also a South Shore Clean Cities Diamond Level member) to bring electric vehicle charging stations to its commercial customers. Learn more
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. How well biodiesel performs in cold weather depends on the blend of biodiesel. The smaller the percentage of biodiesel in the blend, the better it performs in cold temperatures. Learn more on our Website
New & Renewing Members
Funding Opportunities
Detailed funding announcements from a variety of state and federal agencies & private partners are available exclusively for members in the password-protected Member Center on our Website. Remember to contact us early in the process to learn how we can help maximize the success of your applications!
Upcoming Events
Railcats Partners for Clean Air Days
Aug. 8 & Aug. 29, 2021

Co-Optima Webinar Series
Aug. 26, 2021
1 p.m. Central

ACT Expo
Aug. 30-Sept. 2021
Long Beach, California
*Discount available for
SSCC members!*

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