Wisconsin Clean Cities Newsletter:       
April 2017top
In this Issue:

Fundin Opportunities

Be sure to visit our member center for more details on funding opportunities.

Upcoming Events
Train The Trainer
Thursday, April 20, 2017
MATC Oak Creek Campus
Oak Creek, WI

Tesla Learn & Look 
Tuesday, April 29, 2017
Outpost Natural Foods 

ACT Expo
May 1-4, 2017
Long Beach, CA

Sustainability Summit
May 3-4, 2014
MATC - Downtown Campus
Milwaukee, WI

Clean Cities Connections
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Best Place, Milwaukee, WI

Green Drive$ 
Conference & Expo
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Naperville, IL

Clean Air Extravaganza
Thursday, May 25, 2017
MKE Regional Business Park, Milwaukee, WI

3rd Annual Clean Air
 Golf Outing
Thursday June 15, 2017
Whispering Springs 
Golf Course
Fond Du Lac, WI

Upcoming  Webinars

Webinar: CNG Safety 
 Assurance Efforts
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST

SmartWay Webinar: Maximize your Efficiency with Fuel Saving Strategies and Technologies
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. CST

Visit our website for past presentations and recordings.

ThompsonGas acquires two Missouri propane companies

Jack Roush to be Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame

Cummins Signs on to $600M Joint Venture

Thank You to Our Members





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Membership Survey survey
Thank you for being an awesome WCC member! We encourage you to take 3 minutes out of your busy day to complete a membership survey  s o we can provide you with an even better membership experience.  This survey  will provide us with  insight on  your  needs and expectations.  The survey takes approximately 3 minutes to complete and we will actively use the information you provide to better your membership experience. We appreciate your response and thank you for your time. 
Clean Cities Connections: 
Milwaukee's Plan to Become a World Class Eco-City
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Clean Cities is excited to launch its first networking event, Clean Cities Connections! Come learn and support clean initiatives, clean air, clean fuels and clean technologies while networking with like-minded professionals. This networking event is an informal gathering of WCC supporters, colleagues and community.

City of Milwaukee Director of Sustainability  Erick Shambarger, who leads the city's   Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) will discuss the city's  ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan.

Appetizers will be available along with a cash bar. Please RSVP by Monday, May 1.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Courtney Long at 414-221-4487.
3rd Annual Clean Air Golf Outing golf
Wisconsin Clean Cities
3rd Annual Clean Air  Golf Outing
Thursday, June 15 2017
Whispering Springs Golf Course, 
Fond du Lac, WI

Only 20 days left to take advantage of the early bird pricing on foursomes!  Early bird registration closes on Monday, May 1

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac for Wednesday and/or Thursday night.  The deadline to reserve a room is May 17 .

There are some new and exciting changes to this year's golf outing.  WCC will be hosting a welcome reception at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday night. Additionally, there will be an educational program before the golf outing begins.  Registration for the program portion is available online.  Lunch is included with the program fee. All golfer registration fees include morning program, lunch, golfer fee and dinner. If you'd like to attend dinner only, there is an option to register for that as well.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Penske Truck Project penske
Penske Leasing Alternative Fuel Vehicles
In partnership with the US Department of Energy, Penske will deploy a targeted, multi-alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) demonstration that will allow new drivers and fleets to test drive cost-effective, clean-burning alternative fuel vehicles via Penske's rental services for up to 30 days at the same cost as a traditional rental. The vehicles may include the following:
  • Heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles
  • Medium-duty propane vehicles
If you operate a fleet in Wisconsin and are interested in learning more about in this opportunity, please contact our office and we can provide additional information, including fact sheets, presentations, equipment specification sheets, and an equipment operating and fueling brochure.

For more information please visit our  website  or give our office a call at 414-221-4958.
Nissan Incentive nissan
For the price of a used car you can get a brand new LEAF! 

The  REV UP WISCONSIN  program is back as part of the Midwest  EVOLVE program! WCC is able to continue its efforts with Nissan  to offer additional incentives on the Nissan  LEAF Nissan North America is offering a special incentive to employees and customers of Alliant Energy, Madison Gas and Electric, Minnesota Power, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and Xcel Energy on the purchase of a new all-electric Nissan LEAF vehicle.
Simply show proof of employment or a copy of your utility bill with a copy of the flyer (see link below) to your participating Nissan dealership to receive a $10,000 discount (off MSRP4 ) on a new 2016/2017 Nissan LEAF! This limited time offer expires June, 30, 2017 or while supplies last (whichever occurs first), and cannot be combined with any other Nissan special lease,APR or rebate.

To find a dealer near you, visit our event page for a full list. 
Other Upcoming Events otherevents
Fire Safety Training
Thursday, April 20 from 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
MATC-Oak Creek Campus

Wisconsin Clean Cities is partnering with the Virginia Clean Cities coalition and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to provide a FREE alternative fuel vehicles safety training program. 
The program provides firefighters with the information necessary to respond to emergency situations involving all alternative fuel vehicles on our roadways, including electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and gaseous fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquid propane gas (LPG), and their recharging/refueling stations. This comprehensive, full day, instructor-led, train-the-trainer course is tailored for those responsible for conducting training or training officers, and is comprised of videos, animations, slides, activities, and field evolution involving AFVs.

Sustainability Summit and Expo
Wednesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 4
MATC - Downtown Campus
The 14th Annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition will  highlight economic trends and business opportunities in energy, water, infrastructure, transportation and workforce development. We encompass a broad range of systems and practices that will sustain the Earth's resources for future generations. Our goal is to raise awareness of the historic opportunities propelled by the new economic wave of sustainability systems and practices for investment, development, education and employment. A special emphasis will be placed on examples of successful programs and initiatives.

Green Drive$ Event
Thursday, May 18
NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL

Please join us for the 6th Annual GREEN DRIVE$
Conference and Expo, an event hosted by the Lake
Michigan Consortium Clean Cities Consortium (Wisconsin CC, South Shore CC, and Chicago CC). As one of the largest green transportation conferences held in the Midwest,  this one-day event promises to be a must-attend event for public and private fleets, as well as federal, state and local government officials, auto manufacturers, dealerships, fuel suppliers, conversion companies, small businesses, and clean-tech professionals. Speakers from NTEA, United Parcel Service, automakers, and commercial and municipal fleets will address topics covering advanced technologies, alternative fuels and electric vehicles. More than three dozen green vehicles will be showcased.

If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Courtney Long at 414-221-4487 or courtney.long@wicleancities.org.

Clean Air Extravaganza 
Thursday, May 25 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
MKE Regional Business Park, Milwaukee, WI at the Milwaukee Airport

Come celebrate Clean Air Month by
 j oining Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air (WPCA) on May 25 from 10 a.m.- noon for the 14th Annual Clean Air Extravaganza. The event is being  hosted by General Mitchell International Airport at the MKE Regional Business Park in Milwaukee. The celebration will feature the presentation of the annual Recognition Awards and Commuter Champion Award to honor businesses taking voluntary, innovative actions or providing extensive commuter benefits to help improve air quality. Awards will be presented by Joseph Liebau, Director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Southeast Region. In addition to the awards, the event includes presentations highlighting the sustainable features and development plans around the airport. Speakers include representatives from the airport, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Gateway to Milwaukee and Aerotropolis Milwaukee.

Your attendance is welcomed to celebrate the successes achieved by WPCA and sustainable initiatives around the Milwaukee County airport.  Please RSVP by May 18 To RSVP or for more event information please contact Peter McMullen at (414) 263-8751 or peter.mcmullen@wisconsin.gov  or visit http://www.cleanairwisconsin.org.

Member Spotlight spotlight

Time Transport is a family business established in 1997 by brothers Jim and Jerry Buchmeier. The Buchmeier family takes pride in its long history in the trucking industry. The brothers learned the trade from their father, Gilbert Buchmeier, who began with three milk trucks carrying canned milk from farms in Illinois and Indiana to the Chicago milk market in the 1930's. Today, Time Transport is operated by Jerry's children.
After significant research, Time Transport tested its first CNG truck in 2012. By  April 2013, they had their first five CNG vehicles on the road. Within the six months that followed Time Transport steadily deployed more and now 90% of their fleet runs on CNG. By using CNG, Time Transport is currently displacing nearly 700,000 diesel gallons annually. They also employ mechanics who are Natural Gas Vehicle Institute-certified CNG fuel system inspectors.

Time Transport began its transition to CNG with the 9-liter engine, but discovered the 12-liter engine, which concentrates on loads that are at-capacity weights, was a better fit for its operations. Saddle tank units work best for Time Transport's local cartage drivers for both range and added visibility. The newer back-of-cab tank units are the best performer for drivers who perform regional and over-the-road work. It gives these drivers needed range between fill-ups and adds to Time Transport's capacity to serve customers in its growing network.

To read the full feature visit our 
website .

For more information on Time Transport please visit their website or contact:
Lisa Buchmeier Morris
P: 262-835-9600
Become a Member join
Your membership will allow us to continue to strive for
reduced petroleum consumption, clean air, and an improved quality of life. Along with helping support many projects we are currently working on throughout Wisconsin, your membership would also include several  benefits:
  • Information on upcoming grants that will allow your company to save money on infrastructure, vehicles, or fuel, as well as information about projects and the latest alternative fuels news
  • Support for grant preparation or assistance
  • A representative from your company may serve on our Board of Directors and supporting committees
  • Access to Wisconsin Clean Cities events, which include seminars, meetings, and conferences
  • Networking opportunities with fleets and industry partners
  • Technical training, workshops, and webinars
  • Individual consultation and technical assistance
  • Public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach.

Thank You! thankyou
To those who submitted a report for the annual reporting, 
Wisconsin Clean Cities Team
Thank you for reading the April 2017 edition of Wisconsin 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  Courtney Long with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!


Wisconsin Clean Cities Team