Wisconsin Clean Cities Newsletter:        March 2017
In This Issue:
Annual Survey
Upcoming Events
Nissan Incentive
WI Partners for Clean Air
Become a Member
Question of the Month
Funding Opportunities

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

Upcoming Events
Webinar: SSCC
Protecting CC Funding and Other AF Programs
Thursday, March 9
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Webinar:  SmartWay 
Shippers Learn About Resources for Aligning Relationships With Carriers
Wednesday, March 15  
1 p.m. (CT)

NTEA Work Truck Show/Green Truck Summit
March 15-17, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

WPGA Conference
March 28, 2017
Rothschild, WI
Train The Trainer
Thursday, April 20, 2017
MATC Oak Creek Campus
Oak Creek, WI

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

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

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

Past Webinars
How Sustainable Freight Creates a More Efficient Supply Chain

Visit our website for past presentations and recordings.

Annual Survey

Thank You to Our Members





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Annual Survey
Last Call for Surveys! 

If you have not submitted your survey, please do so as soon as possible.  You may complete the survey  online  or via Excel spreadsheet.  Please contact Courtney Long to return surveys or with any additional questions. 

Courtney Long 

Upcoming Events
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.

Vehicles  Needed (RFV)
We are looking for alternative fuel vehicles to use for the demonstrations for the fire training. If you are interested in providing a vehicle for the day please contact Courtney at 414-221-4487.
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
Clean Cities
Michigan Clean Cities 
Consortium (WCC, 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.

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

This year's golf outing will be held at Whispering Springs Golf Course in Fond du Lac, WI. We have rooms available at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac for Wednesday and/or Thursday night. The deadline to reserve a room is May 17.

NEW THIS YEAR: 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.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or have any questions regarding the golf outing, please contact Courtney Long at 414-221-4487 or courtney.long@wicleancities.org.
Nissan Incentive
Get a new Nissan LEAF
Savings Up To $17,500  on retail purchase of  Nissan LEAF
Incentive offered through  March 31, 2017

program is back as part of  the Midwest EVOLVE program! WCC is able to continue its efforts with Nissan and the  REV UP WISCONSIN 
program to offer additional incentives on the Nissan  LEAF . Currently, Nissan and Wisconsin Clean Cities have partnered with several Wisconsin utility companies to  offer a group buy discount which when combined with the federal tax credit represents $17,500 off!
At this time, Nissan is offering a $10,000 incentive to all eligible employees and customers of Madison Gas and Electric, Alliant Energy, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service who  PURCHASE  a LEAF from dealer inventory within their respective utility territory, with an additional federal tax savings up to $7,500. The $10,000 incentive is offered in the form of a rebate. If a consumer decides to finance the vehicle, NMAC special annual percentage rates (APRs)  DO NOT  apply, only standard rates apply.

To take advantage of this deal, you must bring in a copy of your electric bill and give the dealer the code that corresponds with your utility company. The code is on the bottom of each flier.  Visit our  website  for the utility fliers and additional program details. 


Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air
Nominations for Clean Air Recognition awards and Commuter Champion awards now open

Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air sponsors two annual  award competitions to recognize businesses and  organizations in Wisconsin that voluntarily take action t o improve our state's air quality.  The Clean Air Recognition Award recognizes  businesses and organizations for their clean air accomplishments and provide a venue for the organizations to share information about their successes with others. The Commuter Champion Award recognizes those organizations that provide exceptional transportation options to their employees.

The nomination deadline for both awards is  March 17, 2017. The awards offer a positive image for the nominated businesses or organizations with the public, customers and employees. Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate, nominate other businesses or organizations, or forward the nomination information along to other businesses or organizations to self-nominate. 

Awards will be announced at the annual Clean Air Extravaganza event held in May in the Milwaukee area (event details will be posted when available).

Visit their website for nomination guidelines and a list of previous winners. If you have additional questions please contact  Jessica Lawent at 414-263-8653 or  jessica.lawent@wisconsin.gov.

Become a Member 
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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

Question of the Month
Thank you for reading the March 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