South Shore Clean Cities to host idle reduction seminar June 17

June 12, 2015  


MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, will host a free seminar Wednesday (June 17) focused on idle reduction technologies to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions and achieve fuel cost savings.

The seminar is part of the Green Fleet Educational Sessions, which are held the third Wednesday of each month, starting at 9 a.m. CDT at the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Dr., Crown Point, Indiana. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend, and reservations can be made at www.southshorecleancities.org or 219-644-3690. The Green Fleet Sessions address a wide range of topics to promote the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies.

During the June 17 session, Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, will speak about funding opportunities for fleets, along with ways to reduce emissions and save money. Other speakers include Gary Engle, regional sales manager for Espar Products Inc., and Linda Gaines, systems analyst for Argonne National Laboratory. There also will be representatives to discuss MediDock and telematics applications related to idle reduction.

"These seminars focus on technologies and fuels that are available and being used in northern Indiana," Lisek said. "The goal is to provide the most up-to-date information to people who manage fleet vehicles, including those used by government entities, so they can make better informed decisions about reducing the use of fossil fuels and improving air quality in their cities. They will be able to connect with vendors that offer several alternatives and network with peers."

South Shore Clean Cities officials also lead Purdue Research Park-based Legacy Environmental Services Inc.

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source: Carl Lisek, 219-644-3690

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