South Shore Clean Cities to host propane educational session August 19

August 10, 2015  


MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and revitalize northern Indiana by promoting the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies, will host a propane educational event on Aug. 19.

The event will take place 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, 6001 Airport Road, Gary, Indiana. The public is welcome to attend this free event, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reservations can be made at www.southshorecleancities.org or by calling Catherine Yoder at 219-644-3690. The program is part of the Green Fleet Educational Sessions, which are held the third Wednesday of each month through September.

The propane session offers attendees an opportunity to improve their fleet's carbon footprint and reduce emissions. In addition to networking with peers, vendors and experts in the transportation sector, participants can join in education forums led by fleet managers and current users of propane. The forums will focus on propane applications including maintenance, infrastructure, safety and training, government regulations, tax incentives, return on investment, air quality and funding.

Ride and Drive opportunities also will be available at the event, featuring Propane Autogas public works, law enforcement, first responder, school bus and transit vehicles, and propane lawnmowers and equipment.

Carl Lisek, executive director, said the event will be beneficial to all members of the community and a great networking opportunity for small and large fleets of any kind.

"This event will provide the opportunity for fleets across the Chicagoland and Indiana areas to learn how they can implement propane/green practices in economic and practical ways," he said. "We will have great resources and professionals dealing specifically with propane and how to improve your fleet's carbon footprint."

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

About South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation's objectives. In almost 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily form partnerships that meet the objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.

Writer: Jared Andrews

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

Source: Carl Lisek, 219-644-3690

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