Clean Cities organizations to host six webinars through April 2013

January 15, 2013  

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. and MILWAUKEE - Professionals in the automotive sector and members of the general public who want to learn about compressed natural gas, propane and biodiesel options for recreational and industrial vehicles could benefit from six free upcoming webinars.

Officials from South Shore Clean Cities Inc. and Wisconsin Clean Cities have announced the Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series. Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said each webinar focuses on a single topic, but the entire series could attract a wide range of participants.

"These free webinars will inform and educate participants about alternative fuels, technologies, vehicles, safety, available tools, personal fleet and individual experiences," he said.

Webinars in the series include:

* CNG (compressed natural gas) Vehicle Conversions, Jan. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. CST

* Propane Lawn Mowers, Vehicles and Stations, Feb. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. CST

* Dealership Education, Feb. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. CST

* Biodiesel: Production & Fleet Experience, March 5, 10-11:30 a.m. CST

* Maintenance Shop Safety When Using Natural Gas, March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. CST

* Clean Cities Tools, April 9, 10-11:30 a.m. CST

"The Clean Cities Tools webinar will introduce participants to the free online tools available through the Clean Cities program, including a vehicle cost calculator, petroleum reduction planning tool and alternative fueling station locator," Lisek said.

Information on registering for one or multiple webinars is at and

Officials at South Shore Clean Cities also lead Legacy Environmental Services, based in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana.

About South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition in 1999, South Shore Clean Cities 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.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342,


Carl Lisek, 219-644-3690,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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