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Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the South Shore Clean Cities newsletter. We provide you with upcoming transportation news in your area along with tips and ways to improve your fleets and communities. We appreciate your input, so feel free to leave us feedback on how we're doing! Help us spread the word to better improve Northern Indiana's quality of life and reduce our environmental footprint.

Be sure to follow our social media pages (located on the right) 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  Catherine Yoder with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Best Equipment Co.
Best Equipment Company is a family owned and operated business out of Indianapolis, IN. Having specialized in environmental equipment solutions since 1917, Best Equipment has a long history of providing Northern Indiana with productive, environmentally sound, efficient, and budget saving solutions. Best Equipment is proud to provide top notch service and support in the refuse and recycling, storm water and sewer, sweeping and litter control, yard waste, turf control, and hydro excavation industries.

South Shore Clean Cities has been a great asset to our company and to our client base. We have had a long standing relationship with SSCC and continue to help many communities achieve goals that were once impossible to obtain. SSCC has assisted Best Equipment with forming new reliationships and as we continue to build stronger connections with our clients. It has been a pleasure working with SSCC as we continue to partner in an effort to obtain higher air quality standards within Northern Indiana communities.

Great people and superior products are what make Best Equipment unique. The products that Best Equipment represents are carefully selected to be industry leaders, innovative, and reliable.

To learn more about the products, services and support,
Green Fleet Education Session - August 10, 2016
You're invited to join South Shore Clean Cities and the Office of the Lake County Surveyor at the Green Fleet Educational Workshop on storm water pollution prevention. 
This session will aid you in determining the key issues in developing a storm water plan for your community. We will help address pollution issues associated with storm water and what best management practices can reduce the impacts of storm water run-off from construction, industrial, municipal, governmental and institutional sources. There is no charge to participate, and all are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Click Here to register
Click Here to learn more about the Northern Indiana Green Fleet Program
SSCC 4th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing - Sept. 27, 2016
Join South Shore Clean Cities for a day of golf, followed by dinner as we celebrate our 4th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing. Enjoy the opportunity to network with professionals from all over the Midwest while testing out your skills on the course. 

Click Here to register your foursome now!
When:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Where:  Innsbrook Country Club
6701 Taft St. | Merrillville, IN 46410
Time:  12 pm Shot Gun Start
Price:  $100 Per Golfer | $30 for dinner only

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact Catherine Yoder for sponsorship opportunities 
219-644-3690 or

NIRPC Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting 
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission now has its own electric vehicle charging station, part of a chain of 159 such charging ports at more than 60 locations installed as part of NIPSCO's IN-Charge Around Town program.

The charging station at NIRPC is part of the nationwide ChargePoint network, which currently boasts 29,923 charge  points. Using a ChargePoint  card or the mobile app, drivers can use the charging station. The charging station at NIRPC headquarters in Portage, at 6100 Southport Road, is currently free for public use.  The NIRPC charging port was unveiled on July 26, 2016 in conjunction with South Shore Clean Cities. 
Click Here to read the full article.

Click Here to view more photos from the charging station ribbon cutting.
Homewood Disposal CNG Fueling Station Now Open
Homewood Disposal (HDS) Energy has installed a local Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station that is now open to the public. Drive up and fuel up. Your local HDS Energy station is yet another environmentally responsible service brought to you by Homewood Disposal Service. 

Since 1956, Homewood Disposal has continued building its business on the core values of founder Wendell (Wendy) Yonker. Those values, loyalty and integrity, inspire our ongoing commitment to provide "the kind of service others only promise." Homewood Disposal prov ides residential, commercial, industrial, special hauling, sweeping, recycling, and portable, restroom services to thousands of residential customers and 12,500 commercial customers in 80 communities. Over the years, Homewood Disposal has acquired other companies, including Nuway Disposal, Star Disposal, Kankakee Disposal, Tinley Park Disposal, Heartland Disposal, and Star Disposal of Indiana.

To learn more about Homewood Disposal and their CNG facility, visit
Alternative Fuel News


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Upcoming Events
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
August 6, 2016
Portage High School, Portage, IN
WEBINAR: Selecting an Electric
Vehicle Charging Station
August 9, 2016
Green Fleet Session: Storm Water
Pollution Prevention
August 10, 2016
NIRPC, Portage, IN
WEBINAR: PEV Market Trends,
SMART Charging and Renewables
August 25, 2016
National Drive Electric Week
September 10-18, 2016
2016 Energy Conference
September 19-21, 2016
Des Moines, IA
SSCC Clean Air Golf Outing
September 27, 2016
Innsbrook Country Club
Merrillville, IN
Green Fleet Session: Driving Efficiency
for Over the Road Trucks
October 12, 2016
WCC Annual Meeting
December 6, 2016
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
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