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April 2014
Cornucopia '14- The State of Our Trails
April 24, 2014
9 AM- 3 PM CDT
LaPorte Civic Auditorium 1001 Ridge St. La Porte, IN 46350
This annual event details the progress on the regional non-motorized transportation network. Complimentary Continental Breakfast @ 8am / Lunch @ Noon
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Global Shark Research Leader to Engage Students at Brookfield Zoo
April 24, 2014
Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society, 3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL 60513
OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer will be at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday, April 24, to speak to Chicago Public School students. This rare opportunity for local students to hear firsthand about great white sharks and other species from a global leader in the field is being facilitated by Patten Cat, the authorized Cat dealer for 17 Counties of Northern Illinois and 2 Counties in Northwest Indiana.

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Partners for Clean Air 2014 Kick Off Luncheon
April 25, 2014
11:30am - 1:30pm CT
Lost Marsh Golf Course. 901 129th St, Hammond, IN
Join Partners for Clean Air in celebrating you for all of your accomplishments throughout the year. RSVP by to aperegrine@nirpc.org.
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Michiana Area Council Of Gov. (MACOG) Partners for Clean Air Luncheon
April 29, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST
Matterhorn Conference Center - Elkhart, IN
To RSVP for this event, please call 574-287-1829
WEBINAR: 2014 EPA ENERGY STAR National Building Competition!
April 30, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Learn about the 2014 EPA ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Team Challenge! Learn how you can earn recognition for energy and water savings, and how you can register to compete. Join thousands of buildings from across the nation in this annual competition that leads to millions of dollars and kBtus of savings! Registration is open April 16th to May 16th at www.energystar.gov/battleofthebuildings
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May 2014
ACT Expo 2014 - North America’s largest clean fleet expo
May 05, 2014
May 5-8
Long Beach Convention Center - Southern, CA
Thousands of progressive transportation leaders. All alternative fuel types. All weight classes.
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GREEN COMMUTER RADIO SHOW
May 07, 2014
Noon - 12:30 pm CT
Our guest will be Gabrielle Biciunas. She is the Northern IN Regional Planning Commission's (NIRPC) Long-Range Planner and will be discussing the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
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Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference & Annual Meeting
May 19, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
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2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit
May 19, 2014
Anaheim, California
Building on the success of the first Grand Challenge Summit in 2012, this conference will bring together more than 800 members of the solar energy community to celebrate the achievements of the industry thus far, including 60% progress towards the 2020 SunShot affordability goal, and to identify strategies to overcome the grand challenges ahead.
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Wisconsin Natural Gas Round-table
May 19, 2014
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST
FREE
Best Western Waterfront Hotel, 1 North Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901
The Wisconsin Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Roundtable is a stakeholder forum created to provide information to businesses and citizens about natural gas as a transportation fuel and identify opportunities to expand the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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GREEN DRIVE$ 2014
May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014 12:00 am - May 22, 2014 6:00 pm
FREE
Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA
Come hear major automakers and green fuel & vehicle technology experts speak at the 3rd annual GREEN DRIVE$ 2014, a FREE event which will showcase the latest in green vehicle technology and offer an extensive ride-and-drive opportunity. Whether you are new to the alternative fuel industry or are already using clean fuel vehicles, you are sure to find value in this one and a half day conference.
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WEBINAR: Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones
May 21, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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GREEN COMMUTER RADIO SHOW
May 21, 2014
Noon - 12:30 pm CT
Our Guest will be Mayor Joe Stahura with the the City of Whiting, Indiana.
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Chicago Area Clean Cities 20th Anniversary Celebration
May 21, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
FREE before May 9th
Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton, IL
The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) marks a major milestone in May 2014, celebrating 20 years of progress in cutting petroleum use in transportation. Come celebrate this achievement at an evening reception May 21 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. The event is FREE if you register by May 9 and is open to all.
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Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Extravaganza
May 22, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
FREE
ManpowerGroup World Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place - Hub Rooms, Milwaukee, WI 53212
The celebration will feature the annual presentation of the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Awards to honor those businesses and organizations that implemented innovative strategies the previous year to reduce harmful air emissions. A Commuter Champion Award will also be presented to an organization that provides extensive commuter benefits to its employees. In addition to the awards there will be presentations highlighting revitalization of buildings, neighborhoods, and services around Milwaukee. Invitees include representatives from the over 250 businesses/organizations in Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air, local and state representatives, and others that participate in clean air initiatives. Join us in highlighting the success of Wisconsin companies and encouraging more Wisconsin businesses to join these efforts.
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June 2014
SSCC Board of Directors Meeting
June 04, 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am CT
9800 Connecticut Drive | Crown Point, IN | 46307
Volunteer Stewardship Day
June 07, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dunes Learning Center. 700 Howe Rd. Chesterton, IN 46304
Join Dunes Learning Center for a day of service—clearing invasive species, performing trail maintenance and generally getting the camp ready for another season of learning and fun. Tools and refreshments will be provided. You are encouraged to wear sturdy clothes and boots and bring work gloves and protective eyewear.
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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo
June 09, 2014
June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center. Indianapolis, IN
Now in its 30th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and the only event powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine.
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GREEN COMMUTER RADIO SHOW
June 11, 2014
Noon - 12:30 pm CT
Our guests will be Ted Barnes with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Lorrie Lisek with Wisconsin Clean Cities. They will be discussing the Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative.
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SSCC Natural Gas Roundtable
June 11, 2014
1:00 - 3:30 PM CT
Purdue Technology Center 9800 Connecticut Dr.
Please join us for our first South Shore Clean Cities Natural Gas Roundtable. The goal of this event is to provide a neutral resource for businesses and consumers to learn of current and planned fueling stations, state and federal incentives, natural gas vehicles, and more.
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Get Outdoors Day
June 14, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dunes Learning Center. 700 Howe Rd. Chesterton, IN 46304
New this year—test drive an eco-car and help support Dunes Learning Center programs and scholarships. Thanks to event sponsors, Lakeshore Motors, you can "Drive for Your Community," at Get Outdoors Day and learn more about how transportation choices impact climate change.
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WEBINAR: Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling
June 18, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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Fleet Management Expo 2014
June 23, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
$50 Includes full access to all conference activities, including receptions, Ride and Drive, general session, all meals and refreshments, and networking!
Indianapolis Marriott Center, 7202 E 21st Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
A ​unique ​gathering ​of ​fleet ​managers ​from ​the ​waste ​and ​recycling ​industry ​in ​both ​the ​public ​and ​private ​sectors. ​Industry ​leaders ​share ​best ​practices ​in ​the ​areas ​of ​safety, ​equipment, ​maintenance, ​alternative ​fuel ​and ​so ​much ​more. ​ ​The ​conference ​is ​an ​opportunity ​for ​attendees, ​exhibitors ​and ​speakers ​to ​network ​and ​even ​test ​drive ​the ​latest ​innovations ​in ​new ​trucks ​and ​equipment.
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GREEN COMMUTER RADIO SHOW
June 25, 2014
Noon - 12:30 pm CT
Our guest will be Mayor Blair Milo with the City of LaPorte, Indiana.
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July 2014
GREEN COMMUTER RADIO SHOW
July 09, 2014
Noon - 12:30 pm CT
Our guest will be Jack Eskin. He is a Regional Planner for our Northwestern IN Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) and will be discussing rail freight and the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
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WEBINAR: From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change
July 16, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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August 2014
Using Buoy Data to Teach about Lake Michigan Conditions and Current Issues
August 06, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
Purdue University North Central Technology Building T219
For Indiana science, math, and geography teachers (Grades 8-12) Students will learn about emerging issues for Lake Michigan ecosystems.

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WEBINAR: Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context
August 20, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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September 2014
14th Annual Chicago Area Clean Cities Golf Outing and Fleet Education Event
September 11, 2014
Starts 8:30 am CT
Maple Meadows, Wood Dale, IL
Join Chicago Area Clean Cities in the morning for a fleet workshop followed by lunch and the coalition's 14th annual golf outing.
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WEBINAR: Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
September 17, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF)
September 22, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, Illinois 60439
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2nd Annual Clean Air Golf Outing
September 25, 2014
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October 2014
NIPSCO - 2014 Energy Symposium
October 08, 2014
Radisson Star Plaza - 800 E. 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
WEBINAR: Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways
October 15, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barloga with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey
October 17, 2014
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey is a biennial event dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation.
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November 2014
WEBINAR: E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy
November 19, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barlogo with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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December 2014
WEBINAR: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement
December 17, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
NIRPC Office, 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368
Contact Mitch Barlogo with NIRPC for more information 219-763-6060
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