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Hear from Belinda Petroskey, Transit Planner with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission as she discusses upcoming advancements in public transportation within Northwest Indiana.

NIRPC is responsible for coordinating the metropolitan area transportation planning process for the region. NIRPC welcomes and encourages public participation in the planning activities of the agency. Public participation helps NIRPC realize its goals objectives for engaging the public as active participants in the agency's planning activities.

On this segment of the "Green Radio Network", we go live with Alexandra at the Green Fleet Educational Workshop on Biobased and Soy products that can be used to replace the more harmful and chemically induced products.

Interviews Include: Kevin Wilson, United Soybean Board; Chris Case, United Soybean Board; Julie Ohmen, Indiana Soybean Alliance; Paul Imbrock, Environmental Concrete Products; Lorena Nelson, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Mike Freisthler, Biorestor; and Charlie Ackerman, BioStripe.

Aired: June 18, 2016
 
Hear from Tristan Vance, Director of the Indiana Office of Energy Development as he discusses the many grant programs that are developing throughout the state of Indiana.
 
Indiana needs affordable, reliable energy for its business to remain economically competitive and for Hoosier families to grow and thrive. OED coordinates state energy policy with executive branch agencies, house energy-related programs, and works to support a strong, comprehensive, coordinated energy plan for Indiana. The office also administered grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These grants promote the use of alternative power and fuels, energy efficiency and public education on energy issues in Indiana.
 
Hear from Marc Van Dongen with Midwest Wind and Solar as he discusses the opportunities for solar electric, solar thermal and wind systems that are offered throughout the Midwest.
 
Midwest Wind and Solar is a full service organization providing grant writing, certified site analysis, design, installation, maintenance, and training. With over 25 years of electrical, automation and project planning experience your assured of superior results.
Aired: May 21, 2016
 
Hear from Ken Parrent, Director of Biofuels with the IN Corn & Soybean Alliance as he discusses the future of biofuels in Indiana and the benefits it can have to help improve air quality.
 
In 2015 The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) along with the Clean Cities Organizations and the Department of Agriculture applied for a grant through from USDA Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. IN Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) provided the matching funds necessary to obtain the grant. We were able to secure an $895,000 grant from the USDA.
 
Hear from Leslie Rusk, Marketing & Special Events Director with Fair Oaks Farms as she discusses upcoming summer events at the farm, along with ways they are reducing their environmental footprint and becoming even more energy efficient!
 
Fair Oaks Farms brings Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to a whole new light.  Our entire facility runs on cow & pig manure.  We transform our farms' waste into energy by way of our anaerobic digesters, we reduce our dependency upon natural gas and electricity during the milk and manufacturing process. 
Aired: April 23, 2016
 
Hear from John Walton, Vice President of Black Dog Corporation and Vice Chair of Chicago Area Clean Cities as he discusses the 2016 Green Drives Conference and Expo.
 
As one of the largest green-transportation conferences held in the Midwest, this one-day event is a must-attend event for public and private fleets, as well as federal, state and local government officials, auto manufacturers, dealerships, fuel suppliers, conversion companies, small businesses, and environment, clean-tech and clean-energy professionals. 
 
Hear from Joe Exl, Senior Water Resource Planner for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) as he discusses water quality of Northwest Indiana, the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative, and what to expect this summer in regards to green infrastructure and conservation planning.

Hear from Kathy Luther, Director of Environmental Management for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) as she discusses the complete streets project and livable centers neighborhoods which encourages communities to ride public transportation and find other methods of transportation. 

 
Hear live interviews from the 2016 Annual Meeting & Awards at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN.
 
Each year, South Shore Clean Cities gathers to celebrate the efforts and many successes of its members and partners. These organizations are recognized for efforts in reducing their dependence on petroleum-based fuels, implementing alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, and helping to improve Northern Indiana's air quality.
Aired: January 30, 2016
 
Hear from Ken Brown, Government Affairs Consultant for the Transportation Energy Partners as he discusses the Energy Independence Summit. 
 
The Energy Independence Summit provides a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to network and build partnerships with each other, and with key Congressional and Administration policymakers in Washington, DC.