South Shore Clean Cities is now Drive Clean Indiana.
The name change and rebranding are part of a statewide designation process under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, organization representatives said.
“Drive Clean Indiana will continue our formula for success to benefit all Hoosiers,” said Carl Lisek, executive director of Drive Clean Indiana.
In 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy, which operates the national Clean Cities initiative, selected Indiana to participate in a statewide Clean Cities coalition pilot program focused on expanding Clean Cities outreach activities and technical assistance. South Shore Clean Cities submitted an operating plan for designation as a statewide coalition and eventually was selected Feb. 1, 2021.
The new Drive Clean Indiana logo reflects the coalition’s roots in Northern Indiana, utilizing a portion of the previous South Shore Clean Cities logo showing the Lake Michigan coastline and Indiana dunes. The green road extending from Northern Indiana to the southern tip of the state represents the coalition expanding its sustainable transportation programs throughout Indiana.
Drive Clean Indiana will be based in St. John as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by Legacy Environmental Services Inc., an Indiana Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Designated as the 71st Clean Cities coalition on June 15, 1999, Drive Clean Indiana is one of the Department of Energy’s more than 75 Clean Cities coalitions.
Clean Cities organizations support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.
Learn more at www.drivecleanindiana.org.