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Chicago Park District Powers its Vehicle Fleet By Turning Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Fuel

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 – The Chicago Park District will showcase its innovative, environmentally friendly biodiesel program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Chicago Park District’s program, which uses old cooking oil from local restaurants and events like the Taste of Chicago, enables

Chicago Area Clean Cities, Forest Preserves of Cook County to Showcase Success of Alt-Fuel Mowers

LEMONT, Ill., July 20, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host Picnic in the Park – a Workshop on Propane Vehicles and Mowers – at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. At the workshop, the Forest Preserves will highlight how it converted 32

Driving Tips to Help Reduce Your Summer Fuel Costs

CHICAGO, June 16, 2016 – Whether you are taking a trip this summer or just running errands around town, there are steps you can take to improve your fuel efficiency and save money on fuel in the summertime. No matter the price of gas, maximizing your vehicle’s fuel economy just makes good sense for reducing

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 19, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of removing 3,000 tanker trucks of gasoline from roads,” said Samantha Bingham, coordinator, Chicago Area

Peapod Takes Delivery of Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Trucks That Reduce Emissions, Cut Fuel Costs

CHICAGO, May 19, 2016 – Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month. The vehicles, existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS), are in service on the streets of Chicago and were

MotorWeek’s Award-Winning Host to Speak at Green Drives Conference

CHICAGO, April 5, 2016 – The Lake Michigan Consortium today announced that John Davis, the Emmy® Award-winning host of MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series, will serve as the master of ceremonies and a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo on May 19. Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern

Illinois Soybean Association Partners with Chicago Area Clean Cities to Promote Benefits of Biodiesel

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 18, 2016 – As part of today’s celebration of National Biodiesel Day, the Illinois Soybean Association’s B20 Club is proud to announce its diamond-level sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition (CACC). Through its support of the CACC, the B20 Club is helping promote the use of biodiesel for its environmental, economic

Clean Cities Coalitions to Host Green Transportation Conference

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 – Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today announced they are partnering to host a major green-transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19. The Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium will host the Green Drives Conference and Expo at Northern Illinois University’s Conference Center in Naperville, Ill.

South Side Chicago Business Named Clean Fuels Champion

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2015 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has awarded Testa Produce, Inc., a family owned company that has operated in Chicago’s Back of the Yards Neighborhood for more than 100 years, as its 2015 Clean Fuels Champion. Testa Produce, which provides foodservice to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, country clubs, sports venues and

Chicago Fleets Save Money, Improve Air Quality, and Reduce Oil Usage by Using CNG, Propane

WOOD DALE, Ill., Sept. 10, 2015 – Fleets in the Chicago area are saving money, reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, and helping to improve air quality by using alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane to power their vehicles. Today, in an effort to educate businesses and municipalities about the benefits

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