A Turn for the Better- Electric Vehicle Project Launches in
the Midwest Published: February 14, 2017
The Chicago Auto Show along with the American Lung Association
of the Upper Midwest and eight Clean Cities coalitions announced
the launching of Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities:
Learning, eVents, Experience). EVOLVE is a three-year project to
promote EVs in seven Midwestern states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. Together they will
demonstrate the performance and environmental benefits of plug-in
electric vehicles through rides and drives, and events in communities
throughout the seven-state region.
In the last decade, the word "sustainability" has gone
from a narrowly used term to one heard in corporate boardrooms,
universities and government agencies around the world. Most major
corporations and universities now employ sustainability directors,
signaling the issue's priority. In Indiana, we also are working
hard to reduce our environmental footprint. The good news is improving
our environment also can be a win for our Indiana economy.
Clean Cities Coalition Announces 3 Year Promotion of Electric
Vehicle in Midwest Published: February 14, 2017
South Shore Clean Cities will be working with the American Lung
Association of the Upper Midwest and seven other Clean Cities coalitions
on a three-year project to promote electric vehicles throughout
Electric Vehicles Power Up Chicago Auto Show Published: February 11, 2017
CHICAGO - Automakers are charged up about electric vehicles and
hybrids at the Chicago Auto Show, where more plug-in EVs and car
charging stations are on display than ever before.
GUEST COMMENTARY: State Grant Drives Cleaner Diesel Published: November 13 ,2016
For some, the black soot created by old, legacy diesel engines
brings to mind noxious fumes, diminished air quality, increased
ozone levels and respiratory health concerns. For others, it represents
economic development and jobs driven by the movement of people and
products throughout our nation.
Legacy Environmental Services Looking to Expand in Wisconsin Published: February 8, 2016
Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic,
positive, motivated professional who is proficient in office procedures
and program/event development. This position requires the individual
to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers, multi-task, prioritize
assignments and work independently in a fast-paced entrepreneurial
Dell Joins Legacy Environmental Services Published December, 22, 2015
MERRILLVILLE - Merrillville-based Legacy Environmental Services
Inc. has hired Shellie Dell as its manager of marketing and business
development. In her new role, Dell will work to increase marketplace
visibility for the company and two related programs, South Shore
Clean Cities and Wisconsin Clean Cities.
Legacy Environmental Services hires Marketing and Business Development
Manager Published December 22, 2015
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Michelle "Shellie" Dell has joined
Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. as its manager of marketing
and business development. Dell will increase marketplace visibility
for Legacy Environmental Services and two related programs, South
Shore Clean Cities and Wisconsin Clean Cities.
Legacy Environmental Services to Launch Radio Program Dec. 11 Published December 11, 2015
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. And CHICAGO - Legacy Environmental Services,
Inc. will promote green initiatives by launching a new radio program
on WIMS Radio AM 1420 on Friday (Dec. 11). Carl Lisek, vice president
of Legacy Environmental Services, said "The Green Radio Network"
will strengthen then company's ability to promote the use of green,
clean activities and practices by businesses, industries, municipalities
OED Announces Winners of 2015 Fall Community Conservation Challenge
Grants Published December 9, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) today
announced the six winners of the Community Conservation Challenge
(CCC) grants. The grants will share more than $550,000 to help support
their unique, Hoosier-based community energy conservation projects.
Grants Aid Energy Conservation at C.P. Landmark, in Schools Published December 9, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Two Lake County institutions were among six winners
of energy conservation grants awarded Wednesday by the Indiana Office
of Energy Development.
South Shore Clean Cities, Citizens Oversight Committee Announce
$440,000 in grant Opportunities Published May 6, 2015
Leaders at South Shore Clean Cities, Inc., a nonprofit organization
sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, have announced
a competitive grant award program to improve air quality in the
Rockport, Indiana/Spencer County Area.
U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Clean Cities Leaders Published September 11, 2015
A federal agency has recognized a husband and wife from northwest
Indiana who lead nonprofit organizations that promote the use of
clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies.
Al's Receives Grant to Upgrade Lighting at Franklin Street Store Published April 15, 2015
MICHIGAN CITY - Lake Shore Foods Corp., which owns and operates
Al's Supermarkets, has received a 2015 Community Conservation Challenge
Grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development. The $100,000
grant will make the South Franklin Street store more energy efficient
by retrofitting the lighting system with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Al's Supermarket Greenlighted for Energy-Efficiency Published April 14, 2015
MICHIGAN CITY - A Northwest Indiana supermarket is going green.
Al's supermarket at 3535 S. Franklin St. got a $100,000 Community
Conservation Challenge Grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
Parent company Lake Shore Foods Corp. will use the money to retrofit
the store's lighting with more energy-efficient light-emitting diodes.
Northwest Indiana Supermarket Receives $100,000 Grant for Energy-Efficient
Lighting Published April 13, 2015
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. and MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - A Michigan City, Indiana,
supermarket will be more energy efficient thanks to a $100,000 grant
from the Indiana Office of Energy Development to retrofit the lighting
system with light-emitting diodes.
Dr. Deb Backhus of Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. Recognized
as Gary Legend Published: February 26, 2015
GARY, IN | The City of Gary marked Black History Month with a community
celebration to spotlight past and present Gary residents who have
made a significant impact on the city.
Three Local Leaders Lauded for Innovation Published September 28, 2014
As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-2014 class, the Society
of Innovators of Northwest Indiana selected Carl and Lorrie Lisek
and Brandt Baughman as its September Innovators of the Month. Building
on national recognition for displacing petroleum with alternative
fuels, South Shore Clean Cities champions partnerships to build
a green economy across Northern Indiana, said Carl Lisek, executive
Six Communities Selected for Northwest Indiana Green Fleet Program Published: June 16, 2014
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - A nonprofit environmental organization funded
by the U.S. Department of Energy has selected six Northwest Indiana
communities to join a program that aims to significantly improve
the environmental performance of municipal fleets.
City Officials Work Toward Electric Car Charging Stations Published: April 8, 2014
La PORTE | The city of La Porte is moving forward with plans to
build three charging stations for electric vehicles in the city.
NIPSCO launching second phase of electric vehicle charging stations Published: February 18, 2014
HOBART | Public entities interested in adding electric vehicle
charging stations to their properties can apply for them through
a NIPSCO program announced Tuesday.
Legacy Environmental Services earns Women-owned Business Enterprise
certification Published: February 13, 2014
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - An environmental sustainability consulting
company based in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana has
been recognized by the Indiana Department of Administration.
Green Thinking Published: November 13, 2013
In 1993, the concept of Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) certification standards was not publically conceptualized.
Five years later, when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed
LEED certification, a mere mention of the word LEED was known to
raise an eyebrow. Now, in 2013 it has become a standard, or as some
might say an expectation.
WORK/AFTER WORK Meet the eco-preneurs Carl and Lorrie Lisek Published: August 20, 2013
People nationwide know husband and wife business partners Carl
and Lorrie Lisek for their roles in promoting alternative fuel and
vehicle use and as environmental consultants.
NW-ISBDC New Collaboration, EDGE Honors Celebrated
We also are celebrating this year's EDGE Award winners: Circle
Tool Supply and Legacy Environmental Services Inc. They were honored
during a Statehouse ceremony. We sat down with Legacy owners Carl
and Lorrie Lisek to discuss their growth since.
LHS Students Attend Clean Energy Seminar
Sixteen members of Leon Simon's automotive class recently attended
the South Shore Clean Cities meeting held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville
on February 12.
Legacy Environmental Services to be recognized by ISBDC Published: February 5, 2013
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - A Purdue Research Park-based firm that works
with businesses, industries, schools and municipalities to incorporate
green, clean and sustainable activities and practices will be recognized
Wednesday (Feb. 6) by the Indiana Small Business Development Center.
Purdue Research Park entrepreneurs recognized for improving quality of life Published: October 16, 2012
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Owners of a consulting firm that helps municipalities,
industries and schools incorporate environmentally friendly products
and practices have been recognized for improving the quality of
life in Northwest Indiana.
One Region celebrates first year of merger Published: September 27, 2012
Northwest Indiana honored its future and its past at the first
One Region awards luncheon Thursday, as eight award recipients were
recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community.
Purdue Research Park-based firm to start radio show on FM 89.1
The Lakeshore Published: April 9, 2012
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland residents
can listen to a new radio show that premieres April 11 to learn
about "green" projects and events, and industry officials
who are establishing environmentally friendly energy products and
Legacy Environmental Services Inc., based at the Purdue Research
Park of Northwest Indiana, has been selected to lead the nonprofit
agency Wisconsin Clean Cities - Southeast Area. The environmental
company also oversees northwest Indiana's South Shore Clean Cities.
Region police departments see pros, cons to E85 initiative By Pete Nickeas firstname.lastname@example.org, December 29, 2010
Region police departments trying to replace aging squad cars with
newer ones capable of burning plant-based E85 are finding the task
isn't as simple as choosing where to gas up
Environmentally friendly energy doable, affordable
Luncheon speaker shows figures, feasibility by Michelle L. Quinn, Post Tribune correspondent, Sept. 18, 2010
Converting to environmentally friendly energy sources can be expensive,
but considering how much is spent on oil in the United States, there
really isn't much difference
Purdue Research Park-based Firm Lands Almost $600,000 in 'Green'
Funding for 7 Clients Written by Purdue University for ValpoLife.com
Legacy Environmental Services Inc. has secured $596,000 in Energy
Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant awards for seven community-based