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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.
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GUEST COMMENTARY: Soy-based Products Reduce our Footprint
Published: February 14, 2017

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.
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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 the Midwest.
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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.
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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.
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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 environment.
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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.
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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.
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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 and schools.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 director.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NW-ISBDC New Collaboration, EDGE Honors Celebrated
ValpoLife.com

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 processes.
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Green Energy Summit March 2012


Research Park Firm to Lead Wisconsin Environmental Nonprofit
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report - March 9, 2011

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.
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Region police departments see pros, cons to E85 initiative
By Pete Nickeas pete.nickeas@nwi.com, 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…
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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…
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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 clients.

The awards, provided by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (http://www.in.gov/oed/), are: ...
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