2021 Past Events

Greater Indiana 2021 Past Events:


Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference

October 26 – October 27, 2021 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

The 2021 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, presented by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, will explore the theme Accelerating Climate Action in Indiana to underscore the necessity of hastening climate action across sectors in Indiana. As we have experienced, the impacts of climate change are being felt here and now. It is imperative Indiana move from planning to taking action as quickly and boldly as possible.

The 2021 Conference will have a two-fold focus: (1) Training individuals on how to take climate action in their capacity, as individuals or at an organization; (2) Providing small-group consulting to sustainability professionals at Indiana organizations that have begun climate action planning to accelerate their plans into action and results.

Greater Indiana is participating as a consultant for attendees in the private track of the conference.

More information can be found here.

Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference Happy Hour and Electric Experience

October 25, 2021 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm EDT, Guggman Haus Brewing Co.

The second-annual Electric Experience is presented by Greenworks, and will feature a demonstration of top-of-the-line power tools, a sit-and-sip of electric vehicles from Tesla, Nissan, and more!

Event partners – GreenworksMotor EVGreater Indiana Clean Cities, and Guggman Haus Brewing Co.

EV Showcase Pop-UP

September 30 – October 1, 2021 – 11:00am – 2:00pm EDT,  Monument Circle

To celebrate National Drive Electric Week in Indianapolis, Knozone is hosting an electric vehicle showcase pop-up. This two-day event is free and open to the public—no registration required. Join us on Monument Circle for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the latest EV makes and models up close and personal. Attendees can demo chargers, get access to EV resources, and even take a test drive. There will be a food truck, partner booths, and special guests.

Presented by:
Knozone + Downtown Indy

Hosted by:
Greater Indiana Clean Cities + Motor

EV Workplace Charging Virtual Workshop

September 29, 2021 – 9:00am – 10:00am EDT

Are you considering workplace charging or electrifying your fleet? Tune in on September 29 at 9 a.m. for a chance to learn how to get started or get over the finish line. During this virtual workshop, you’ll get first hand guidance from industry experts and employers who’ve been through it. Regardless of where you are in the process, we’ll help provide the insight and resources needed to make workplace charging a reality for your organization.


Maurice Muia’s Presentation (Passcode K05P9%)

Lauren Julian, Indianapolis Zoo
Maurice Muia, Natural Resources Defense Council
Justin Sufan, Motor
Lachelle Robinson, Duke Energy

Presented by:

Hosted by:
Greater Indiana Clean Cities + Electrification Coalition

Road to Emission Reductions: Path to Electric Vehicles Virtual Conference

Chicago Area Clean Cities, the American Lung Association and Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc. co-hosted the “Road to Emission Reductions: Path to Electric Vehicles Virtual Conference” on Sept. 14, 2021. The conference provided state and federal legislators, state agencies and employees, and municipalities with information about the EV market and potential paths to electrification in the Midwest. Nearly 100 people attended the day-long conference.

Click the links below to view the recorded presentations:

Welcome and Introductions 8:30 – 8:45am

John Walton, Chicago Area Clean Cities
Kerri Garvin, Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
Angela Tin, American Lung Association

State Welcomes 8:45 – 9:15am

Representative Mike Karickhoff, IN District 30
Representative Michelle Mussman, IL District 56
Representative Ethan Manning, IN District 23

Keynote Speakers 9:15 – 9:45am

Harold Wimmer, National President & CEO, American Lung Association
Rocky Donahue, Executive Director, Pace Bus

Panel Discussion: Available Alternative Fuels 9:45 – 10:15am

John DeRosa, Senior Director, Clean Air Initiatives, American Lung Association
Overview of readily available alternative fuels including ethanol and biodiesel
Ted Barnes, Director, Research & Development, GTI
Overview of natural gas and propane usage in vehicles

Panel Discussion: Auto Manufacturers – EV Plans and Market 10:15 – 10:45am

Jared Jenson, EV Consultant Manager, General Motors
Overview of the EV plans for General Motors
Gary Parker, Director, Engineering Programs, Cummins
Overview of the EV plans for Cummins

Panel Discussion: Battery and Charging Infrastructure 10:45 – 11:15am

Katie Maller, Business Development Association, Marketing Coordinator, EV United
An overview of battery infrastructure considerations for EV adoption including topics such as DC fast charging, compatibility, and new and future charging technology.

Panel Discussion: Grid Management and Solutions 11:15 – 11:45am

Justin Sufan, Senior Director, Regulatory, New Products, AES Corp
An overview of grid management considerations for widespread EV adoption

Panel Discussion: Roadblocks and Solutions for EV Adoption 12:30 – 1:00pm

Ken Crowley, Superintendent of Fleet Services, Village of Oak Park
A case study for the process of fleet electrification
Tim Milburn, Partner, Green Ways 2Go
Alternative Fuel Corridors Site Readiness Study Lessons

Panel Discussion: EV Policy Approaches 1:00 – 2:00pm

Senator Cristina Castro, IL District 22
An update on proposed and existing EV policies in Illinois
Adam Berry, VP, Economic Development & Technology, IN Chamber of Commerce
An update on proposed and existing EV policies in Indiana
William Tokash, Energy Services Customer Solutions Leader, Indiana Michigan Power
Utility Programs and Incentives
Neda Deylami, Midwest Program Director, EV Noire
Incentives and policy solutions to be inclusive and equitable for diverse communities

Panel Discussion: Technology Considerations 2:00 – 2:30pm

Ted Barnes, Director, Research & Development, GTI
A brief overview of hydrogen fuel cell technology
Parker Meeks, Chief Strategy Officer, Hyzon Motors
Hydrogen fuel cell usage in commercial vehicles
Linda Gaines, Transportation System Analyst
A discussion on lithium-ion battery recycling processes

Corridor Study: Charging Station Siting 2:30 – 2:45pm

Tim Milburn, Partner, Green Ways 2Go
Overview of the process of siting for EV charging stations

Looking Forward – Staying Engaged and Upcoming Events 2:45 – 3:00pm

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director, Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
Upcoming events and opportunities, and how to stay engaged

Carmel Ride and Drive

September 11, 2021 4:00pm – 7:00pm EDT

The City of Carmel in partnership with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc. , Hoosier Electric Vehicle Association, Carmel Green Initiative, and Knozone is excited to announce that as part of the National Drive Electric Week we will be hosting an EV Ride and Drive on Saturday, September 11, 2021. This event will take place at and during our monthly Meet Me on Main event held on Main Street in Carmel, Indiana. Attendees will be able to test drive Electric Vehicles (EV’s), speak with EV owners and find out other important information regarding owning and charging EV’s in Carmel and Central Indiana from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the northeast corner of E. Main Street and N. Range Line Road.

EV Ride and Drive events give the public the chance to test out new electric vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. This year, Motor Drive and several local automotive dealers will have cars to test drive. There will be information about how to charge and where to charge EV’s, how they can improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions, how you can charge with solar power, how much fun they are to drive, and how owning an EV can save you money.

Register to attend or bring an electric vehicle using this link!

Indiana Energy Management conference

September 1, 2021 8:00am – 4:30pm EST

The Indiana Conference on Energy Management is Indiana’s premier conference on finding affordable and sustainable energy sources for your business, as well as networking with other professionals in the field. The Indiana Conference on Energy Management will cover the current status of energy in Indiana, what the future may hold and what your business can do to prepare. Join energy experts from throughout the state to learn the tools and strategies you need to cut costs and remain in compliance!

Greater Indiana’s Director, Kerri Garvin will be presenting “Driving Electric in Indiana” at 1:00pm. Join Kerri to learn more about Greater Indiana and our Drive Electric Indiana Program as well as EV market data, local projects and benefits of electric vehicles.

Greater Indiana members interested in attending the Indiana Energy Management Conference will receive a 20% discount on conference registration. To receive your discount code email Kaylee May at [email protected].

Greater Indiana Annual Awards and Reception

September 1, 2021 4:30pm – 7:00pm EST

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Cosmopolitan Ballroom B

Each year, Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc. (Greater Indiana) recognizes outstanding contributions to advancing the organization’s mission. Over the last 22 years, Greater Indiana’s stakeholders have worked to fulfill our mission – advancing alternative, domestic fueled transportation including energy efficient technologies across all sectors in Indiana.

Join us as we honor the work of our stakeholders fueling the future of Greater Indiana. Enjoy heavy appetizers and a chance to hear from some of our partners. Network with alternative fuel transportation leaders and advanced technology providers.

Keynote speaker: Gary Parker, Engineering Program Director, New Power, Cummins Inc.

Gary Parker serves as Engineering Program Director in the New Power business unit for Cummins Inc.  New Power is a strategic business unit partnered with other Cummins complimentary business units focusing specifically on electrification and fuel cell technologies and products.  Gary is responsible for developing and advancing New Power initiatives in the markets that Cummins serves.  These initiatives include the movement of research and technology towards product commercialization.  Gary also builds capabilities focusing on people, capital, business integration, and product.  Gary has been an employee at Cummins Inc. for 24 years and has served in various technical roles in the electrification space for the last 11 years.  Gary has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University with a focus on Systems and Controls and a Master of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.



Courtney Kingery is the CEO of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. In leading the state’s corn and soybean checkoff programs, her focus is on building domestic and global demand for corn and soybeans, funding practical research projects that benefit production agriculture, and educating both farmers and consumers about the benefits of farm products.




The event is free for Greater Indiana members. Not a member? Check out our membership levels here!

Space is limited so RSVP today!

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, immediately following the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Energy Management Conference. Greater Indiana members interested in attending the Indiana Energy Management Conference will receive a 20% discount on conference registration. To receive your discount code email Kaylee May at [email protected].

Event Sponsors:


Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact [email protected] to learn more about the full list of sponsorship benefits and opportunities.

Open Streets Fort Wayne

August 29, 2021 12:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Open Streets turn streets into meeting places, places to socialize and places to play. The event is free to attend. Open Streets is for all ages with over 100 hands-on games and activities, live music, dining at local restaurants while sitting at tables in the street, visiting businesses in a unique way and socializing with old and new friends.

Visit Greater Indiana’s booth to learn more about alternative fuels, look at and learn more about electric vehicles, and speak with EV drivers!

Indy Airstrip Attack

August 14-15, 2021

Greater Indiana is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Indy Airstrip Attack event presented by Indiana Corn Marketing Council and First Farmers Bank and Trust. The event takes place at the Marion Municipal Airport and features drivers racing with ethanol-fueled vehicles.

Watch the event Live Stream!

Forth Roadmap Conference

June 14-16, 2021

Greater Indiana is proud to support the Roadmap Conference as a Community Partner. The Roadmap Conference is the leading electric, shared and smart mobility conference in the U.S. Join us virtually June 14-16 for a graduate course in electric vehicle deployment and to advance transportation electrification efforts across the nation. For more information about the conference visit roadmapforth.org.

Use the link below to get $30 off the ticket price (discount already applied)!


Liquid Fuel Best Practices for Gasoline, Ethanol, Diesel, and Biomass-Based Diesel Fuels

June 22 and July 22, 2021

Vehicles, equipment, and the fuels that power them have changed significantly in recent years. Alternative fuels are becoming increasingly more available in the marketplace. National, state, and local goals for reducing vehicle emissions and increasing the use of domestic and renewable fuel sources have required new pollution control equipment, reduced sulfur levels in fuel, and increased use of biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel.
Please join us for an in-depth overview of petroleum fuels (gasoline/diesel), ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel; their characteristics, benefits, and considerations; and storage and handling best practices. We invite anyone interested in participating: B20 Club members, Clean Cities coalitions, fleet managers, mechanics, and more.

Please join us for an in-depth overview of petroleum fuels (gasoline/diesel), ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel; their characteristics, benefits, and considerations; and storage and handling best practices. We invite anyone interested in participating: B20 Club members, Clean Cities coalitions, fleet managers, mechanics, and more.

MEG Corp is an ASE-Accredited CASE Provider to administer and issue Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) CEUs. CEUs will be available for eligible participants. To qualify as a CASE activity and meet the criteria to earn CEUs, participants must complete and submit the following materials:
1. The pretest emailed to the registrants before the workshop
2. The evaluation form at the end of the workshop
3. The posttest emailed to the participants after the workshop*

*An 80% or higher score is required to receive a “Certificate of Completion” to obtain the CEU. Participants who do not receive at least an 80% receive a “Certificate of Attendance.”

We also ask that you complete the survey emailed to the participants 30 days after the workshop. Although this is not a requirement to earn CEUs, your feedback is valuable to gauge whether the information covered was valuable and applicable to your professional life. Participants who complete the exit survey will also receive a chance to win a 20-quart RTIC cooler.

Four virtual fuel workshops will cover information on petroleum fuels, ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel. The workshops are free of charge. The sessions repeat to allow attendance flexibility. The workshops will run for an estimated 2.5 hours on Tuesday, June 22nd, and Thursday, July 22nd. A .25 CEU will be offered once the participants meet all criteria (1 CEU credit requires 10 hours of contact time, 2.5-hour workshops = .25 CEUs).

Below you will find the available time slots and associated registration links:
Tuesday, June 22nd:
• 8 – 10:30 am CT – Register Here
• 12:30 – 3:00pm CT – Register Here
Thursday, July 22nd
• 8 – 10:30 am CT – Register Here
• 12:30 – 3:00pm CT – Register Here

The goal of our automotive service education is to disseminate the most up-to-date information about the fuels and technologies available today. This knowledge allows industry professionals to diagnose fuel-related issues accurately, answer customer questions, and provide recommendations about proper fuel handling and use best practices. The program also encourages the adoption of alternative fuels and technologies, like ethanol and biodiesel, as a strategy for combating climate change and protecting human health. If you have questions regarding this program or available alternative fuels, please contact [email protected].

Building a Biobased Fleet: Saving Money and Boosting Performance

April 29, 2021 10:00AM

As a large agricultural state, Indiana is fortunate to have farmers producing soy which is used to create a variety of beneficial biobased products. These products are helping local fleets meet their transportation goals and reduce their environmental impact. Join Greater Indiana, our partners with the American Lung Association and B20 Club of Indiana, and distinguished speakers from the Al Warren Oil Company, DC Water, and the United Soybean Board to find out how fleets can use biobased products to save money, boost performance, and reduce their carbon footprint.


What you will learn:
– The B20 Club of Indiana
– How biodiesel and biobased products can benefit your fleet
– Available biobased products
– How a fleet successfully switched to biodiesel and biobased products

Bailey Arnold, Senior Manager, Clean Air Initiatives – American Lung Association
Ronald Flowers, Biobased Consultant for the United Soybean Board
Tim Fitzgerald, Fleet Director – DC Water
Chris Case, Biobased Consultant for the United Soybean Board
Scott Piszczor, Midwest Lubricants Manager – Al Warren Oil

OKI’s EV Infrastructure Funding webinar

April 27, 2021 1:30PM to 3:00PM EST

As a follow-up to the EV Infrastructure Funding webinar OKI hosted last summer, they are presenting another EV Funding webinar on April 27, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This webinar will feature speakers from the following organizations; they will provide updates on their various EV Infrastructure grant programs from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund.

  • Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
  • Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
  • Ohio EPA

In addition, staff from the City of Columbus will provide an overview of their EV Infrastructure program, highlighting lessons learned from their EV Charger program.

We will also hear from representatives from Electrada, City of North College Hill and finally, the City of Montgomery will provide details about public/private partnership opportunities for EV Charging Infrastructure in the OKI region.


  • Welcome
  • VW Settlement Fund, EV Charger Funding updates for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio
  • City of Columbus, OH
  • Opportunities for Public/Private Partnerships
  • Discussion & Next Steps

Register HERE!

Sustainable School Buses: Lowering Costs and Emissions with Electric and Propane

April 7, 2021 11:00AM – 12:30PM EST

With the release of the Round 3 Vehicles replacement and repower grant, many schools are looking at how they can utilize grant funding to purchase new alternative school buses running on Electric and Propane. Hear from leading industry experts about the school bus models eligible under current grant opportunities as well as ways they can help with the transition to an alternative fuel bus.


Learn about:
– Electric and propane bus models currently on the market
-Benefits of alternative fuel buses
– Available manufacturer/dealer programs and incentives
– Scheduling an alternative school bus demonstration for your school

Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc.
Maria Brown, Sales Manager – Lion Electric
Albert Burleigh, Regional Executive Director – Blue Bird
Derek Whaley, Business Development Director – ROUSH CleanTech

Energy Independence Summit 2021

Transportation Energy Partners is hosting Energy Independence Summit, the nation’s premier clean transportation policy summit.

The 2021 all virtual summit will bring together leaders of the clean transportation industry, the Biden Administration and Congress to discuss new strategies for advancing markets for clean fuels and vehicles.

The 2021 All Virtual Summit will include two key components:

March 17–19, 2021 – Roundtables with Administration and Congressional Leaders

Participate in roundtable discussions with leaders of the Biden Administration’s clean transportation team, key Congressional committees, federal agencies, and the electric vehicle, natural gas, propane, biofuels, and hydrogen industries. Learn the latest about tax incentives, infrastructure investments and funding opportunities.

March 22–26, 2021 – Capitol Hill Week Meetings with Congressional Offices

Participate in Capitol Hill Week, where we will hold more than 300 virtual meetings with House and Senate offices. This will be a great opportunity to showcase how your fuels, technologies, and projects are reducing emissions and creating thousands of clean energy jobs in communities across America.

Plug into Grant Opportunities to Fund an Electric School Bus Fleet

March 18, 2021 11:00AM to 12:15PM EDT

School districts have begun electrifying their fleets, saving money, and reducing student exposure to emissions. Join Greater Indiana, along with our friends at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, to learn how you can plug into grant funding opportunities and electrify your school bus fleet.


Learn about:
– Benefits of electric school buses
– The ELPC’s work to help school fleets go electric
– Funding your Indiana electric school bus fleet
– Scheduling an electric school bus demonstration at your location

Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Kerri Garvin, Director
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate
Québec Government Office in Chicago
Martine Hebert, Head of Post


The electric bus grant from AEP and Indiana Michigan Power has been released. The application window will remain open until May 17, 2021. View the program flyer and criteria for school buses and transit buses. This grant is open to all fleets operating school and transit buses in Indiana.

Work Truck Week 2021

March 8–12, 2021

For more than 20 years, commercial truck manufacturers, distributors, upfitters and fleet managers have come together at The Work Truck Show® to see what’s new, hear what’s coming, and learn from each other the latest trends and ways to improve their operations and increase efficiency.

While an in-person event is not possible in 2021, we knew it was more important than ever to provide opportunities for connection and insight. With feedback from the work truck industry, NTEA developed a platform to showcase the products, innovations and solutions driving the future of the commercial vehicle market.

Work Truck Week 2021 (WTW21), which takes place online only March 8–12, 2021, is a reimagined way to connect the commercial vehicle community and provide the product news, market trends and operational insights you’ve come to expect from North America’s largest work truck event.