2020 Past Events

Greater Indiana 2020 Past Events:


Propane Autogas Answers Event

November 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EDT

Join us and the Propane Education and Research Council, Midwest Transit Equipment, and Co-Alliance to learn about the benefits of propane as an alternative fuel. Learn about available propane vehicles and fueling infrastructure, making it easier for consumers to make the switch today.


Session Topics:
– Benefits of Propane
– Available Propane Vehicles
– Propane Fueling Infrastructure

Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Kerri Garvin, Director
Propane Education and Research Council
Steve Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development
Midwest Transit Equipment
Kevin Feldmann, Regional Sales Manager
Mark Ransom, Petroleum and LP Sales Specialist

Fuel Your Day: Natural Gas Vehicles

November 5, 2020 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM EDT

Fuel your day with Greater Indiana and ACT Research for the third session in a three-part transportation discussion series. Join ACT Research’s Senior Advisor of Alternative Fuels, Drew Laing, for a discussion about Natural Gas Vehicles.

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Drew Laing, Senior Advisor of Alternative Fuels – ACT Research

Fuel Your Day: Electrification of Heavy Duty Trucks

October 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM EDT

Fuel your day with Greater Indiana and ACT Research for the second session in a three-part transportation discussion series. Join ACT Research’s Principal of Industry Analysis, Jim Meil, for a conversation over coffee about the electrification of heavy duty trucks.


Kerri Garvin, Executive Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Jim Meil, Principal of Industry Analysis – ACT Research

Evolution of an All Electric Street Sweeper

October 14, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

Join us for an in-person demonstration of the Global M4EV electric sweeper.

Brown Equipment Company is proud to feature Global Environmental Products, Inc. with the introduction of the new ALL ELECTRIC M4EV Class 7 Mechanical Street Sweeper. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear more about the technology behind the M4EV Sweeper and the funding options available for electric vehicles (EV).


For more event information, visit: https://brownequipment.net/electricsweeper/

Under the Hood: Electric School Buses

October 6, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EDT

The adoption of electric school buses is on the rise as more organizations move to reduce fleet emissions. Join us, along with the ELPC, Blue Bird, and Lion Electric to go under the hood of an electric school bus to learn about the latest technology and what you need to know to transition and maintain a fleet of electric school buses. Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4738509597246141448

Session Topics:
– Latest electric school bus technology
– Transitioning a school bus fleet to electric
– How the ELPC is helping fleets in Indiana go electric

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate – Environmental Law & Policy Center
Hinton Harrison, Engineering Supervisor – Blue Bird
Richard Lee, Director of Sales, School Bus, Eastern USA – Lion Electric

Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Virtual Workshop

September 30 – October 1 Workshop

Greater Indiana Clean Cities is partnering with Forth for our first-ever virtual EV Workplace Charging Workshop, presented by Knozone on September 30 and October 1, 2020. Event sponsors include Energy Systems Network, Ratio, Rolls Royce, and Springbuk. This free two-day event will provide an opportunity for corporate and municipality leaders in the state of Indiana and beyond to come together and learn from industry experts about the benefits and realities of electric vehicle charging in the workplace.

Day 1 – Wednesday, September 30

Day 2 – Thursday, October 1

The virtual workshop can be accessed through the networking and event app, Whova. Participants will be able to interact with other attendees and exhibitors as well as access event sessions through the app.

Fuel Your Day: Changes in Emissions Standards

September 11 Session

Fuel your day with Greater Indiana and ACT Research for the first session in a three-part transportation discussion series. Join ACT Research’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis & Research, Frank Maly, for a conversation over coffee about changes in the transportation industry’s emissions standards. https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/ed3e674205ff830d5496404b513bb602b1424c7d42c077371c45594f0c6eaaaa

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Frank Maly, Director of CV Transportation Analysis & Research – ACT Research

2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference

September 1-2 Conference

IUPUI is hosting the Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, presented by the Indianapolis Airport Authority and made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation. The Conference is a productive, annual gathering of sustainability professionals and champions, where we will showcase local successes, share best practices, engage in place-based problem solving, and facilitate collaboration to advance sustainability in the Hoosier state.

The Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference is a VIRTUAL event taking place over two half days, Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Kerri Garvin, Executive Director at Greater Indiana Clean Cities, will be speaking on September 1 during the first engagement session. Her presentation, The Case for Electrification, will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

Ethanol 101: Create a Cleaner, More Cost Effective Fleet

September 2 Webinar

With 14 ethanol plants, Indiana’s ethanol industry has become a major driver of economic growth. For many looking to lower their environmental impact, ethanol has become the alternative fuel of choice. Join us, along with the Indiana Marketing Council and Casey’s General Store, to learn how you can benefit from making the switch to ethanol. Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3912119955592565003

Session Topics:
– Benefits of ethanol
– Indiana Corn Marketing Council programs and services
– Casey’s General Store’s ethanol locations, fuel blends, and pricing

Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Helena Jette, Biofuels Director – Indiana Corn Marketing Council
Jake Comer, Fuel Pricing Manager – Casey’s General Stores


2020 Indiana Conference On Energy Management

August 19 Conference

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.

Brought to you by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the conference will cover the current status of energy in Indiana, what the future may hold and what your business can do to prepare.

Greater Indiana’s Executive Director, Kerri Garvin’s on-demand session, Alternative Fuel Transportation will be available to view from August 19 to October 1.

OKI EV Funding Webinar

July 29 Webinar

The OKI EV Infrastructure & Fleet Funding Webinar was held on July 29, 2020. Funding opportunities and tips on how to secure EV charging stations within the OKI region were discussed. A demonstration on how to use the OKI EV Charging Station Locator was provided. Kerri Garvin gave a presentation on the VW RFP for EV infrastructure. Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eVM1k5We4w

Greater Indiana Clean Cities, City of Fort Wayne & Indiana Soybean Alliance: Biodiesel Workshop

July 22 Webinar
Learn how a municipal fleet transitioned to biodiesel, the infrastructure updates and requirements, and available programs to support fleets making the shift. Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6011397714366995713

Session Topics:
– Benefits of Biodiesel
– Fueling Infrastructure and Requirements
– Transitioning to Biodiesel

Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Helena Jette, Biofuels Director – Indiana Soybean Alliance
Larry Campbell, Director of Fleet Operations – City of Fort Wayne

Greater Indiana Clean Cities, City of Bloomington & Electrification Coalition: Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative Workshop

July 1 Webinar

Learn more about the Electrification Coalition’s Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative and how the program assists cities purchasing electric vehicles and supply equipment. Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8327150621417351682

Session Topics:
– Electrification Coalition
– Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative
– City of Bloomington’s Experience with the EV Purchasing Collaborative
– City of Bloomington’s Sustainability Plan

Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Cher Griffith Taylor, Fleet Electrification – Electrification Coalition
Lauren Travis, Assistant Director of Sustainability – City of Bloomington

Greater Indiana Clean Cities & EVunited: Electric Vehicle Charging Workshop

April 22 Webinar
The demand and investment into Electric Vehicles (EV) is surging. Learn more about electric vehicle equipment, infrastructure requirements, and support available through grants and utility programs.

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7171194463169542924

Session Topics:
– Benefits of EV Charging
– EV Charging Solutions
– Planning Considerations
– Indiana Rate Advantages/Grants/Utility Incentives

Kerri Garvin, Director – Greater Indiana Clean Cities
Abby Roen, Business Development Manager – EVunited
Craig Morris, Energy Services Program Manager – Indiana Michigan Power

Greater Indiana’s 2020 Annual Awards and Reception

March 3, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

10 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Keynote speaker: Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana
Guest speaker: Mark Smith, Technology Integration Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy

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

Mayor Jim Brainard is Carmel, Indiana’s first five-term mayor and will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Carmel has been an active member of Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition making fuel efficiency improvements to their fleet and using alternative fuel vehicles. Carmel has been honored with many awards for its high quality of life and environmental initiatives and is among Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America.

Mark Smith is the Technology Integration Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy.VTO Technology Integration activities are managed by DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Headquarters staff provide program direction and oversight to regional managers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and for related program activities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and other national labs. Headquarters support members shown below provide technical assistance and help to manage VTO Technology Integration projects.

Space is limited so RSVP today!

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

2020 NTEA Work Truck Show!

Greater Indiana members get a FREE PASS.

This Free Pass gives a member access to the Work Truck Show and one concurrent educational session.

Register online!