Thank you to those who registered for
Chicago Area Clean Cities'
Annual End of Year Meeting & Holiday Reception
Please join us as we wrap up 2013 and look ahead at what's to come for 2014. We will be awarding Green Fleet awards and announcing 2013's Clean Fuel Champion. In honor of you, a CACC dedicated stakeholder, stay after the meeting for a festive reception and plated dinner. If you have the time, please enjoy the Zoo free of admission prior to the meeting - just mention you are with the Chicago Area Clean Cities event at Bocaditos and you will be let in.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Brookfield Zoo - Bocaditos
*near the Living Coast Exhibit
8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
*ENTER AT SOUTH GATE
RSVP no later than December 3 at email@example.com. Please indicated whether or not you plan to stay for dinner
3:00 PM Registration
Welcome and IntroductionsCoalition Meeting
o Presentation by Brookfield Zoo
o Year in review and look ahead
o END OF AN ARRA: Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project Wrap Up
Ted Barnes, Gas Technology Institute
o AFLEET and IdleBox Tools Review
Andy Burnham, Argonne National Laboratory
IL Green Fleets Designations and Clean Cities Lifetime Achievement Award
Darwin Burkhart, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, CACC Chair
Presentation of Chicago Area Clean Cities 2013 Clean Fuels Champion
Samantha Bingham, Chicago Dept. of Transportation, CACC Coordinator
4:30 Networking Reception
Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) coalition is a voluntary organization dedicated to encouraging the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Alternative fuels in use in the Chicago area include gaseous fuels like natural gas and propane and biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel along with some hydrogen. Electric vehicles and charging stations for EVs are becoming prevalent throughout Chicago, its suburbs and the entire state of Illinois. To find EV charging stations and alternative-fuel stations in the Chicago area, visit the Alternative Fueling Station Locator.
Alternative technologies include things such as hybrid-electric vehicles, hybrid-hydraulic vehicles, idle reduction strategies and advanced fuel-economy improvements.
Clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies help improve air quality and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
CACC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. CACC is one of nearly one hundred Clean Cities coalitions across the country that participate in this program. CACC received its designation as a Clean Cities coalition in 1994 -- the tenth coalition nationwide to do so.
CACC members represent government, businesses, educational and research institutions, fuel providers, utilities and environmental organizations.
CACC's current bylaws can be viewed here (PDF).
CACC's goal of encouraging the use of clean fuels and clean fuel vehicles in the Chicago metropolitan area is achieved through the following objectives: