CROWN POINT — South Shore Clean Cities and Lakeshore Public Radio are again collaborating to produce the show “Green Fleet Radio” with financial support from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, the partners announced Monday.
All new shows are set to begin airing on September 4, 2019 following a nine-month hiatus.
“South Shore Clean Cities is thrilled to hit the airwaves again with ‘Green Fleet Radio,’” South Shore Clean Cities Executive Director Carl Lisek said. “Sharing information about the successful sustainable transportation and energy initiatives as well as clean air programs of our members and partners often spurs others to take similar action. Being able to do so with the financial backing of our partner NIRPC while supporting public radio benefits everyone.”
Lisek will again serve as host for “Green Fleet Radio,” interviewing guests in the Lakeshore Public Radio studios in Merrillville on topics pertaining to South Shore Clean Cities’ mission. Guests include leaders at the local, state and national levels in the public, private and nonprofit sectors who are making a difference in the sustainable transportation, fuel and energy fields.
September guests include Kevin Kirkham and Don Babcock of NIPSCO, Scott Weber of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), Amy Rosa of Wa-Nee Community Schools and Andrew Penca of Cummins, Inc.
South Shore Clean Cities is a nonprofit, member-based coalition dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation and clean energy options in Northern Indiana. South Shore Clean Cities is one of nearly 100 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions. The coalitions partner with members in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to increase the use and implementation of sustainable transportation and its infrastructure. The programs supported by South Shore Clean Cities and its members strengthen the nation’s energy security, reduce dependence on imported oil, improve air quality and support local jobs and the local economy.
Funding for the shows is made possible through the generous support of NIRPC, a regional council of local governments serving the citizens of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Northwest Indiana. NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development.
“We take our charge for improving sustainability in the region seriously at NIRPC, so we’re thrilled to once again be partnering with South Shore Clean Cities to get this program on the air,” NIRPC Executive Director Ty Warner said. “Northwest Indiana is experiencing unprecedented interest in protecting and enhancing the region’s natural assets and environment and it’s important to get the word out about ways that businesses and residents can work together to make sure the Region they love remains special for future generations.”
South Shore Clean Cities previously partnered with Lakeshore Public Radio to produce Lisek’s “The Green Commuter” radio show from 2013-2015.
“We are so excited to have Green Fleet Radio on Lakeshore Public Radio for another season,” said James A. Muhammad, president and CEO of Lakeshore Public Media. “South Shore Clean Cities has been a wonderful partner in educating the public on the options and opportunities provided by sustainable transportation and energy. We are especially happy to have the support of NIRPC to continue this project.”
“Green Fleet Radio” will air every Wednesday at 7:33 a.m. during “Morning Edition;” between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. during “Regionally Speaking” and at 4:21 p.m. during “All Things Considered.”
Listeners can tune in to Lakeshore Public Radio at 89.1 FM or streaming online at http://lakeshorepublicradio.org/. “Green Fleet Radio” shows will be available in their entirety at https://www.lakeshorepublicradio.org/programs/green-fleet-radio and https://southshorecleancities.org/news-events/green-fleet-radio/ after 9 a.m. on the day they air.
South Shore Clean Cities is celebrating 20 years this year, take a look back at what its members and partners have accomplished here.