Chicago Coalition Hosts Clean Air Golf Outing and Clean Vehicle Seminar

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2017 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition hosts its 17th annual Clean Air Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison Road in Wood Dale.

The day will kick off with a free Clean Vehicles Seminar, followed by an afternoon of golf and dinner. Highlights of the morning program include:

  • An update on the $14.7 Billion Volkswagen Settlement, including funding grants to purchase new trucks, buses, vessels, locomotives, and other non-road equipment, and zero-emissions infrastructure.
  • An overview of how to charge your plug-in electric or hybrid vehicle more quickly.
  • A presentation on DC Fast Charging for plug-in vehicles.

“Our morning seminar offers a chance to learn about the latest in clean-vehicle and electric-vehicle technologies,” said John Walton, chairman, Chicago Area Clean Cities. “The golf outing and the seminar also offer terrific networking opportunities. We have people join us from throughout the Chicago area who are experts at environmental and technological solutions that improve air quality, save fuel, and help fleets realize a fast return on investment.”

Chicago Area Clean Cities is a voluntary coalition whose mission over the last 23 years has been to support local actions to improve the environmental performance and efficiency in the transportation sector in the six-county Chicago metro area. CACC’s membership is comprised of federal, state and local governments, commercial fleets, auto manufacturers, dealerships, environmental organizations, corporations, small businesses, and individuals. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use.

In 2017, Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

To register for the free morning seminar or the afternoon golf outing, visit The deadline is Sept. 1.

About Chicago Area Clean Cities

Chicago Area Clean Cities is a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting cleaner energy for commercial and government fleets in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. CACC is one of nearly 100 coalitions across the country that are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy and air quality. CACC concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. To become involved or learn more about the coalition visit


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