The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) is part of a 15-year-old, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities sponsored program that boasts close to 90 chapters nationwide. GLICCC’s mission and passion is to increase the public’s awareness and use of Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) while decreasing our regional and national dependency on foreign oil. Nationally, the DOE Clean Cities program focuses on five main areas: Alternative Fuels, Fuel Blends, (example: B5 Biodiesel & E10 Ethanol) Fuel Economy, Hybrid Vehicles and Idle Reduction. These issues fulfill not only the mission of our organization but also touch upon health issues.
GLICCC has been awarded and distributed 10 million dollars in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds and over 14 million dollars U.S. Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Long Island organizations advancing the use of AFVs over its 14-year existence. NYS receives CMAQ funding from a federal allocation based on non-attainment status (being in violation of USEPA Air Quality Standards). GLICCC has used CMAQ and ARRA funds to support alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects utilizing a variety of fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), bio-diesel, electricity and ethanol.
GLICCC organizes a one-day conference, called Advancing the Choice, in the fall of each year. The event draws fleet operators from all over Long Island and the Tri-state region to learn about the latest advancements in the industry and to network with their peers. Periodically, GLICCC holds targeted events in order to reach out to specific LI-based organizations such as municipalities, school bus operators and other industrial fleet operators.
GLICCC also participates in green and alternative fuel events throughout the year. GLICCC also participates in Hill Day, in Washington D. C., where we educate congressional leaders on alternative fuels. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is hosting an event in which GLICCC would be interested in attending.