About Clean Cities

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Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition


About Clean Cities 

Earth Day Coalition is a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition and aims “to advance the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation.”  The program is as result of a federal initiative started in 1993 and has grown to nearly 100 coalitions nationwide. Together these coalitions reduce petroleum consumption by 1 billion gallons annually. Each coalition is headed by a Clean Cities Coordinator and is expected to engage with their local community.

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Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition

As the local Clean Cities Coalition, we serve eight counties in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area including: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit. We bring together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to help reach the goals set out by the Department of Energy. In doing so, we provide educational tools, networking services, technical assistance, and funding assistance to these stakeholders and ultimately promote the use of alternative and renewable fuels as well as other clean transportation measures. The diagram below offers a visual breakdown of some of the benefits we can offer as your local coalition. 

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Links from flow chart above: fuel for thought, midwest evolve grant, national laboratories, tiger teams

 

Clean Transportation Staff 

ImageChristina Yoka is the Clean Cities Coordinator for the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition. The first came to Earth Day Coalition six years ago as the Special Event and Marketing Coordinator. She then pursued a masters in Conservation Studies with Miami University and was hired as the Argonne National Laboratory Workforce Development intern. From there, here interested in clean transportation grew blossomed into a thriving and rewarding career. She has held the Clean Transportation Program Director (Clean Cities Coordinator) position for two years now and has accomplished much during that time. Among these accomplishments are spearheading the Electric Vehicle Deployment Task Force and serving as a co-chair for the Year of Sustainable Transportation Alternative Fuel Vehicle subcommittee. Christina has extensive knowledge of the current state of Cleveland’s fueling infrastructure, fleets who have adopted alternative fuel technology, and works closely with local fuel providers. She has also developed and led workshops that highlight propane, compressed natural gas, biofuels, vehicle efficiency, idle reduction, and electric vehicle technology. If you would like more information about Earth Day Coalition's Clean Transportation Program, or the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition, email Christina at cyoka@earthdaycoalition.org 

 

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Lisa Heineman is the Argonne National Laboratory Workforce Development Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a specialization in Environmental and Society applicationsfrom the Ohio State University. Her most notable accomplishment in this position has been planning and 5th Annual Clean Transportation Cruise-in at Edgewater Beach. She is experienced working in non-profit, government, and educational settings. Her most notable professional experiences include working as a page for the Ohio House of Representatives and Interning with National Geographic. Through her current role with the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition she has been able to expand upon her long-time interests in sustainability. Additionally, Lisa has gained experience in marketing and event planning through her time spent with Earth Day Coalition. To learn more about the internship or Clean Transportation program, email Lisa at lheineman@earthdaycoalition.org


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