GREATER LONG ISLAND CLEAN CITIES COALITION (GLICCC)
The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC), located in Stony Brook's Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC), is a program supported by the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT). GLICCC is part of an 11-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 nine million dollars in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds to Long Island organizations advancing the use of AFVs over its 9-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 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 also administers a $15 million ARRA grant which provides funding for for alternative fuel vehicles and fueling infrastructure projects starting in 2010 and continuing through 2014.
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. It is at this yearly event that GLICCC launches it Call for Projects, requesting GLICCC stakeholders submit proposals for funding consideration. 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 events throughout the year, such as The Society of Fleet Supervisors, EarthStock at SUNY Stony Brook and the Business and Technology Expo. Please contact GLICCC at email@example.com or by calling (631) 504-5771 if your organization is hosting an event which GLICCC would be interested in attending.
Visit GLICCC’s website at www.GLICCC.org