The City of South Bend Office of Sustainability, Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and South Shore Clean Cities are partnering to co-host a one-day conference and expo centered on sustainable solutions for public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The Sustainable Solutions Conference and Expo runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at Century Center, 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in South Bend, Indiana.

“We’re excited to again co-host this event with our partners at MACOG and South Shore Clean Cities,” said Evelyn Bauman, director of sustainability for the City of South Bend. “Attendees will earn valuable knowledge about how they can further their organization’s sustainability efforts from those who have already experienced success or helped others to achieve their goals.”

Keynote speakers include Communications Director Bill McCall with the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company and Mayor Jeremy Stutsman of the City of Goshen.

The event will feature breakout sessions with experts presenting the latest on cleaner fleets, greener buildings and managing organizational sustainability initiatives. Exhibit booths and indoor vehicle displays will be available to showcase the latest in cost-saving technologies.

Financial, operations, facilities and fleet managers at public, private and nonprofit organizations of all sizes are encouraged to attend.

The event is co-sponsored by BCA Environmental Consultants, Inovateus Solar, NIPSCO and Ozinga Energy.

Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available and pre-registration is required. Additional information, including registration and speaker biographies, is available online at or by calling (219) 644-3690.

About the City of South Bend Office of Sustainability: The City of South Bend’s Office of Sustainability is leading the effort to coordinate our community’s response to the urgent threat of climate change. The Office’s approach includes climate adaptation and mitigation strategies that center equity. The Office is focused on promoting access to and utilization of renewable energy, improving our buildings’ energy efficiency, expanding clean transportation and fostering green entrepreneurship and workforce development opportunities. Learn more at

About the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG): The Michiana Area Council of Governments is a metropolitan planning commission serving Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties in northern Indiana. The voluntary organization of local governments studies and attempts to resolve, for the benefit of each member and the region, areas of interlocal issues, which includes but is not limited to transportation, transit, economic development, environment and other issues that impact the region. To learn more, go to

About South Shore Clean Cities: South Shore Clean Cities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by Legacy Environmental Services, Inc., an Indiana Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Designated as the 71st Clean Cities coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s more than 75 Clean Cities coalitions and is the only Clean Cities coalition in the state of Indiana. The organizations support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. Learn more at