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Event Highlights: For their Odyssey 2014 event Wisconsin Clean Cities hosted an afternoon workshop at Outpost Natural Foods new location in Mequon. Activities included a vehicle showcase displaying a Nissan LEAF, LPG Patrol Vehicle, EV Motorcycle, LPG Pick-Up Truck, BMW i3, E85 Ford Fusion, CNG Honda Civic, CNG Ford Transit Connect, and a Tesla. Discussions covered the green vehicle movement, how it’s grown and why it’s important to consider, and demystify some of the stereotypes of alternative fuels and technologies.

There was a “Selfie Scavenger Hunt” that took place from October 1-October 14. Prizes were given to the participant who submitted the most photos of various alternative fuel items from a given list.



Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director

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Erika Noble, Site Coordinator

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Co-Host: Milwaukee Area Technical College

Sponsors/Partners:Madison Truck Equipment, U.S. Venture—GAIN Clean Fuel

Thursday, October 4, 2012
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Event Location:
Monona Community Center
1011 Nichols Road
Monona, WI 53716

Event Highlights: For National AFV Day Odyssey, Wisconsin Clean Cities Southeast Area (WCC-SEA) hosted a morning workshop on October 4th at Monona’s Community Center, and an afternoon workshop on compressed natural gas (CNG) for heavy duty fleets at Liberty Hall Banquet and Conference Center two weeks later.  At the Monona event, attendees were able to listen to presentations from fleet operators, who spoke on their firsthand experiences using alternative fuels in Wisconsin. In addition, several attendees were able to attend a tour of a CNG facility. Two weeks later, 55 people attended the Liberty Hall event, which featured a presentation by U.S. Venture on their CNG fuel and the GAIN Clean Fuel experience. Other speakers also focused particularly on CNG.

Lorrie Lisek, Site Coordinator
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Emily DeVillers, Site Coordinator
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

10/18 Event Location:
Liberty Hall Banquet & Conference Center
800 Eisenhower Drive
Kimberly, WI 54136

Lorrie Lisek, Site Coordinator
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

10/25 Event Location:
Oconomowoc Utilities Shop
808 S. Worthington Street
Oconomowoc, WI

Event Highlights:

Wisconsin Clean Cities hosted four events across the state in October for its “Month of Odyssey.”

“One of the many advantages of having partners across the state are the events we can collaborate on,” Emily Devillers, a project associate for Wisconsin Clean Cities, explained. “Because of our partnerships, we were able to present “A Month of Odyssey” by hosting two events ourselves and partnering with event hosts International Motorwerks in La Crosse and American Lung Association in Wisconsin in Milwaukee. This allowed WI Clean Cities to reach more of the public by publicizing four Odyssey events in different cities across Wisconsin that were on different fuels and featured different alternative fuel fleets.”

Wisconsin Clean Cities hosted its events in Monona on October 4 , in Kimberly on October 18, and Oconomowoc on October 25 . Presentations and vehicle displays focused primarily on compressed natural gas (CNG.).


The Wisconsin Clean Cities event in Monona, Wisconsin featured compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Credit: Wisconsin Clean Cities.


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Nett Technology, E.H. Wolf & Sons

Attendance: 57 students, faculty, consumers

Event Highlights: Wisconsin Clean Cities, along with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, facilitated an Odyssey event at Milwaukee Area Technical College that was very well received by attendees and speakers alike. The day’s activities included vehicle demonstrations that created a wonderful networking opportunity for participants. The event also included the following panel discussions: an eco-driving panel that created more awareness for drivers, both in their professional and personal lives; an alternative fuels and advanced technology panel that educated participants on a number of different options; and a funding opportunities panel that encouraged participants to continue to seek funding through available sources. Participants appreciated the opportunity to speak with experts in the field and receive immediate feedback. Wisconsin Clean Cities received a number of follow-up e-mails praising the event and is looking forward to Odyssey 2012.

Event Location:
Milwaukee Area Technical College – South Campus
6665 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Contact: Francis X. Vogel, Executive Director


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Host Site Coordinator: Wisconsin Clean Cities – Southeast Area, Inc.

Event Type: Luncheon, Vehicle Expo, Informational Exhibits, Panel Presentation

Sponsors/Partners: We Energies, Weston Solutions, E.H. Wolf and Sons, Greenfield Compression, Columbia ParCar Corp., and Azure Dynamics

Attendees: 70+ General Public, Private Sector, Nonprofit Sector

Event Highlights: Wisconsin Clean Cities – Southeast Area held the Badger State’s first-ever National AFV Day Odyssey event, “Advantage Green: AFVs Go Mainstream,” in 2006. The 2008 edition, “Driving Toward a Greener Fleet,” held at the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) Field Headquarters, also began with a buffet luncheon and featured remarks from public officials, including DPW Commissioner, Jeff Mantes, and Milwaukee Alderman, Willie Wade. Event sponsors were recognized, including Fuel Advantage Magazine, a national Odyssey partner. Attendees then viewed an array of informational exhibits and visited the outdoor AFV Expo, where AFVs, hybridelectric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, a plug-in hybrid and a shuttle bus were displayed. A closing panel presentation on current and future AFVs and hybrids featured Maria Redmond (Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence); Peter McMullen (Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources & Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air); Randy Knapp (Wisconsin Propane Gas Association); Rich Gunther (General Motors); and John Billman (Schlossmann’s Honda City).



Coordinator: Wisconsin Clean Cities-Southeast Area, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Event Type: Luncheon, Vehicle Expo, Informational Exhibits, Panel Presentation

Attendees: 90+ Participants representing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors

Sponsors: We Energies, DaimlerChrysler Motors Company LLC, Inland Detroit Diesel – Allison, and U.S. Department of Energy

Event Highlights: Wisconsin’s maiden Odyssey event celebrated new pathways to energy independence, as Wisconsin Clean Cities- Southeast Area launched the Badger State’s first-ever National AFV Day Odyssey. Advantage Green–AFVs Go Mainstream began with a buffet luncheon, featuring remarks from public officials, including DPW Commissioner Jeff Mantes, Milwaukee Alderman Willie Wade, City of Milwaukee Environmental Sustainability Director Ann Beier, and Alice in Dairyland (Nicole Reese). Event sponsors also honored Fuel Advantage magazine, a national Odyssey partner, and Justin Fons, a local teen who recently took part in and won a historic competition to achieve the most miles per gallon for a mass-production vehicle.