Muncie Sanitary District Recognized By Greater IN Clean Cities Coalition

Posted by: Jason Donati on Friday, January 20, 2017

MUNCIE, IN – The City of Muncie and the Muncie Sanitary District were recognized for its GreenLine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station by the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition at the 14th Annual Indiana Legislator’s Luncheon. The luncheon was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.

At the event, Muncie Sanitary District was awarded the 2017 Natural Gas Award, recognizing GreenLine as East Central Indiana’s first municipally-owned CNG station. The award was accepted by Mayor Dennis Tyler—who saw the potential of the Muncie Sanitary District Board of Directors’ vision to create GreenLine—on behalf of the City of Muncie. GreenLine provides diesel alternatives for public and fleet vehicle use, contributing to Indiana’s efforts to reduce vehicle emissions.

“It is an honor for GreenLine to be recognized as the first CNG station of its kind in Indiana,” said Mayor Dennis Tyler. “The GreenLine CNG station represents our city’s commitment to be at the forefront of green initiatives in order to improve the quality of life for Muncie citizens.”

Public and private sector businesses in Indiana who make significant strides in the deployment and development of alternative fuels and technologies are recognized at the annual Indiana Legislator’s Luncheon. Award recipients have had a hand in creating green jobs, reducing mobile emissions, and creating energy security in Indiana.

“The Muncie Sanitary District’s vision has always been to be cleaner, greener, and more cost-effective,” explained Nikki Grigsby, District Administrator of the Muncie Sanitary District. “By balancing today’s environmental resources through sustainable practices—such as converting our fleet from diesel to CNG—we reinforce this commitment.”

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition sponsored the event to congratulate and thank those businesses contributing to the organization’s overall mission to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, generate green jobs, and improve air quality in Indiana.

For more information regarding the Muncie Sanitary District’s CNG initiatives, contact Nikki Grigsby at ngrigsby@msdeng.com or visit MuncieCNG.com.

Posted in Muncie Journal on January 19, 2017: Muncie Sanitary District Recognized By Greater IN Clean Cities Coalition

About GreenLine

Implemented by Muncie Sanitary District in 2014, GreenLine is East Central Indiana’s first municipally-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Since opening, GreenLine has converted its fleet of sanitation and Peterson trucks and street sweepers to CNG. Through these conversions, GreenLine has reduced Indiana’s negative environmental impact. For more information about GreenLine’s CNG initiatives, visitMuncieCNG.com.

About Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition (Greater Indiana) is a resource for member fleets in their deployment of alternative fuels and technologies, serving two-thirds of Indiana’s public and private sector fleets. The organization hosts education events to foster networking opportunities, facilitating partnerships between fleets and industry providers. In doing so, Greater Indiana strives to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, create green jobs, and improve air quality in Indiana. To learn more about Greater Indiana, visit GreaterIndiana.com.