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April, 2008
 workshops were held in Gary, Indianapolis and Jeffersonville. For workshop materials, click here.  

May 5-7, 2008
National Brownfields Conference 2008 was held in Detroit, MI.  For post-conference materials, click here.

June 5, 2008
IFA Sustainability Workshop
For conference materials, click here.

July 16, 2008 
National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) and the Brownfield Communities Network (BCN) held a FREE web cast on Brownfields Innovation.  For presentation materials, click here

July 17, 2008 ICMA (International City/County Management Association) hosted an audioconference on Sustainable Communities: Successful Leadership Strategies
For presentation and reference materials, click here

July 21 - 25, 2008
Great Lakes Environmental Planning, U.S. EPA, the Northeast-Midwest Institute, and the Delta Institute held
the Nuts & Bolts of Redeveloping Brownfields for Local Government in Kansas City, MO.For course information and past and future training, click here

August 21, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30 CDT
Sustainable Practices, Brownfields Prevention Challenge 1
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August 26, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30 CDT
Sustainable Practices, Brownfields Prevention Challenge 2 
City of Moline, Illinois
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August 27 -28, 2008
2008 Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development
 presented by the Indiana Association for Community and Economic Development (IACED), the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHDDA), and the Indiana Coalition on Homeless Issues (ICHHI)
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
More information and registration

September 4, 2008, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Grant Workshop/Grant Proposal Guidelines Orientation
Register at:
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September 8, 2008
Balanced Transportation for Healthier Communities Conference

Indianapolis, IN

September 9-11, 2008
From Brown to Green: Sustainable Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties Workshop
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

September 10, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30 CDT
Sustainable Practices, Brownfields Prevention Challenge 3
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September 11, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 EDT
2008 Land Use Update — FREE Video Seminar Series
Session 4 — Green Infrastructure and Green Building
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September 17, 2008
IDEM 11th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
Primo's West, Plainfield, IN

September 18, 2008  10am-4pm EST
Indiana Brownfields Program/U.S. EPA Workshop - FREE 
Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 19
Indianapolis, IN
Final Agenda
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September 25, 2008  2:00-3:30 EST
Environmental Risk Management- Performing Due Diligence in the Era of Climate Change Webinar

October 1-2, 2008
AISWMD's 16th Annual Conference, Exhibitor Expo and Business Meeting
Lilly Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN

October 7, 2008  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Get Insider Tips to Tap EPA's $80 Million Grant Program
for Revitalization of Brownfields - An ICMA audioconference

October 24, 2008
Deadline to Request an Acknowledgement Letter from the Indiana Brownfields Program for the U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Proposals
Acknowledgement Letter Request Form

October 24, 2008 
Green or Sustainable Construction in Indiana Seminar
Sheraton Hotel City Centre, Indianapolis, IN

October 28, 2008  2:00 p.m. EST
Building the Business Case for Brownfields Redevelopment in Underserved Communities
Disadvantaged Brownfields Communities Network webcast

October 30, 2008  2:00 p.m. EST
Using Land Banks as a Strategy to Spur Brownfields Redevelopment
Disadvantaged Brownfields Communities Network webcast

October 30, 2008 
Communities at the Crossroads XI: Growth and Rising Fuel Prices
Indiana Land Use Consortium
Indiana Government Center South, Indianapolis, IN

October 31, 2008
Using Sustainability to Improve Remediation Decisions
Vita Nuova Sustainability Series Internet Seminar

November 3, 2008
Indiana Brownfields Program Grant Deadline for Stipulated Assessment Grants (SAG) and Stipulated Remediation Grants (SRG)

November 5-6, 2008
EPA/YEU Veteran Small Business and Grant Opportunity Conference
Chicago, IL

November 12-14, 2008
Sustainable Property Transactions: Deal Making and Redevelopments of Contaminated Sites
(Session on Vapor Intrusion and Green Buildings) San Francisco, CA

November 14, 2008
U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Proposal Deadline

November 15-18, 2008
2008 National Trails Symposium 
"Innovative Trails: Transforming the American Way of Life"
Little Rock, Arkansas

November 21, 2008
Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Inter-Municipal Cooperation
Vita Nuova Sustainability Series Internet Seminar

Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.