The City of Greencastle will receive an honor Tuesday from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The CLEAN Community Award recognizes cities, towns and counties that proactively manage environmental impacts associated with governmental operations. April 13, 2015

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GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will present the City of Greencastle with a CLEAN Community award at a ceremony Tuesday evening at City Hall. The Indiana CLEAN Community Challenge (CLEAN) is a free voluntary recognition program that recognizes and rewards Indiana cities, towns, and counties for proactively managing environmental impacts associated with governmental operations. CLEAN stands for Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network.

Greencastle has worked to develop a Quality of Life Plan to minimize the potential environmental impacts from city operations and community-wide activities. Greencastle has selected five environmental improvement initiatives to focus on during a three-year period, including adding recreational walking/biking trails, adopting new storm water standards, and reducing energy consumption in city buildings. Greencastle will also work to eliminate invasive plant species and reduce litter city-wide.

For participants of CLEAN, making small changes in the way that local governments impact the environment can reap valuable rewards, including decreased costs, increased efficiencies, statewide recognition for your community, improved relationships with regulators, and certain financial and regulatory incentives from IDEM and state agency partners.

Who: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)

What: Presentation of CLEAN Community Award to City of Greencastle

When: 7 p.m. (local time), Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Where: Greencastle City Hall, 1 N. Locust St, Greencastle, IN 46135

On the Web: Information about IDEM’s CLEAN program can be found at http://www.in.gov/idem/prevention/2361.htm

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.

Source: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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