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. CLEAN members develop and implement a Quality of Life Plan and select five environmental priorities to focus on during a three-year designation period. CLEAN is a program that can potentially help communities cut operating costs, while improving the quality of life for residents. For participants, 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.
CLEAN applications are accepted year round. The CLEAN Web Topics listed below provide more details and information about the program and can help you get started. If you would like to schedule a meeting to learn more, contact the CLEAN program manager at (800) 988-7901 or via email at "CLEAN at idem.IN.gov".