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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention > CLEAN Community Challenge > Benefits and Rewards Benefits and Rewards

What are the Benefits of Membership? - CLEAN Community Members Receive Recognition, Financial, and Regulatory Rewards

Municipalities who qualify as CLEAN Communities will have implemented a less expensive, more effective, and greener plan for their community’s environmental issues. Indiana’s air, land, and water will be cleaner, and the state will be a healthier place. Municipalities may see the following benefits:

  • Improved ability to meet compliance requirements
  • Increased efficiency, reduced costs and greater operational consistency
  • Improved environmental awareness, involvement and competency throughout the organization
  • Better communication about environmental issues inside and outside the organization
  • Better relationships with regulators
  • Improved quality of life for residents
  • Improved ability to attract businesses and residents to locate in your community

In addition, IDEM offers the following rewards to communities attaining CLEAN status:

  • Priority Support and Assistance from IDEM’s confidential Compliance & Technical Assistance Program (CTAP)
  • A Road Sign carrying the CLEAN Community Logo
  • A Plaque
  • A CLEAN Community Logo for use on city letterhead, websites, and newspapers
  • A Press Event or News Release announcing membership in the program
  • Recognition on IDEM’s web site
  • Invitation to join the Partners for Pollution Prevention
  • Increased visibility as a partner with IDEM on future pilot and funding projects
  • Invitations to attend annual CLEAN Member meetings with IDEM Commissioner to discuss environmental progress and/or needs.
  • Recognized as a clean and healthy place to live in Indiana

Become a CLEAN Community Today!

Questions? Please contact the CLEAN program manager at (800) 988-7901 or via email at