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Information about greengasstationplan

Published on March 6, 2008

Author: lusi


Green Greeting and Gas :  Green Greeting and Gas Viewing the site at 31 and 26…:  Viewing the site at 31 and 26… Proposal:  Proposal Bathrooms Kokomo Welcome Center Garage Fueling station Organic market Grassy knoll The Need:  The Need Recycling bin Kokomo information center Ethanol options Organic fruit and vegetable market on the south side Career and community wall Public restrooms Public stop area for animals Why Go Green? :  Why Go Green? Better for the environment Lowers greenhouse gases Reduces smog Reduces foreign petroleum needs Supports American farmers and refineries What We Offer:  What We Offer Hotels and Restaurants Park Band Kokomo Symphony Orchestra IUK Art Gallery Kokomo Art Association Art Center Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Hoosier Art Collection City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum Elwood Haynes Museum Theaters Grissom Air Museum Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company The Seiberling Mansion Kirkendall Interpretive Center Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center Kokomo City Parks Golf Courses Camping Close Proximity to Indianapolis Benefits:  Benefits Brings in business Encourages knowledge of the history of Kokomo Beautifies Kokomo Cleans up a brownfield site Helps promote career opportunities Provides a safe rest area Encourages recycling for southside residents Provides jobs for maintence crews and builders Benefits cont.:  Benefits cont. Increases the public’s awareness regarding organic produce Starts the innovative process of bringing in ethanol companies and providers Benefits of the Market:  Benefits of the Market Financially self-sustaining The local farmers and gardeners will have the opportunity to sell their organic products at the market Selling produce from the local area will minimize energy use and keep the capital in our community The position of the market will be convenient for the customers of White’s Meat Market, along with travelers on US 31 The Importance of Recycling Bins:  The Importance of Recycling Bins By recycling one aluminum can per day, we can save enough energy to operate a television set for 3 hours In the United States right now, landfills are filling up and closing at the rate of approximately two per day By providing recycling bins, we would be encouraging the citizens of Kokomo to decrease their trash output and increase their energy saving What the gas station would provide…:  What the gas station would provide… E15, E85, and Biodiesel pumps A nitrogen filling station for tires A service station with the capability of converting cars to use more environmentally-friendly fuels What Is Biodiesel?:  What Is Biodiesel? Produced from domestic, renewable resources Contains no fossil fuel, but it can be blended with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend Can be used in diesel engines with few or no changes Simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and odor Why Fill Your Tires with Nitrogen?:  Why Fill Your Tires with Nitrogen? Reduced fire danger No moisture Keeps tires at best pressure for longer, improving fuel mileage Costs:  Costs Clean up and evaluation of the underground tank damage Creating a bathroom facility Utility bills, such as water and electricity Maintenance Renovating the building Equipment for the garage Paying for the Bathrooms:  Paying for the Bathrooms We could use our bathrooms for local advertising, with businesses paying a fee for the stall space A study by Audits & Surveys Worldwide showed that 76% of public restroom users interviewed said that they remembered at least one ad from a restroom Available Grants:  Available Grants Site Assessment Grant Initiative Petroleum Remediation Grant Federal Highway Administration National Scenic Byways Program Federal Preserve America Grant Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department Kokomo/Howard County Convention and Visitors' Bureau Funding for Ethanol Station:  Funding for Ethanol Station Indiana Department of Transportation for Brownfield Projects: Grants and low-interest loans for environmental assessment and remediation activities Tax credits for voluntary remediation Indiana Department of Environmental Management: Stipulated Site Assessment Grants Stipulated Remediation Grants Petroleum Remediation Grants Federal Matching Grants Brownfield Low-Interest Loans Voluntary Remediation Tax Credits In Summary…:  In Summary… The place could pay for itself Promotes Kokomo going green Encourages tourism Encourages Ethanol business Promotes local farming Provides a safe rest stop Great community communication tool Thank You!:  Thank You!

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