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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention > CLEAN Community Challenge CLEAN Community Challenge

The Indiana Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) is a free voluntary Community Challenge recognition program that recognizes and rewards Indiana cities, towns, and counties for proactively managing environmental impacts associated with governmental operations. CLEAN Community Challenge members develop and implement a Quality of Life Plan and select five environmental priorities to focus on during a three-year designation period. CLEAN Community Challenge 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.

Indiana Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) Community Challenge 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 Community Challenge program manager at (800) 988-7901 or via email at

Current CLEAN Community Challenge Members and Environmental Initiatives

CLEAN Community Challenge